Yoga events run by Anahata Retreat – expand your mind!

Anahata Retreat has just released it's next round of yoga events for 2010. Kicking off today in Nelson, there's a huge range of yoga events on offer - everything from Kids Yoga taught by 13 year old Sundari to in-depth workshops on the koshas and mantras. Even better for those in Wellington, Swami Muktidharma is coming up for a few days to deliver not just some public events, but also the opportunity for people to meet with him personally. Makes me wish I was still living in … [Read more...]

Day 15 to 21: Forty Day Sadhana of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Kara-Leah in half lotus, looking less than relaxed

Read the first posts in this series here: Committing to a Forty Day Sadhana of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Day 1 to 7: Forty Day Sadhana of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Day 8 to 14: Forty Day Sadhana of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya I'm over halfway through this sadhana, and the results have been incredible. Last week I shared some of the burning away process, whereby the movement of prana in the body releases old samskaras. This can be a painful and at times bewildering process, yet ultimately it … [Read more...]

How do I Open My Third Eye?

Open your eye

by Kara-Leah Grant Many people may think the concept of the third eye is metaphorical, or even mythical. But all of the concepts explained through yoga, including chakra and maya kosha (the five bodies) are experiential. That is, as you practice yoga, you actually experience the reality that these concepts explain. After all - how do you think these ideas come about in the first place? They weren't made up, or imagined. Yogis experienced them in their practice and then described the … [Read more...]