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Yoga and Addiction

This article includes Karunamayi personal work with addition. It is divided into sections which include: treatment, why yoga works, how asana, breath control, concentration and meditation help addiction. Karunamayi also explores the effects of deep relaxation and her experiences of teaching people who are overcoming addiction.

Live Yoga: An Ashram Approach to Daily Life

The following thoughts were written in India while I was on a 3 month sabbatical. During this time I realised that the most important thing in my life was to realise my True Essential Self and that I had to be at Mandala Yoga Ashram. This was not a choice but life telling me this in no uncertain ways. So on New Years Eve 2013, I moved into Mandala Yoga Ashram and begun a new chapter in life. While the thoughts that I wrote in 2013 are still very much valid my personal situation and thoughts have developed since then, however I have decided to leave the essay as written because it clearly shows my thought process at the time while I was living a ‘normal’ life and not as an Ashram resident, so it may be more use to the majority of people reading it. Hari Om Tat Sat Dharmakirti Yoga Point YTTC essay November/December 2013 - edited in April 2015

The Joy of Living with Swami Anubhavananda

I have known Swamiji since 2007 when I had the wonderful opportunity of being his student on a year-long Vedanta training course in India. The teachings he gave then have formed the bedrock of my spiritual life ever since. He has an extraordinary depth of knowledge of the spiritual texts which he is able to share in such an accessible and humorous way without losing any of the essential message. Devotional by nature, Swamiji is easily approachable and has the gift of making the person in front of him feel valued He is a contemporary Master whose motto – Be Happy – is a quality he lives and freely shares in his daily interactions as he travels from place to place.

Full Circle

Nirbhaya, a graduate from the 2012-2014 Yoga Teacher Training Course, reflects on the penultimate day of the course which she describes as one of the most unique, uplifting and profound days of her life.

Insights into Healing Addiction Through Yoga

I discovered yoga over 10 years ago. Initially, I used to go to a class intermittently depending on how motivated I felt or what else there was around to distract me. This went on for a number of years, but with a growing interest, I started going to workshops and retreats, spending a little more time diving deeper into my self. Gradually the practice of yoga began to fill my life more and more.

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