Thank you to everyone who joined us on our very first 'Buddhist Discovery Retreat'!
About 4 years ago I did my first silent meditation retreat at Nan Tien Temple and found it so influential to my spiritual development at the time that I continued to make regular visits and shortly after built up the courage to radically change my career and life direction. Last weekend I was so excited to be able to offer a Buddhist Discovery Day Retreat offering workshops on activities such as the traditional practices of tai chi and calligraphy; as well as my favourite...
...yoga has several facets, and though the aim and culmination of yoga is the sight of the soul, it has lots of beneficial side effects... among which are health, happiness, peace and poise
We are all drawn to practice yoga for a wide variety of reasons, whether it be for exercise, or connecting with yourself on a deeper level, increasing flexibility, addressing an injury or assisting with anxiety or simply to maintain peace of mind. One interesting yoga article cites 38 specific health benefits of yoga, and I believe this number is really just scratching the surface of possible benefits physically and physiologically that can be attained through a regular yoga practice. Although it is by no means the ultimate goal of yoga, a healthy body and mind is vital preparation for reaching these higher states of awareness.
A short 5 minute extract from 'Yoga - The Essence of Life' on an interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga - Enjoy! Tehla xx
Hi there and thanks for dropping by! I'm Tehla Jane and I'm a self-confessed word nerd, bookworm and yoga devotee from Wollongong, Australia. I love to wonder and wander, and especially love spending time with my two little girls and hubby Glen. My blog is inspired by my daily musings in my trusty journal, where I scribble out endless pages in almost illegible handwriting and occasionally convert this into a typed format! Welcome!