Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

Yoga And The Wizard Of Oz

What I Did Not Know I currently live in Victoria, BC,I grew up in Toronto, so tornadoes were never really much of an issue for me. Although, I’ve always been fascinated by tornadoes, movies like “Twister”, about the immense force that tornadoes create, I find fascinating. As a child growing up, one of the more predominant memories I have is watching the Wizard of Oz. I am  not sure why, but it was something that

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Was Gandhi A Yogi?

Intro Yoga is a part of the Hindu culture and Gandhi was a Hindu. Having said that for the record he was a yogi!   Early Life Before Gandhi was “Gandhi Gandhi”, he was actually trained to be a barrister (i.e a lawyer). He did his training in England and for the first 2 years after graduating from law school, he lived in London. He spent those years trying to fit in with English culture

A Brief History Of Yoga

A Brief History Of Yoga

The Facts Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuji” which means to yoke or bind. It is often translated as “union” or a method of discipline to unite body, mind and spirit. A 2005 study shows that 5.5% of Canadian adults or 1.4 million people now practice yoga, an increase of 15% from the prior year and 45.4%

New Look At Enlightenment

New Look At Enlightenment

Enlightenment The definition of Enlightenment is the “full comprehension of a situation”. The term is commonly used to explain The Age of Enlightenment but is also used in a religious context by western cultures. Translating in several Buddhist terms and concepts like, bodhi, kensho and satori. Other related terms include Moksha (liberation) in Hinduism, Jnana in Jainism, and ushta in Zoroastrianism.   More Definition The definition of enlightenment in the western world in modern terms

What Are The Yoga Sutras?

What Are The Yoga Sutras?

Overview In our yoga teacher training programs in Hamilton, Vancouver, Victoria, (but also in Banff, Jasper Calgary. Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, London,  Halifax.  St Johns), one of the main topics covered in the program is learning about the sutras? Yoga sutras are “a collection of texts written by the sage, Patanjali,” around 400 C.E. The collection contains what is thought to be much of the bases of classical yoga philosophy and is made up of 196 sutras