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The Paradox

 the paradox

Foto – Peter Sahlberg

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

 

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

 

Yoga helps us find slower, fewer, but deeper breaths. Less overall muscle tension but more specific muscle engagement. Less diffuse mental energy but more laser-like concentration. Less wanting, more acceptance; less doing more being. If you, like me, live in the quick pulse of a busy city; if you enjoy its modern conveniences and hate its noisy chaos, then your yoga practice is largely about balance. Rather than making yoga your time out, use your practice to prepare yourself for the world out there. Yoga brings the body into stressful positions, challenges the muscles to hold longer, to stretch deeper. We create situations of tension. And then we learn to soften into that discomfort, to find stillness at the centre of a self-imposed turbulence. The ability to maintain equanimity in a yoga pose is directly related to the ability to maintain sanity in a high-speed, low-connection culture.

 

Jeff Dickson.

 

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Snart dags för magiska Santa Teresa

santa teresa

Foto – Jonathan Kjell

Snart, snart, snart öppnar vi portarna till vårt magiska retreat i det sagolika vinterhemmet – Santa Teresa i Costa Rica. Wihooooo….jag längtar!!! Detta ställe är som skapat för fantastiska yoga-sessions och harmonisk meditation.

 

Santa Teresa ligger i nordvästra Costa Rica och är ett ställe som liksom lockar åt sig passionerade människor från hela världen och tillsammans skapar vi en plats som är drömlik. Regnskogen löper hela vägen ner till den palmkläddastranden som enligt många tillhör världens vackraste. Klimatet är tropiskt – väldigt spaliknande i sin karaktär – runt 30 grader både i luften och i vattnet. Perfekt destination för Yogiakademin helt enkelt.

 

Vi kommer hålla 10-dagars retreats där från den 20e december till den sista februari. Det har varit galen efterfrågan men vi har några platser kvar vissa av perioderna, spana in här om du är intresserad.

 

Det ska bli såååååååå härligt med SOL!

 

Läs gärna mer om min, Peters och Jens älskade Yogiakademin här.

 

senaste från Hälsa

Jessika Bungum – Vad är yoga?

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Foto – Adam Falk

Hello!

Idag blir det en till härlig intervju med min underbara vän och kollega Jessika Bungum. Hon har vart med oss i team Yogiakademin sen start och kommer även följa med till Costa Rica för att bjuda på härliga yogaklasser och otrolig intuitiv massage. En session med henne är ren MAGI. Jessika Bungum – vad är yoga för dig?

 

Source. I draw my inspiration to sharing yoga from life and the evolution of human consciousness. My relationships to love, my friends, teachers, students and society, meditation and the body. I am in awe of the many paths and processes of transformation that humans choose.

 

Share. I share yoga because I can. As a vocation it was as if yoga teaching called me, I didn’t directly choose it.The fascinating part of teaching is the leela (play), the dynamics between the actors; the student, the energy in the room, moving together and learning to to sense that which is moving when the body is still.

 

Breathe. Every class is like a mini-universe. We meet to playfully cultivate a practice of listening on the mat with simple tools; breath and asana, and then step back witness as it spreads into the outer reality we co-create.

 

My approach to teaching the past year is focused on the power of the breath. I see in the breath as our connection point between mindbody and spirit. A wise man once told me: Never stop breathing, don’t hold your breath. Because with every breath you take the universe pulsates. If you stop breathing, how will the universe find you?

 

Body. Regarding asana, I am passionate about practicing safely with appropriate alignment with respect for the lines of energy in the body and room.  Exploring how we can find the support we need within us while staying effortlessly connected with everything at once… sounds like a lot, but when the flow takes your it is all there, in one moment everything IS. It is my intention to facilitate the co-creation of such a space for you.

 

Om du är sugen på andras tankar om yoga spana in här.

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