News on and from Odaka Yoga

Insight, Inspiration, Integrity

Seeing the yoga posture as it is In order to see the asana as it is, grounding our awareness in ourselves, cannot interfere with or force the body and mind in reaching the pose. The body breaths out, and we feel it. The body breaths in, and we feel it. What do we feel? We [...]

2018-04-15T04:16:42+00:00 Sunday 15 April 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Freedom from ‘I want’

A man once told Buddha, "I want happiness." The Buddha replied, "First remove 'I', that's identification, Ego. Then remove 'want', that's desire. And now all you're left with is happiness. Yoga should be a tool to free the mind from ‘I want’ to rediscover that we’re happiness. Otherwise, we are drowning in identification for all time. [...]

2018-03-29T11:42:39+00:00 Thursday 29 March 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Just feel, only feel instead of over thinking!

Whenever in our daily yoga practice or Yoga teaching we are engaged in thinking, we are not aware. We forget ourself. Awareness and forgetting ourself are opposites. Let’s come back to awareness of body and mind. The way to begin the yoga practice and teaching is to become aware of oneself.  In Odaka Yoga® there [...]

2018-03-19T08:26:06+00:00 Monday 19 March 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A quiet mind of a contemporary warrior | Vol 1

Over thinking and over analysing separates the mind from the body. There is a beautiful concept in the Yoga Sutras, Parinamavada, the understanding that constant change is an inherent part of the cause and effect nature of life. To step into Parinamavada we use the concept of moving from the centre (tanden), expressing circular movements. [...]

2017-12-05T13:20:12+00:00 Thursday 23 November 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Trust your intuition

Trust your intuition it never lies! As a culture, we have learned to believe that rationality is what should prevail when making decisions. But what of that "inner voice", that gut feeling, that little something instinctual from within that tell us how we feel beneath those layers of logic? How To Listen, Trust and Follow [...]

2017-12-05T13:20:14+00:00 Saturday 23 September 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Rise as one: The global yoga community by connecting people to projects that serve humanity

As a proud ambassador for Rise as One I would like you to meet (my friend, peer… etc)  Mark Breadner, a modern yogi who is committed to unifying the global yoga community by connecting people to projects that serve humanity. Mark founded Rise as One, a social enterprise dedicated to helping vulnerable members of society [...]

2017-12-05T13:20:16+00:00 Tuesday 11 July 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |