May all be happy, May all be healthy, May all see goodness, May there be no worry. All beings want to live - little ants 🐜 lining up to drink because they want to live. P.s if you’re worried about the ones that seem to have fallen in we put a long stick in the middle so they could climb out - which they promptly did). #ahimsa #compassion #empathy #yoga #yogatime #vajrasatiyoga #allislove
We are going to appear in the next FreeTibet magazine what an honour! Currently organising for the next one. #freetibet #tantra #tibetanyoga #yoga #yogaandmusic Thank you #lisanicholsrider #gyratoryallstars #togins #worldlove #freedom @latest_music_bar
Vajrasati Yoga Teacher Training Brighton/Brixton is 20 years old next year. This weeks end of term assessment was inspiring! #teachertrainee #yogateachertraining #yogauk #yogatraining #yogabrighton #yogabrixton @yogaallianceprofessionals #brightonyoga #londonyoga #yoga #yogin #vajrasatiyoga
But only in human beings is the Atman obvious, for they are equipped with cognition. They speak what they have understood. They see what they have recognized, and know what will exist tomorrow. They know of this world and of the other. Through that which is mortal, they strive for immortality. They are equipped with all this... such a human being is an ocean. He partakes of everything in the world, and still his thoughts go beyond it. And even if he were to partake of the other world, his thoughts would also go beyond it. —Aitereya Aranyaka 2.3.2 – 2.3.3, ~1000 BCE Translated by Annette Wilke and Oliver Moebus #Aitareya #aranyaka #yogalondon #yoga #yogabrighton #yogapractice #yoginis #yogainspiration #vajrasatiyoga
Vajrasati yoga is all about friendship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was living among the Sakyans. Now there is a Sakyan town named Sakkara. There Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to the Blessed One, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, Ven. Ananda said to the Blessed One, "This is half of the holy life, lord: admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie." "Don't say that, Ananda. Don't say that. Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life. When a monk has admirable people as friends, companions, & comrades, he can be expected to develop & pursue the noble eightfold path. "And how does a monk who has admirable people as friends, companions, & comrades, develop & pursue the noble eightfold path? There is the case where a monk develops right view dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation, resulting in relinquishment. He develops right resolve... right speech... right action... right livelihood... right effort... right mindfulness... right concentration dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation, resulting in relinquishment. This is how a monk who has admirable people as friends, companions, & colleagues, develops & pursues the noble eightfold path. "And through this line of reasoning one may know how admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life: It is in dependence on me as an admirable friend that beings subject to birth have gained release from birth, that beings subject to aging have gained release from aging, that beings subject to death have gained release from death, that beings subject to sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair have gained release from sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair. It is through this line of reasoning that one may know how admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Buddha - the upaddha sutta
Molly’s (current trainee) description of Vajrasati Yoga. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vajrasati Description by Molly @molly.sparkle ✨ Vajrasati is a yoga of movement influenced by its roots, an evolution of yoga using classical postures with some modern adaptations. Vajrasati uses the same postures that you come across in most yoga classes, but practices in a way that holds close the philosophy of yoga by moving towards integration, moving towards the breath, and practising in a way that is meditative. With no specific sequence and staying open to interpretation in the moment to how we are Vajrasati responds to the energy that is in the class, the energy as the teacher, and to what is going on in the room. It constantly draws on resources in the present, empowering students to tune into what is going on in the posture at that time.