How to Begin a Yoga Practice
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How to Begin a Yoga Practice

General Recommendations for Yoga Practice 1. Introduction The practice of Hatha Yoga is a profound undertaking that guides you to the realization of your innermost Self, the Spiritual Heart. It’s a process of deepening the understanding of who you are while bringing balance and harmony into your physical, energetic, emotional, and mental bodies. It’s a...

Temporary Closure of the Center – October 2020
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Temporary Closure of the Center – October 2020

With this new phase of the coronavirus pandemic unfolding and the tightening of restrictions here in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, we temporarily closed our center in Longeval on October 25th. Consequently, all programs scheduled up to near the end of February 2021 have, unfortunately, been canceled. If you had registered for any of these...

October 26, 2020January 13, 2021by
Temporary Closure of the Center
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Temporary Closure of the Center

Dear Friends of the Heart, In light of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, which is presently unfolding in Europe and France, we have had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our Hridaya Yoga France Center to the public, from now until the end of April. It is with much disappointment that we...

March 15, 2020March 15, 2020by
The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration
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The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration

By Natasha Friedman The Yearning of Spiritual Aspiration A student goes to his teacher in ancient India. He asks, “When will I reach enlightenment?”The teacher leads him to a river, takes him out in a rowboat, and asks him to jump overboard. When he does, the teacher thrusts the student’s head under the water and holds...

September 3, 2019July 25, 2020by
Buddhas Everywhere
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Buddhas Everywhere

By Tasha Friedman There’s a special kind of paranoia that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition says you should cultivate: a sneaking suspicion that everyone around you might be a Buddha. Maybe, just maybe, any person you see is actually an enlightened being taking this form to teach you something.

January 22, 2019April 21, 2019by
Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya
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Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya

By Tasha Friedman During Hridaya Yoga Modules, we offer our students an opportunity to participate in a sacred transfiguration ritual, where we practice Shiva/Shakti Adoration through steady and soft eye gazing revealing Shiva (Divine Masculine) and Shakti (Divine Feminine), followed by deep meditation on the Spiritual Heart.

December 13, 2018May 30, 2019by