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
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Temporary Closure of the Center

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 25. We have had to continue to push back our plans for reopening and all on-site programs scheduled up to June 13, 2021 have, unfortunately,...

October 26, 2020May 15, 2021by
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