from to do lists to being the change
what is change?
there has always been change on Earth, change is inherent to prakrti, it is the only thing permanent in the manifest world, parinâma vada. Change is the underlying law allowing permutation of elements, movement, shift, transformation, transmutation, evolution … It is an expression of conscious and deliberate intention on planes of consciousness we have little access to, but of which the movements of celestial bodies in our solar system and beyond are a reflection
on puberty and menopause
these words are still a bit of a taboo and to think that one might attend a week-end or a week long retreat on this subject may not at first sound appealing. And yet, the majority of yoga students are women and middle-aged, which does make menopause a relevant topic for a workshop. But why should we associate menopause with puberty? Both are periods of transition, which mark the beginning and the end of the fertile years for a woman. You may argue that males go through puberty as well. Indeed, there is something comparable in the changes boys and girls undergo in their bodies and minds. The parallels stop, however…
sound of the belly : the mystery of menopause
menopause marks the end of the fertile years in which a woman can give birth to a child and the beginning of a new age in which a fertility of another kind may unfold, a period of giving birth to one self. The changes that occur in her body and mind are signs that a complete transformation is being called for. Menopause is a rite of passage …
yoga for women
why should women approach yoga in a different way than men ?
looking at the anatomy and physiology of a human being, there is little difference between a male and female body. Only few of the many genes determining all the characteristics of a human body are gender related and will produce the reproductive system of either gender. Differences in size of organs such as lungs and brain, for instance, is proportional to the average size of a male or female system and doesn’t really affect their respective function and performance. Although women are generally smaller and less strong physically, they are …