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„Karma“ by Johannes Bronkhorst (book review)

„Karma“ by Johannes Bronkhorst (book review)

In Sanskrit, „karma“ originally means just „action“. Since about 2.500 years it is understood in a much larger scale, as the law of cause and effect. According to this law, actions in this life (and in former lives) have an immediate effect on this life. The term...

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„Moon days“, sleep and the menstrual cycle

„Moon days“, sleep and the menstrual cycle

„Hard-core“ Ashtangis normally are practicing their yoga style 6 times per week, ideally in the morning. About every second week they have one additional day off: traditionally practitioners with a daily practice should not do their practice on new moon and on full...

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„Ashtanga Yoga“ by Richard Pilnick (book review)

„Ashtanga Yoga“ by Richard Pilnick (book review)

There is a recent addition in the shala’s library: in the true sense of the word an esthetic book about Ashtanga Yoga, actually a book of photography. About Richard Pilnick The author and photographer is Richard Pilnick, an Englishman, originally a fashion...

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Risks and side effects of „truth “

Risks and side effects of „truth “

Let’s start off with another one my favourite stories about the topic of “truth”: The devil went on a walk with a friend. In front of them - at a distance - walked a man, whom they could only see from the backside. Suddenly, he bent down, picked something up and...

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