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How to Keep Peace of Mind when the Mind is disturbed

One of my favourite yoga sutras to which I was first introduced when attending a Jivamukti yoga class back in 2008 is: "Vitrka Badhane Pratpaksa Bhavanam" which translates more or less into “when disturbed by negative thinking, think the opposite” [Yoga Sutra II:33] It is such a powerful sutra. When I heard it for the first time accompanied with some personal thoughts of the teacher, it really did stick with me, I felt a deep connection and wanted to learn cultivating my mind so that I become the observer of my thoughts. Once you are the observer you bring awareness to the thoughts and when it is of negative quality you can choose to transform it to the opposite. I know it sounds weird and i

Do you have your own yoga mat, and how do you look after it?

Covid-19 is changing how we visit the yoga studio, club or gym. Many of us bring now their own yoga mat which is also widely recommended by most yoga class providers. If you haven't bought your own mat yet, there couldn't be a better time. I am saying that especially if you are worried about germs, the virus and feel slightly put off going back to the studio because you maybe also feel vulnerable. Some say that they feel much more peace of mind, less stressed and worrying having their own mat rather than using one from the studio. Having your own mat you always know what you have, you can clean in - read further for some tips - and you can buy yourself a mat that fits you and your practice.

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