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The Subtle Body

"You are about to go on a journey through the many dimensions of your own self. This journey will take you through a transformation of consciousness... connecting spirit and matter, Heaven and Earth, mind and body. As you transform yourself, you transform the world." (A. Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind,p2) The...

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The Chakra system is one way of mapping the emotional energy centers of our bodies, they cannot be medically observed although their location and actions correspond to our endocrine system. The action of each chakra may be something you feel deeply and powerfully, or just provide you with a metaphor, ...

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The Koshas

The yogic view of the body involves a ‘subtle body’ that most of us cannot see, beyond our physical body. Important elements of the subtle body are the Koshas; energy sheaths that surround the physical body. Each layer is increasingly subtle and more sattvic. Shiva Rae describes how ‘the kosha...

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Nadis are subtle energy channels, similar to meridians in Chinese Medicine. James Bailey describes them as ‘our energetic irrigation system…Some are wide and rushing, others are a mere trickle. When this system flows freely we are vital and healthy; when it becomes weak and congested, we struggle with poor physical...

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Introduction to Ayurveda

‘According to Ayurveda, the universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. We are all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. This unique combination, determined at the moment of conception, is our constitution, or prakruti. The three doshas...

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