Jewish Journal

Abe’ll Fix It (Chayei Sarah)

By Marcus J Freed

November 14, 2011 | 11:02 pm

Abe’ll Fix It (Chayei Sarah)

Human beings can achieve great things but we also have the capacity to over-complicate things. Hillel managed a memorable soundbite when he summed it all up... read on

  • Revelation (Vayera)

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 11, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    The male of our species is equipped with the unique capacity to ignore items that are directly in front of its eyes. “the bananas are in the fridge next to the butter” says the female. “I can’t see it” replies the baffled male. “Here” says his mate, pointing at the... read on

  • Occupy Yoga, Occupy Your Life

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 3, 2011 | 12:32 am

    We are living in times of economic frustration with ‘Occupy’ protests in over 100 cities across the world. These tented cities have captured the imagination of people wanting a redistribution of wealth, but whether they will achieve their aims is yet to be seen. On walking... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Ride with the tide & go with the flow (Noah)

    By Marcus J Freed

    October 27, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Kosher Sutra: ‘God’s breath calmed the waters’ (Gen 8:1)
    Posture: Boat Pose/Navasana
    Soul Solution: Calm the inner chaos
    Body Benefit: Strengthen abs, deepen breath.

    I recently saw a poster promoting a meditation class in Malibu that had the picture of someone surfing on a... read on

  • Happy Endings (The Yoga of Succot)

    By Marcus J Freed

    October 19, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Kosher Sutra: ‘He showed his love to the peoples’ (Deut 33:3)
    Meditation focus: Anjali-mudra, the lotus of the heart.
    Soul support: Feel loved and complete at every moment, regardless of what’s going on the ‘outside’.
    Posture: Seated in ‘prayer pose’, with both hands pushed... read on

  • The Yoga of Yom Kippur

    By Marcus J Freed

    October 7, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Dear Friends

    It has been amazing year. Thank you for allowing me to journey with you, and I bless you with an incredible year ahead.

    The summer has been busy with the world yoga conference in Portugal, the launch of the Jewish Yoga Network in the USA (we had a great first seminar... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Scaredy-Cat (Shoftim)

    By Marcus J Freed

    September 2, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Kosher Sutra: “Let him go and return to his house, that he should not cause the heart of his brothers to melt, as his heart.” (Deut 19:8)

    Bibliyoga Focus: Banish fear, breathe in the light.

    As a child I used to sit with my father javascript:nullo()and watch MASH, the original... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: C B Yond (Re’eh)

    By Marcus J Freed

    August 26, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Kosher Sutra: I set before you today a blessing and a curse (Deut 11:26)
    Soul Solution: Freedom from pain through non-attachment.

    It is almost impossible to know who wins the lottery. The person who has the correct numbers and receives the prize money is not always the winner. Dr... read on

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Marcus J Freed is a studio-trained yogi, yeshiva-trained educator, published author, BBC broadcaster and classically-trained actor.  Marcus has developed a quartet of powerful...

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