Jewish Journal

  • Kosher Sutra: Toucha toucha touch me (Vayechi)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 17, 2010 | 3:14 am

    Kosher Sutra: “place your hand under my thigh..with kindness and balance” (Gen 47:29)

    Soul Solution: Get in touch with your eternal potential

    Posture: Staff Pose (Dandasana)

    Body Benefit: Strengthen thighs and improve posture.

    On his 80th birthday, BKS Iyengar described how... read on

  • Young=Good. Old=Bad: A New Philosophy of Aging

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 16, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    The drive out of Los Angeles is a culture shock. Huge billboards continually reinforce that everything you thought was right about your life is wrong. The massive signs reinforce the need for botox, facelifts, wrinkle smoothing and breast enhancements. There’s only one conclusion... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Destroying Fear (Vayigash)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 12, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    Kosher Sutra: “the spirit of their father Jacob revived” (Gen 46:28)

    Soul Solution: Banish fear, revive spirits.

    Posture: Extended Child’s pose.

    Benefit: Reduce Anxiety.

    A challenging aspect of human life is that we all experience fear at some point. Many people hide it... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Hey hey hey Joseph (Parsha Mikeitz)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 3, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Kosher Sutra: “Pharoah dreamed he was standing by the Nile” (Gen 41:1)

    Soul Solution: Find balance, spread your light.

    Posture: Splits preparation.

    Body Benefit: Flexibility in legs.

    Do you ever have one of those weeks when everything gets busy at once? It never rains but it... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Turkey Day (Vayeishev)

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 25, 2010 | 10:32 am


    Kosher Sutra: “Go and see how your brothers are doing” (Gen 37:8)

    Soul Solution
    : Inner peace and banish depression

    Posture: Pigeon Posture

    Body Benefit: Opens hips and back

    Every day brings new teachings. I learned today that once a year the leader of the free... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Safe Arrivals (Vayishlach)

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 23, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    Kosher Sutra: ‘And Yacov arrived safely’ (Gen 33:18)

    Soul Solution: Total healing, body and soul

    Posture: Bound-angle pose

    Body Benefit: Strengthen hips & preparation for childbirth

    We’ve all heard that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, but it’s not usually much... read on

  • The Failsafe Mechanism: Jewish Women

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 15, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    These days we are all seasoned travellers. We don’t need to listen to basic aircraft announcements because we’ve heard it all before, and even if we haven’t, how hard can it be to escape from an aeroplane that has landed on water? Several thoughtful airlines have relieved staff... read on

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