Jewish Journal

Happy Endings (The Yoga of Succot)

By Marcus J Freed

October 19, 2011 | 10:21 am

Sri Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of Western Yoga, in Anjali-mudra/Prayer position.

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... 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

  • Kosher Sutra: EAT LOVE PRAY (Ekev)

    By Marcus J Freed

    August 19, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Kosher Sutra: EAT LOVE PRAY

    Kosher Sutra: ‘Eat, be satisfied and bless…’ (Deut 8:10)
    Posture: Gormukhasna/Cow-face pose
    Body Benefit: Open your heart space
    Soul Solution: Lift up your heart

    To almost everyone’s surprise, praying has come back into fashion. It’s called... read on

  • Shalom Prince William: An unofficial guide to Southern California’s language and culture

    By Marcus J Freed

    July 10, 2011 | 1:58 am

    Dear Prince William and Duchess Kate

    Welcome to Los Angeles! On behalf of the Jewish community, we hope you have a great time. Please come for tea if you’ve got any time before you leave; I think that Victoria & David should be stopping by at some point so it’ll be nice if we can all hang out.

    as ever, your loyal subject-

    Marcus of Watford.

  • Skid Row, LA: Adventures in The Kosher Sutra

    By Marcus J Freed

    June 13, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Last Sunday I had a profound experience in downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row is the poorest district in LA, and the setting for The Soloist. I was there as part of a volunteer day at a homeless shelter and got more than I bargained for. 150 homeless African Americans were in attendance... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Date Night (Emor)

    By Marcus J Freed

    May 6, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    Kosher Sutra: ‘These are the appointed festivals for God, you shall call them holy’ (Lev 23:37)
    Soul Solution: Improved clarity and improved relationships
    Posture: Bridge
    Body Benefit: Strengthen arms and legs, open heart space.

    One of the greatest afflictions of our age is the... 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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