Jewish Journal

Kosher Sutra: If you’ve got it, flaunt it! (Tsav)

By Marcus J Freed

March 18, 2011 | 1:18 pm

Marcus J Freed tries to see the world from a new perspective. Wishing you a happy Purim. Please remember to drink irresponsibly.

Kosher Sutra: “Place it on the altar” (Vayikra 6:3)
Pose: Headstand
Body Benefit: Turn things upside down, see the world from a new perspective
Soul Solution: Transform yourself to joy... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Purpose (Pekudei)

    By Marcus J Freed

    March 4, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    Kosher Sutra: “These are the accountings for the Temple” (Exodus 38:21)
    Soul Solution: Retuning with our higher calling
    Posture: Lotus/Seated meditation position
    Body Benefit: Finding calm and stillness

    We all have a purpose on earth. When we are in tune with it, everything... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: You can’t always get what you want (Parshat Yitro)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 21, 2011 | 2:59 am

    There seems to be a flaw in the human design. We all become jealous at some point or other. This is natural. We see that other people have things that look nice, and we want it. Maybe ‘it’ is their car, their income, their house, their holiday home, their wife, their boyfriend, their... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Be the Tiger (Parsha Beshallach)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 14, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Kosher Sutra
    : “with the blast of your nostrils…you exhaled with your wind” (Ex 15: 8-10)

    Soul Solution
    : Find strength in times of challenge

    : Bhastrika/Bellows Breathing

    Body Benefit
    : Unleash energy and generate inner heat

    Some times we all need to go to war. Once... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: The Long Breath to Freedom (Parshat Vaera)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 31, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    Kosher sutra: ‘they couldn’t hear Moses because of shortness of breath’ (Ex 6:9)

    Soul solution: Internal Liberation

    Posture: Pranayamic breathing (yogic nostril breath)

    Body Benefit: Release stress.

    We all do it sooner or later. We get into a panic. It is natural. It’s the... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Goodwill to all men (Exodus)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 24, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Kosher Sutra: “And [Moses] struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand” (Ex 2:12)

    Soul Solution: Freedom from emotional disturbances

    Posture: Warrior One

    Body Benefit: Strengthen legs and arms

    As human beings who are full of passion, we can easily become overwhelmed with... read on

  • 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

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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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