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

By Marcus J Freed

January 21, 2011 | 2:59 am

MOUNTAIN POSE - HOW TO DO IT
Feet together. Inner thighs roll backwards. Tummy tucked in. Fold in your ribs. Open your upper chest. Look straight ahead of you. Be enlightened. Experience freedom. Simple, huh?

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’... 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

    Posture
    : 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

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  • 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

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