Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pictures from Kulturhavn 2012 - the beauty of Yoga in the sun

In August 2012 i had the pleasure of participating in Natha's activities in Kulturhavn - Copenhagen's biggest social activity. kept every yer, this event gathers around 200 associations to display their activity to the public in an open and free space of hundreds of meters along the canal in Copenhagen.
We kept there tantra lectures and workshops, open yoga sessions, a yang spiral meditation and more.
Saturday afternoon, a few of us who have just finished an open class just felt like feting together and creating some formations of asanas in group, simply enjoying ourselves and wanting to share the beauty of yoga with the people.
A crowed quickly gathered around us and a photographer who became fascinated with us took these beautiful pictures that you see bellow.

Monday, February 25, 2013

7 Reasons why I stand on my head and like it

Every person has at least one thing that they are passionate about, that they love doing and look forward to. For me, it’s standing on my head. Some people watch movies, others play basketball. I stand on my head. For many years I have been standing on my head every day for a quarter of an hour each day. Just to be clear, this is not some strange hobby – this is an ancient yogic technique called Shirshasana in Sanskrit and today usually referred to as the ‘Head Stand’. Moreover, it is not a hobby – it is a very powerful tool!
Some might think that I am wasting my time or that I am a some kind of dreamy eyed hippy (I apologize to all the dreamy eyed hippies), so to set the record straight – I am 35 years old with both feet on the ground (accept for when I am standing on my head, of course), am working in marketing, am also studying psychology and am a retired military officer. For me this practice of standing on my head is a very efficient investment of my time. And I am not alone. Many great persons had the same conclusion. For example, the founder and first prime-minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, is known to have been spending some time every day on his head (despite having an entire nation on his head, so to speak).
With my feet tickling the sky and my head rooted steadily on the ground, I feel my body becoming so soft and relaxed. The thoughts slow down, rising up to the surface of my awareness, inner tensions and conflicts are made conscious of and dissolve, the mind becomes more and more clear and calm until eventually a great silence sets in. Now an ineffable journey begins into mysterious spiritual realities and altered states of consciousness.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Interview with the winners of the Yoga Contest June 2012

Here is an interview which I kept a few months ago with the 2 winners of the Yoga Contest that took place on 16th June 2012. The interview was kept right after the conclusion of the contest. Unlike most contests which make one compete with others, the Annual Yoga Contest for Promoting the Spiritual Values aimed to make the participants compete with themselves, to raise beyond their limits and strive to come ever closer to Perfection.
This interview gives us an opportunity to see Yoga through the eyes of these 2 magnificent women, and to better understand how through Yoga we can transform ourselves.

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Welcome to my blog.

My name is Arthur Lederer and I am a student of Spiritual Transformation. My tools are Yoga, Tantra and Meditation. My teachers on this path are Gregorian Bivolaru, and his student Advaitananda. They represent for me my ideal - to learn to follow the waves of transformation of Life, like a surfer rides the waves of the ocean; to be actively carried by the ripples of continuous transformation, in an expansion towards the recesses of the Universe, and on the way, repeatedly rediscover my Center.

In the words of Gregorian Bivolaru: ''What you are now, also I have been; what I am now, also you will be one day.''
In the words of Advaitananda: ''A good teacher is the teacher who never stopped being a good student.''

In this blog I aim to share some of my experiences and incites on the path of Spiritual Perfection, with the hope that it may be of use to others who travel this road as I do. 

With blessings of Love and Light to all,