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Wu-Wei or Not-Doing as Philosophy In fifty years of studying, practicing and teaching yoga I have developed a way of working with the body, the breath and the mind, which is at once simple and sophisticated. After having been exposed to so many religions and philosophies, with their myriad rules and regulations, I finally condensed […]

The Eight Vital Principles of Practice

In 1981 I wrote ‘Centering Down.’ It was my first attempt to describe – not the practice of yoga itself – but the way to practice. Centering Down became straight away a classic and is still in demand. For many schools and practitioners it has become the basic book for practice. In it I describe […]

Dona practising Yoga in the snow

Centered Yoga

What is ‘Centered yoga’? Centered yoga is the search for balance between the two polarities of the human being, the outgoing, extrovert, active side and the ingoing, introvert, receptive side, in which there is no ‘leakage’ of energy, and no holding back. It is the understanding and application of the old yin-yang symbol, where the […]