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Direct the mind to anger itself instead of the cause of anger....
10/20/2021
Managing Anger

Direct the mind to anger itself instead of the cause of anger....

Direct the mind to anger itself instead of the cause of anger.

A personal experience of applying a home remedy....
10/06/2021
Ginger for Toothache

A personal experience of applying a home remedy....

A personal experience of applying a home remedy.

By Ying Xie From Qi whiz we learn “meet others with harmonious Qi (He Qi)”, and “with harmonious Qi (He Qi) one can make...
09/21/2021
Maintaining relationships

By Ying Xie From Qi whiz we learn “meet others with harmonious Qi (He Qi)”, and “with harmonious Qi (He Qi) one can make money”. What does He Qi mean? He Qi is the maintainer of relationships. We can start by understanding He and Yin / Yang to understand He Qi. 1. He means and, with....

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Understand Yin-Yang and the energy that maintains relationships – harmonious Qi.

During these days temperatures soar to over 30°C, with the humidex it feels even hotter. The hot and humid conditions ca...
08/12/2021

During these days temperatures soar to over 30°C, with the humidex it feels even hotter. The hot and humid conditions can cause digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Massaging belly can help to relieve these symptoms.
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During these days temperatures soar to over 30°C, with the humidex it feels even hotter. The hot and humid conditions can cause digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Massaging belly can help to relieve these symptoms.
Read more https://www.wishingtreeyoga.ca/blog

02/22/2016
Wishingtree Yoga - Simply Yoga

Lion Pose (Siṁhāsana) Story
By Rupa
Lion pose is dedicated to Narasiṁha, the fierce man-lion Incarnation of Viṣṇu. Once, the demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu obtained a boon from Brahmā ensuring that he would not be killed, by day or night, in or out of his house, in the water, land or sky, by demigod, man or beast. Thus Hiraṇyakaśipu is unafraid of death as he believes that no one within the material world can kill him. He becomes so powerful that he is able to bring all three planetary systems under his control. Then the demon king begins to persecute both demigods and men, including his own son Prahlāda who is an ardent devotee of Lord Viṣṇu. Prahlāda is thrown down into the abyss, crushed under the feet of an elephant, set on the fire, and poisoned. Despite all of these cruelties, by the favour of Lord Viṣṇu, Prahlāda remains unscathed and with greater faith preaches of God’s omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. Hiraṇyakaśipu is so angry that he hits the pillar of his palace hall and asks his son if Viṣṇu is in the pillar. To prove Prahlāda’s claim that Supreme God is omnipresent, Lord Viṣṇu burst from the pillar in the fearful half-man, half-lion form. At this moment it is dusk, when it is neither day nor night. The Lord Viṣṇu puts Hiraṇyakaśipu on his lap and rips the demon king’s body apart with sharp nails.

Self inquiry from the story: Can being the strongest and most powerful people save us from death? Death can happen anytime to anyone at anyplace, regardless of one’s age, skin colour, health condition, citizenship, work position, education level, financial situation, religious beliefs or any other material condition related to the physical body. So when death comes without notice, am I ready? How can I have a peaceful death and a happy life?

Welcome to Rupa’s Yoga and Meditation classes at Wishingtree Yoga. Rupa Manjari Devi Das (Ivy) has been practicing Yoga since 1996 in China. Her Chinese background and training gives her a natural understanding of this ancient eastern wisdom; her living, studying and teaching in Canada has provided her the opportunity to develop the practice in a modern western way. The experience will let you understand this amazing scientific knowledge and give you practical skills and techniques to use on and off the mat!

For more information, visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

Monkey God Pose (Hanumānāsana)
02/02/2016
Monkey God Pose (Hanumānāsana)

Monkey God Pose (Hanumānāsana)

By Rupa Monkey God Pose is a posture named for the monkey deity Hanuman. Hanuman is an unforgettable character in the great epic, Ramayana; he is a symbol of courage, loyalty, humility, devotion and

Close Your Eyes
08/11/2015
Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

By Kim O’BrienRupa, co-founder of Wishingtree Yoga Centre, once asked me why I do yoga, what my goal is when I attend a class. I told her that when I come to my mat it’s to take a break, to get out of my head and to unwind. Yoga demands my full attention without being overly demanding. The simplest…

06/27/2015

July 1st Free Yoga Class @ Walter Baker Park, Kanata, 9-10am followed by a half hour Kirtan

The ability to see perfectionBy Rupa Manjari Devi DasWe like to see beautiful and perfect things. To be able to see perf...
05/31/2015
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The ability to see perfection
By Rupa Manjari Devi Das

We like to see beautiful and perfect things. To be able to see perfection needs a proper perspective. If we already have an opinion of what we are looking at, then what we see is not the original view; instead, it is the view through coloured glass, not the view of reality. For example, if we have done the posture Down Facing Dog many times, then we have a pre-set perception of how to do the posture. When the instructor does it in a different way, we will judge that the instructor is not doing the pose “right”. We use our own standard to judge others and are not able to accept the difference. By this way, the posture practice is only a repetition from memory, from an old pattern, and we have lost the fresh direct experience. We live in the past. That’s why we always like to have new postures, we feel easily bored. We lose enthusiasm in a short time. How can we enjoy life when we have to always look around or our heart doesn’t feel satisfied? To let our heart settle down, we can not expect to search from the outside, we need to change our perspective. Accept everything as it is and work from there. Only by this way we can experience inner peace and calm to see the beauty of reality even in an imperfect situation. Perfection exists everywhere when we are able to see. Do we really have the eyes that can see or are we always looking for something to complain about?

To read more articles from Rupa, please visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

As free as a bird in a cage By Rupa Manjari Devi Das What is reality? What is illusion? Even very knowledgeable people c...
05/05/2015
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As free as a bird in a cage

By Rupa Manjari Devi Das


What is reality? What is illusion? Even very knowledgeable people can be bewildered. For example, a lot of people think that life is about having a good job, enjoying the vacation and then a good pension. This is all of the human life. We forget one important aspect: we are not a machine we are a human being, a human being that has a soul. And the soul like the bird needs freedom. Thus, instead of containing our Self like a bird in a cage, we need to find a way to set our Self free. A bird in a cage might have a nice comfortable life, doesn’t have to worry about food, water, doesn’t have to worry about the weather, but this “nice” life is exchanged for freedom. A bird that can not fly is not a bird anymore. If the bird doesn’t want to come out of the cage but just wants to “enjoy” the so called comfortable life, then we say the bird is in illusion. Unfortunately, most of the time, after a while, the bird doesn’t want to go out anymore because it is caught by the “nice” comfortable life. It becomes afraid of the life outside the cage. The bird forgets that it has wings, it can fly; it can fly freely in the blue sky. The bird thinks “happiness” is staying in the cage as a normal life, and is more import than having the freedom and facing reality. Similarly, people whose consciousness is not awake prefer to be stuck in the material body and “enjoy” all the sense pleasure provided by the material body. When someone tries to wake up this person, he/she will be agitated: “I have such a good life, why should I wake up? Why do I have to experience uncertainty? ” That’s the power of illusion. We forget who we are. We regard the well decorated cage as paradise. We refuse or are afraid to come out. We like to accept the beautiful illusion but not the variable reality. We make believe like a child that the illusion is reality.


To read more articles from Rupa, please visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

Understanding energy in our body--- By Rupa Manjari Devi Das Energy exists every where, it permeates the whole universe....
04/09/2015
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Understanding energy in our body
--- By Rupa Manjari Devi Das



Energy exists every where, it permeates the whole universe. It manifest in two ways: one way is in dull matter, not moving, such as stones, hills, mountains, earth ect.; the other way is hidden but moving; the moving, vibrating energies called Prāṇa , the life force, vital energy. This hidden potential energy is the core in all beings—beings that possessing life force, includes plants, animals, human beings and spiritual beings. The manifesting of Prāṇa could be physical, cosmic and spiritual. Breathing, sexuality, thinking, feeling, willing and the ability of acting are physical manifestations. Gravity, heat, light, magnetism, and electricity are cosmic manifestations. The Self, our soul, is spiritual manifestation. We are not this material body, which will be gone when we die. We are Divine sparkles, which is eternal when we recognize our true identity and connect with the original source of Prāṇa . The individual Self is part of the Divine. Every individual is born through and lives by Divine Presence. When the individual physical body dissolves, the vital force still remains intact and is carried to another material body, and we have come to know this process as death; but the true Self can be free to return to its original source if the Self is not attached to this material world.

We should know that Prāṇa can not exist alone, it is always together with the possessor. For instance, when we mention gravity, we understand on Earth, it’s the gravity of Earth. Earth is the possessor of the gravity, without Earth, no gravity. Similarly, without the source of light, no light can be seen. The possessor and the appearance can not be separated, but the possessor is the original source. The Supreme possessor of Prāṇa (The Divine) is the prime mover of all activity, from who creates, protects, maintains and annihilates the universe and every being in the universe.

One might survival without food for 7 days, maybe 3 days without water still able alive, but we can not survival without breath for even 5 minutes. When we breathe, we breathe in Prāṇa, but the air itself is not Prāṇa. For example, when someone is in a coma, he/ she might be able to keep the physical body functioning with the help of a breathing machine, but they are not really active alive, because there is no Prāṇa. The person is in a vegetative state. Therefore, The vitality is not base on physical body, the physical body is only a vehicle for the soul. Prāṇa gives beings life and consciousness. Without Prāṇa, the real Self cannot exist. A person is not really a living being without spirit-- our soul, which is Prāṇa manifestation.

Welcome to join Rupa Manjari Devi Das’s Chakra workshop to know more about energy.

For more information, visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

04/05/2015

What is Yoga?
By Rupa Manjari Devi Dasi

Yoga is not a religion, but a spiritual practice and a science of Self-realization. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in Bhārata-varṣa (land of India). The word Yoga is derived from the root “yuj”, means “yoke, to link and unite, to join and connect, to conjunct with”. So there is an object to work with. It can be body, mind and spirit.



Yoga is practiced so skills and techniques can be mastered for well-being and happiness. Everyone follows the path that is toward this goal, but there are different degrees of progress on the path. It includes five layers of understanding Yoga:

v “to yoke”- means to control the senses

v “union”- the personal joining of body, mind and spirit (Self)

v “to connect”- when Self consciousness awake and the Self concentrates on the Divine, Self and Divine Presence link

v “to be yoked”- is to allow Divine Presence to guide our Self

v “To conjunct with”- Under the guide of Divine Presence, the Self developed. When the Self fully develops, individual Self able to conjunct with the Supreme consciousness, to resonate with the Divine, one can follow the nature rhythm and actually enjoy the life.

What our fingers tell usBy Rupa Manjari Devi Das In Yoga sometimes we will use our fingers to accompany the posture prac...
02/09/2015
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What our fingers tell us
By Rupa Manjari Devi Das



In Yoga sometimes we will use our fingers to accompany the posture practice. These hand gestures are called Yoga mudrās. Yoga mudrās make use of special gestures to create specific circuits of energy in our subtle and physical bodies, connecting us with the energy of the universe. From our fingers and their interaction, we can understand our Self position and relationship with nature and the Divine.

Finger

Represents elements

Associated planets

Associated guṇas

Thumb

agni (fire)

Mars

paramātma, the Supersoul

Index finger

vāyu (air)

Jupiter

jīvātma, the individual soul

Middle finger

ākāśāḥ (ether)

Saturn

sattva (goodness)

Ring finger

pṛthivī (earth)

Sun

rajas (passion)

Little finger

jala (water)

Mercury

tamas (ignorance)



The Ring finger denotes the mode of passion, associated with the Sun. Under the influence of passion, people want to be the centre, like the Sun is the Centre in the Solar System. The Element earth suggests that we should bring our Self down, put our Self on the Earth.

The Middle finger, the longest finger, is associated with Saturn, the most distant planet that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is classified as a “gas giant” because the exterior is predominantly composed of gas and it lacks a definite surface. The associated guṇa, the mode of goodness (Sattva), will give us steadiness, strength and power. Virtue can be seen even from afar. But this is not a place for our Self to stand on. It is not a solid surface, as the standard of “goodness” is changing all the time with regard to time, place and people. It doesn’t really have a core.

The Little finger is associated with Mercury, which is the smallest and closest planet to the Sun. It has been geologically inactive for billions of years and it is the least understood of the terrestrial planets. This finger represents people close to the source of light still could be in darkness due to ignorance.

The Index finger represents our Self, the individual soul, associated with Jupiter. Jupiter is the most massive planet in the Solar System. Its atmosphere resembles that of the sun, mostly of hydrogen and helium, and with four large moons and many smaller moons in orbit around it, Jupiter by itself forms a kind of miniature solar system. This finger represents the true quality of the individual soul, when not contaminated by modes of nature (Guṇas), is the same as the Divine.

Mars is often described as the "Red Planet" as it appears reddish in colour and is like fire in a war. The Thumb, apart from other fingers, indicates victory, represents paramātma, the Supersoul, and refers to whenever there is Divine Presence, there will be victory. Thus, four fingers connected with the thumb, form four mudrās of the hands.

Jñāna mudrā: Jñāna means “knowledge”. For this mudrā, touch the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb. If the individual soul is connected with the Supersoul, the path of spiritual understanding is opened.

Śhani mudrā: Śhani is the name for the planet Saturn, the one who moves slowly, because Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the Sun. For this mudrā, connect the tip of the middle finger with the tip of the thumb to confer patience and facilitate purity of intention.

Sūrya mudrā: Sūrya is the name of the Sun. For this mudrā, connect the tip of the ring finger with the tip of the thumb to increase health and vitality. When we put our Self on Earth and connect with the Divine, our true Self is radiant like the Sun, even though we are not the Sun.

Buddhi mudrā: Buddhi means the intelligence. For this mudrā, touch the tip of the little finger to the tip of the thumb to enhance clarity. This is a great gesture for improving communication. When we acknowledge and accept that we are the smallest, this intelligence gives us the water of life that never dries up.

Welcome to join Rupa Manjari Devi Dasi’s meditation and Yoga classes at Wishingtree Yoga Centre. Rupa has been practicing Yoga and meditation since 1996 in China. Her Chinese background and training gives her a natural understanding of this ancient eastern wisdom. Her living, studying and teaching in Canada has provided her the opportunity to develop the practice in a modern western way. It’s about SELF.

For more information, visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

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