Happy New Year!
We just travelled through the first New Moon of 2016 and I finally feel a little more like celebrating. It has been a stressful year and I am still recovering from all of the hard work. Although, I tried to take a couple of weeks "off" with family and friends to close out 2015, I am still getting used to what feels like a great deal of change internally and externally. I continue to remind myself to rest and recuperate and go with the flow, which is what the winter season of Water asks us to do. If we contract too much with the cold of winter, we may freeze and become brittle so we take small steps and move inch by inch toward our goals by disciplining ourselves with our daily routines. Things move more slowly in the winter, as they should. So take heart that the rush and exhileration of spring and summer will be here before we know it. For now, we build up our stores of energy to prepare ourselves for the busier seasons ahead.
We wanted to share with you some ways to rest and be quiet for the remaining weeks of winter as the light slowly returns. Our friends at Feathered Pipe Ranch are pioneering, Mindful Unplugs. iHanuman Yoga Teacher, Sara Stover invites you to enjoy some "Bubble Bath Wisdom" and we are very excited to share with you a bunch of new classes. Unfortunately, you will have to wait just a little while longer, while we work on some technical upgrades. In the meantime, enjoy a new asana sequence for winter.
With Much Love and Warmth this Winter,
Sara Miles Pope Agelasto
Mindful Unplug at Feathered Pipe Ranch: A nonprofit leader in educational programs last month launched a major digital health initiative targeting technology burnout. The Feathered Pipe Foundation's crowd funding initiative seeds the development and launch of practical, mindfulness-based remedies for workplace burnout by equipping the overly plugged in with skills and tools for a healthier connection to technology. The Mindful Unplug campaign applies thousands of years of wisdom to today's digitally saturated world. The initiative by the 40-year old Foundation – best known for bringing householder yoga to the West at its inception in the mid-1970s – cultivates the conscious use of technology and devices that are ubiquitous in everyday life. Learn More about this Revolutionary Approach Now!
Coming Soon: Kofi Busia at Common Ground Healing Arts! We are honored to record another workshop with Senior Teacher, Kofi Busia. The recordings from this weekend workshop will be available very soon! Kofi's first iHanuman Recording, along with these upcoming recordings are part of our Karma Collection in which over 50% of the proceeds from the recordings are donated to charitable organizations, in this case, the venue, Common Ground Healing Arts. Learn More about Common Ground Healing Arts and Listen to a Sample of Kofi's recording Now!
Coming Soon! 2015 Yoga Intensive with Lois Steinberg, PhD! Lois Offers her Annual Summer Intensive! For Iyengar Yoga practitioners to deepen theri practice, skills, knowledge, and teacher education. This recorded week long intensive includes six asana classes and three pranayama classes. A minimum of two years study in Iyengar Yoga with a certified teacher is recommended. Listen to a sample and download last year's intensive Now! Not Ready to take the Plunge? Download Lois' Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes Too!
Pamper yourself … with some Bubble Bath Wisdom. When you take 20 minutes just for you, you can perform a downright miracle. Emerge centered, whole, light, and loving. Especially when it’s crazy and overwhelming around you. The Bubble Bath Wisdom podcast series with iHanuman Yoga Teacher, Sara Avant Stover, invites you to pamper yourself … while you soak up some serious wisdom about feminine spirituality and the Heroine’s Journey. You don’t just deserve time to yourself this New Year. You need it. Draw a bath, head out for a hike, or curl up with a cuppa chamomile and enjoy a short clip from Sara’s Bubble Bath Wisdom Series .
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Thank You, Randy Just! Randy Just, Owner BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas: Many of you may know Randy as a vibrant member of the yoga community, but what you may not know is that Randy listens to all of Lois' downloads and sends them to us with his notes on the asana sequence. Lois' classes would not be made available without all of Randy's hard work! Tell Randy "Thank You" at his studio in Dallas or study with him on the east coast later this Spring! Thank a million, Randy!
Latest Asana Sequence: Winter Backbends for Kidneys and Urinary Bladder Meridians Inspired by the desire to nourish the kidney meridian which flows through the center of the body including the center line of the legs as well as the Urinary Bladder meridian which flows down the entire back of the body. Backbends can be very stimulating, but move through this challenging sequence slowly working to balance these meridians as opposed to over working and taxing these important energy centers. View the Sequence Now!
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Water Element Dominates the Winter Season Water - the ace of elements. Water dives from the clouds without parachute, wings, or safety net. Water runs over the steepest precipice and blinks not a lash. Water is buried and rises again; water walks on fire and fire gets the blisters. Stylishly composed in any situation - solid, gas, or liquid - speaking in penetrating dialects understood by all things - animal, vegetable, or mineral - water travels intrepidly through four dimensions....Always in motion, ever-flowing (whether at steam rate or glacier speed), rhythmic, dynamic, ubiquitous, changing and working its changes, a mathematics turned wrong side out, a philosophy in reverse, the ongoing odyssey of water is virtually irresistible. - Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues