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Posted on 1/12/21Yoga Style: Beginner, Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
In the yoga sutras, Patanjali talks about effortless effort - "Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached." - Light on the Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar
Perfection is connected to the metal element present at the end of this season - the need to be perfect, valuing oneself, the need to have shiny...
Posted on 12/22/20Yoga Style: Beginner, Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
As we mentioned last month, we are in the season of the Lungs and Large Intestine. It is the time of year to whittle, to hone, and to refine. These are two of our organs of letting go. I am finding time this week to reflect on what I was able to accomplish this year and letting go of what's left. It is a time of resetting and putting things to rest...
Posted on 12/1/20
Settled in the lush landscapes of Karnataka, Heritage Resort in Coorg and Hampi are a perfect blend of luxury and eco-friendly stays! Offers a trendy environment and modern amenities to enhance your stay, the resorts features an outdoor swimming pool, in-house restaurants and spa & wellness centre that makes them...
Posted on 10/27/20Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
"Grief, expressed out loud, whether in or out of character, unchoreographed and honest, for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.” - Martin Prectel
We lost our 18 year old kitty cat, Deva, on the Autumnal...
Posted on 9/9/20Yoga Style: Iyengar, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy
I have to admit, I was dragging my feet on sharing a monthly newsletter, which we have done monthly since we launched over a dozen years ago! It happens sometimes, writer's block sets in, and in my experience, I just have to push through it. To be honest to some degree, I have not felt much like sharing on social media at all since the...
Posted on 8/18/20
It is a systemic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is the cleaning process occurs on multi level of our existence.
Conditions in which Yoga Nidra is helpful:
• For preliminary relaxation of the physical body.
• For Visualization.
• For preliminary adjustments of the body.
Posted on 7/20/20Yoga Style: Integral, Iyengar
As we have talked about in previous articles, summer is represented by the Fire element which is our passion, joy, creativity and the quality of our relationships. This period of time of social distancing makes some of these aspects of summer challenging but we must...
Posted on 6/29/20Yoga Style: Iyengar
We are reconciling what we have collectively witnessed with regards to racism and injustice in our society. We stand with our brothers & sisters of color in solidarity and will continue to educate ourselves and foster work that helps tear down the walls of inequality in our communities.
Yoga is a gift to humanity that helps us dissolve ignorance and brings us closer to uncovering...
Posted on 6/4/20Yoga Style: Iyengar, Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Scaravelli-Inspired
We are all feeling the pain of being apart right now, even though many of us are blessed with the ability to teach and participate in our classes online. It is a very different world and it looks like it has the potential to remain in this evolved state into the foreseeable future. I don’t have a crystal ball but I do not think we are going back to where we were. The yoga studio where I...
Posted on 4/17/20Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar
The Full Moon this month is a particularly auspicious moon on many calendars. Native Americans named it the Pink Moon to denote the Pink Phlox which spreads as one of the first harbingers of spring. It is the Pesach or Passover Moon in the Hebrew Calendar. In the Christian Calendar this is the Paschal Moon as it is the full moon that marks the date of Easter or Pascha. And in the Hindu...
Posted on 3/20/20Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
We are so lucky to have our yoga practice particularly during times of change. One of the ways we remain grounded is by adherence to the Yamas and Niyamas, one of which is Svadhyaya or self study but also includes the study of spiritual texts. I recently began re-reading the Bhagavad Gita during a particularly tumultuous time with my family. The first chapter of the book introduces us to...
Posted on 3/19/20Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Cardiac Yoga, Flow Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Karma Yoga
Yoga mudras: what are the types of yoga mudra, how do we practice yoga mudras, and what are the beneficial effects of mudras? Mudra means "seal", "gesture" or "mark". And simply put, yoga mudras are gestures or shapes we make with our hands. Each has it's own unique intention and implication, and they help facilitate...
Posted on 2/28/20
Posted on 2/26/20
In the world of business, we are often seen seeking a break in life. A regular routine is not more than a maze. It is quite tough to reschedule the whole daily ledger in a go. Furthermore, fixing a new task in the busy routine is again so difficult.
Living a life today has just become a process of earning whereas life is a lot more beyond a monotonous routine.
Posted on 2/21/20Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy
Finally, in February, we welcome the return of the light with Candlemas on Feb 1 - the midway point between the Winter Solstice & the Spring Equinox. You may have noticed an increase in energy as the days become lighter and lighter. Hopefully, you have spent some time in reflection and are starting to feel the call to begin to plant seeds to grow your vision for the New Year. And it's...
Posted on 1/23/20Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Freedom, Iyengar, Universal Yoga, Yoga Therapy
We hope you survived the New Years Celebrations relatively unscathed? So what have you learned? Not just from the holidays but from the lessons of the past year. Wintertime, the essential time of annual hibernation, is upon us and despite how our LED-powered world removes the enforcement of winter rest, we really are better served to heed her call.
The Nei Jing, the ancient...
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