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Posted on 1/13/22Yoga Style: Iyengar
Happy New Year! I wrote this at the end of 2021, but wanted to send it along as I believe it is still relevant and timely. And be sure to read the end for news on the release of a FREE Class Tonight!
Here we are at the end of the year, exhausted, and trying to decide what to do for the holidays. This time of year is characterized by the metal element. Metal is shiny, strong, and...
Posted on 12/9/21Yoga Style: Iyengar, Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy
Interestingly, if you execute a search for the word gratitude, the top results are links to research by academic institutions like Harvard Medical School. Research has been conducted on the beneficial effects of gratitude on our health and wellbeing. Research has shown that by expressing gratitude, you decrease the focus on negative emotions and...
Posted on 11/4/21Yoga Style: Beginner, Iyengar, Pranayama
After a temperate October, we have transitioned into the cooler days and nights of Fall - the perfect time of year to take stock of the year's inventory. Since last year felt as if we were constantly learning something new, these last two years feel like one long year and perhaps we are only now able to take stock and process what may have occurred. To the best of our...
Posted on 10/11/21Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
Ahhh! The shift into late summer and early fall is finally upon us. August was a heat wave! I had the opportunity to take some time away and visit with family and friends at the beach. We have been hunkered down in our remote rural Virginia farm location for almost the entirety of the past two years and it was a relief to enjoy of a change of scenery and a cool ocean breeze. I...
Posted on 8/2/21Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
Summer is in full swing! And not only is it hot (and humid), but everyone’s routines have shifted. We are the stewards of a 10-acre farm in central Virginia, so we are outside as much as possible, planting and harvesting fruit, flowers and herbal medicine. The change in seasons affects different people differently. Some people enjoy heat more than others. You will find me...
Posted on 6/30/21Yoga Style: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
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Posted on 4/20/21Yoga Style: Beginner, Iyengar, Kripalu Yoga, Yoga Therapy
The spring is a powerful time of year. We watch in awe as green sprouts out of the ground and buds burst on spring-blooming trees. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spring is governed by the Liver and Gallbladder. The Liver is our decision maker. If the Liver is not functioning well, we lack the ability to make clear decisions. In TCM, the eyes are the external organ of the Liver, so we...
Posted on 3/17/21Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
What a year it is has been! On SO many levels. I have so much to write about and yet so much is still percolating. One item that I do want to mention is that this year marks the 20th year since I started practicing Iyengar Yoga! I lucked into a 5 day workshop during my travels in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A friend recommended the course as I had already been...
Posted on 1/27/21Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
We just passed through the first New Moon of the New Year. New Moons are always potent times to set intentions, but particularly the first New Moon of the New Year. This past year felt particularly destabilizing and I have absolutely cherished my yoga practice, as it keeps me steady, clear and grounded in the present. I pay fairly close attention to what is going on around me, ...
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...
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