Introduction to the Three Doshas of Ayurveda

Before coming to Shree Hari Yoga School a month ago, I was admittedly a layman when it came to the topic of Ayurveda.  I was briefed on some basic facets of the subject in my yoga teacher training, but since then never dover deeper into it.  We were very fortunate to have a guest teacher…

Initiation

Things are getting really exciting over here at Shree Hari Yoga School! Just this past Monday we welcomed the 200 hour yoga teacher trainers, and now we are a full house with all of them, along with our 300 hour students and staff. In order to initiate the new students into their yoga teacher training…

We Miss You All Here in Dharamsala

There is undeniably something mystical about the mountain regions of the world, and Dharamsala is no exception.  Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this area of India is the place where the Dalai Lama chose to live in exile, along with many other Tibetans.  This gem is also home to many Indians from many…

Sublime Sadhana

Hello!!  I am back after a very busy couple weeks and dealing with very s….l…..o…..w wifi in India.  Today it appears that I can actually upload photos and should be able to post this entry from Agra (fingers crossed).  I just arrived from a very long over night train ride from Varanasi–what should have been…

The Limb By Limb Series

The Eight Limbs of Yoga–Part IX Welcome back to the Limb by Limb Series!  The Eight Limbs of Yoga, as written by the great Patanjali, outlines a way of living in order to achieve happiness and peace within.  Each limb offers a different approach, beginning with ethics and self-discipline, then the physical body and breath,…

Alan Watts

“Transiency is a mark of spirituality. A lot of people think the opposite… that the spiritual things are the everlasting things. But, you see, the more a things tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.” ~Alan Watts There was a time in my life where I would fall asleep listening to…

Namaste

I remember my first trip to India well.  By some sort of serendipitous magic, I met a young man named Siddhant from India on a flight to Denver, Colorado, and two months later I was invited to his cousin’s wedding in Jaipur that coming January.  He knew I was already headed to India as a…

3 Reasons To Sign-Up for your yoga teacher training today!

It’s just around the corner!  200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Gokarna, India October 17, 2016 There are moments in life when we must choose ourselves…….. It has occurred to me that too often we postpone things that pull on our heartstrings because we “aren’t ready” or “it’s just not the right timing.” There are numerous of…

Therapeutic Yoga – healing at the deepest level….

Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Traditional group yoga classes are primarily concerned with personal transcendence (and…

How to be mindful and meditate..?

Mindfulness: Awareness of our Outer Life Mindfulness, by definition is the informal practice of present moment awareness that can be applied to any waking situation. It is a way of being aware. Jon Kabat-Zinn states “When unawareness dominates the mind, all our decisions and actions are affected.” How often have we driven somewhere only to wonder…

‘Am I breathing?’ – The Pranayama Series

‘Am I breathing?’ The Pranayama Series From the moment we are born we gasp for air naturally as we enter this world. But have you ever asked yourself how do you breathe? Am I breathing correctly? Am I breathing too fast? Am I breathing deep enough? Where does my breathe go? Does it go to…

The Quest to maintain the 5 Yogic Personality Developments

‘The Quest to maintain the 5 Yogic Personality Developments’ The search begins – this rewarding quest starts with just one step in the right direction which will unfold a new life of balance and happiness that everyone can find in Yoga. In our last blog ‘The 5 Levels of Yogic Personality Development’ we detailed the…