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…

A Dedication to My Yoga Student

“Learn to lead a dedicated life.  Whatever you do, do it for others…..The entire life is an open book, a scripture.  Read it.  Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food.  If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures?”  This was Sri…

The Limb By Limb Series

Eight Limbs of Yoga-Part V Welcome back to the Limb By Limb Series which serves as a tool to introduce Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras.  Each limb is a step on the path toward living a more virtuous, healthy and happy life.  So far I have covered the first…

Drishti

“Oh yogi, do not practice the asana without dhristi…” Vāmana Ṛṣi Yoga Korunta Ever wonder why you keep falling out of Ardha Chandrasana when the person next to you is steadily balancing in it?  Do your eyes wander around the room while flowing through Surya Namaskar B or while holding a seated pose? Have you…

Keep Calm and Hold Your Mula Bandha

Ah yes.  The Mula Bandha. Most of us haven’t gone through a yoga class without hearing our teacher speak these words at some point.  And unless you’ve taken a teacher training, googled these mysterious words or asked your teacher about them, you’re probably still asking yourself, “What is this Mula Bandha thing they keep talking about?” The…

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…

The 5 levels of Yogic Personality Development

The 5 levels of Yogic Personality Development Yoga offers a conscious process to solve the menacing problems of unhappiness, restlessness, emotional upset, hyperactivity and the other issues that arise in our daily lives which cause unbalance in our bodies. Yoga is helping to evoke the hidden potentialities of man in a systematic and scientific way…

What does Yoga really do to my mind and body?

  Yoga is increasingly becoming more and more popular and the benefits of Yoga are now well known. Many people of all ages are turning to Yoga as a source of release from the daily tensions that arise in our busy lifestyles. Others are utilizing Yoga for physical exercise but what many don’t realize is…