YOGA means to Yoke – combing mind, body, and spirit in unison – there is no such thing as duality. YOGA is not a set of physical postures with gymnastic feel and military rigidity (e.g. having to be done in a specific way only). YOGA is a lifestyle, and a lifestyle is based on our … Continue reading YOGA 101: What is Your YOGA?
Surya Namaskar Happy Summer Solstice on the western front! Summer is a time for joy and fulfillment, the saplings to which sprouted in the spring, are now in full bloom – prospering from the light of the sun. Yoga has a deep history, and Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) is the vinyasa flow, sequence, a pattern, that … Continue reading Surya Namaskar
When I first began my practice I avoided Instagram accounts and Yoga sites promoting advanced balancing poses and handstands with a twist of circus/acrobatic feel. I was lead to YOGIC PHILOSOPHY before I realized how much of a trend/fitness lifestyle it appears to have turned into. The more I looked for Yoga Sequences to begin, … Continue reading Yoga, Flexibility, Controversy
I use to say only a mantra in Sanskrit before and after each practice, understanding but not feeling truly what I was uttering, even though I knew its message based on what an internet instructor told me (I chose Ashtanga Yoga style as a guide to develop my own personal Yoga practice.) Now, beginning a … Continue reading Personal Meaning to Prayer or Setting an Intention
Below is a snip-bit from a Yogajournal article, Fear Not to, related to the benefits of meditation and accepting/conquering and working with your fear. Through meditation we connect to our chakra systems, our energy system, and through this connection, our emotions can be noticed, accepted, and decrease the affect of fear on our lives. Featured … Continue reading Fear Not to