Go inside breakfast meal delicious food meditation Dec 07, 2020

Following our time in Pune with the magical Devki moving us to places so deep into ourselves, deep into a pool of love that moved just about everyone. Her niece taught us to move our bodies to the beat of Indian folk dance. And Gaya, her daughter took us to the center of Pune and opened my eyes...

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An end. A beginning Dec 05, 2020

 

 

It is the end and the beginning. Geeta Iyengar's passing 2 days after her father's birthday was both shocking and not surprising. In October, while I was there, she mentioned that she had prayed to make it through the Centenary of Guruji's birth and leave her body that was...

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A practice Dec 05, 2020

 

 

This year, I was planning on taking or retaking my exam. The Iyengar family decided to revamp the exams. The focus is on practice and an effort to make the whole process more egalitarian. It will discourage running up the certification ladder and more emphasis on practice...

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The effort required to let go. Dec 05, 2020

 

 
 
 

 

One of the essential teaching or practices of yoga is the ability to let go.

 

What I discovered this month is that with full and complete effort, letting go is much easier

 

“Practice (abhyāsa) is the effort to be steady...

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EXTEND AND EXPAND Dec 05, 2020

 

 

“Extension is attention. Expansion is awareness. Extension brings space and expansion bring freedom. Freedom is precision and precision is divine. You must create space and extend from your center…

When you extend it opens the nerve endings and throws out...

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heal the divide Dec 05, 2020

 

 

The practice of yoga is to unite as “yog” translates to yoke or unite. How can division be used to create more understanding and harmony? How can we celebrate difference without creating division and honor the same humaness in us all.

In college, my department...

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Lions and Tigers and Bears...oh my! Dec 05, 2020

 

 
 
 

 

This is definitely strange times. There is so much uncertainty and anxiety. Every day, there seems to be more information or different information and we aren’t even sure what to believe anymore or what is going to happen tomorrow.

 

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Destress don't distress Dec 05, 2020

 

 
 
 

Prashant Iyengar is BKS Iyengar’s son. I would say that he is the largest inspiration for my practice. He has been teaching in the shadows a bit but now has taken on a role of leadership. And, finally his message is being heard and understood. He...

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An unexpected retreat. Dec 05, 2020

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Currently we have all withdrawn into our houses to help control the spread of the Corona Virus.

 

Withdrawal is actually part of the yoga path. Pratyahara is the fourth limb of yoga. Often compared to a tortoise who...

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The Yoga Sutras in the time of Corona Dec 05, 2020

 

 
 
 

 

Our interconnection is so clear. What I do impacts you, your family, your gramma...After all this we won't be able to say, “I can do whatever I want, it's my business, what's it got to do with you?"

 

For those of us who have the...

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Do you know yourself? Dec 05, 2020

 

 
 
 

 

Are you doing your practice to know yourself better?

 

These are the ideas and questions that Prashant Iyengar, the son of BKS Iyengar asks of us. Due to the Corona Virus, this master who never leaves Pune India, is now in our homes on...

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Click three times... Dec 05, 2020

 

The profound benefits of the inward journey of yoga

 
 

Health begins with firmness of body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom and finally the unveiling of the soul.” BKS Iyengar Light on Life

 

Many of us come...

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