Yoga Thoughts

“Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority. All people are born with different constitutions. Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to…

Yoga Thoughts

“The asana is an enquiry: ”Who am I?” Throwing out the parts until only the Self is left, the final pose is “I am.”” BKS Iyengar Look at last Monday’s post to see how Mr. Iyengar has whittled away the non-Self. As a teacher, I’m privileged to watch students deepen their sense…

Yoga Thoughts

“It is important for those of us who teach yoga to make it clear that the practice (as stated by Mr. Iyengar) does not come from the mind or the body, but should come from the heart. When we go through life with an open heart, we are sensitive to ourselves and…

Yoga Thoughts

We can spend a LOT of time dissecting poses. Dissection helps create awareness, helps us understand what we’re directing. But we need to bring the cadaver to life: allow for the “single, harmonious whole” You’re welcome to join the opportunities to expand your yoga in any of my classes.  The schedule is…

Yoga Thoughts

BKS Iyengar:  “Sarvangasana is the mother of all asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home so this asana strives for the harmony and happiness of the human system (Light on Yoga p. 212).”   Photo Iyengar Yoga of Champaign Urbana     You’ll find my yoga class…