Yoga Thoughts

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…

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“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…

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As different as our approaches may be, we’re all part of the same family. My journey began on the bottom right branch at the Himalayan Institute. Most of my training is from further up the right side of the tree: the Iyengar limb of the Krishnamacharya branch. You can visit my tiny…

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And in Iyengar yoga, you can take comfort in knowing that a bolster will solve it all. Thanks to Yoga Dork for the wonderful post! You’ll get to play with lots of props in my classes.  The schedule is in the Upcoming Events and Ongoing Classes box on the right of your…

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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…

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Theresa is the beautiful Iyengar teacher who trained me to teach yoga. Please donate to the fund that will expand her cancer treatment options as you’re able, and share if you’re so minded.       You’ll find my yoga class schedule over there on the right, at the end of the…

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What are you praying for? What can prayer accomplish? Is it all about you?

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India Times has a lovely write up on Sri Iyengar’s contribution to yoga

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Even a physical practice is not just a physical practice “The frame has to hold the inner energy properly. Work from the energy body. The energy body, not the physical body, holds the poses.” BKS Iyengar, Wisdom of the Master Thanks to Studio Yoga!  See their original post here