I knew my attraction to yoga was for a deeper purpose when I first stepped onto a mat at the ripe age of 16. It was a very lovely class to begin my journey in the yogic realm, the instructor was a small, nice man named Leonard who taught a Wednesday night class at Gold’s Gym in my small town. He was … [Read more...] about Independence of Body
The practice of “chanting” is broad, colorful and complex. For practitioners of the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, a chanting ritual is recognized as an enrichment to classes and home practice. Students and teachers primarily chant the Invocation to the Sage Patanjali at the beginning of classes. … [Read more...] about Why is Chanting Important to YOU?
Berkeley's Bicycle Boulevards are a treasure. The encouragement that I feel each day for riding a bicycle to my destination is immense and made so simple! Seeing so many cyclists efficiently using our roads, bike paths, and bicycle boulevards pushes me to bike whenever I have the … [Read more...] about What can yoga do for a cyclist?
by alan leon The theme of this web log is living well and deliberately ; moving more slowly and mindfully in a fast paced urban setting I was talking with a yogi and herbalist friend (who prefers to remain anonymous- we will refer to her as shelia) on the subject of living without the latest … [Read more...] about r e l a x , the prana is unlimited
The dawn of a new year is the typical time for many of us to take stock of the past year and set intentions for the year ahead. New Year’s resolutions may seem like a silly tradition, but to me it makes perfect sense. It is the beginning of the calendar year. And, more importantly, winter time is … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Turn Your New Years Resolutions into Reality