Arriving in Pune, several friends have told me I have a “new glow” that they hadn’t seen before. I know what they are talking about, as I feel it inside. The glow is a newly developed energy radiating from within. Probably, at its source are this studio and my two new kittens. But another big … [Read more...] about Heather’s Ayurvedic Rituals
1. Your teachers are completely dedicated to the practice of Yoga. It is our profession and our passion. We have dedicated our lives to the study of this deep practice. While may not be our only job, it is one we love. We think about what we can share through our practice and our teaching. We are … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Know About Iyengar Yoga
The complexity of yoga postures always astounds me. Take namaskārāsana in swastikasana, for instance: Sitting upright, the shins crossed, the palms pressing at the heart. "Namaste.” Certainly, such a pose like namaskārāsana seems quite simple physically, even philosophically, when you look at it … [Read more...] about Keep it Simple. Namaste!
yogah cittavrtti nirodhah - Yoga is calming the fluctuations of the mind - the second sutra in the first chapter of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Well what does this mean and what could chanting this do for our yoga practice? One generally begins practicing yoga to strengthen and please the body. Then, … [Read more...] about Explorations in calming the Fluctuations of our Mind
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