Inspirations

BREATHING

BREATHING happens all day long but on our yoga mat we are more aware of it. During a yoga session the breath is emphasized to

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MEDITATION First

Historically, the ancient yogis sat in Meditation first and the discovery of Asana followed. They began to imitate what they saw in their environment with

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CHANDRA, The MOON

CHANDRA is a beautiful name. In Hindu it translates as Moon. There are variations of Moon postures in our yoga practice. This evolved from the

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GOOD MORNING to the SUN!

Good morning to the SUN! Surya is the SUN deity. Surya Namaskar (Salutation to the Sun) is a traditional sequence of twelve positions that flow

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INNER LIGHT

Have you noticed people who are naturally shiny? They radiate a certain inner glow. In Ayurveda, this is associated with the term ojas. It is

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KARMA at the BEACH

Today I was at Kehena Beach. While reclining on my towel I noticed the woman next to me wearing a nice bathing suit. I told

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PATANJALI

A long time ago, before the Common Era, between 100 BCE and 500 BCE, an author named Patanjali compiled the well known yogic text called

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THE FEELING TONE

Every time we come onto our yoga mat, there is a reverence for this ancient path. Traditionally it has been passed down verbally from master

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The SERPENT POSTURE

The Serpent Posture is known in sanskrit as ANANTASANA. It is a balancing pose while reclining on one side of the body. One leg is

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The SPINE

There are a total of thirty three (33) vertebrae in the spine, also referred to as the backbone. This amazing structure holds us up. It

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THREAD The NEEDLE

Thread the Needle postures originate from Table pose. They are actually spinal twist positions on the knees. The arm becomes the needle as it is

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WHAT Is AHIMSA?

What is Ahimsa? It is the first of five universal vows known as the Yamas within the Eight-Limb Path of Ashtanga yoga from the Yoga

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WHO Is HANUMAN?

The YOGA tradition is filled with mythological stories that represent aspects of our Higher Self. For example, there is Hanuman’s pose (the lunge posture). He

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YIN YANG YOGA

Yin relates to the Moon, the lunar qualities of the feminine, cool and passive. Yin poses are done seated or reclining and are held for

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