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 drawn under the body to the other side, lowering our ear and shoulder down onto the mat. There are numerous variations of Thread the Needle. We can apply preparatory postures to loosen the shoulders, back muscles and spine to take us into the journey of Thread the Needle. Being attentive to the beneficial effects of the practice, combined with conscious breathing, brings us into a transformative state of tranquility.

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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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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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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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