I have just begun a 90 day vipassana course — it is online at http://www.vipassana.com/course/. I have been wanting to go to a 10 day course, but can’t fit it into my schedule, so decided to enroll in the online version now rather than wait. So far it seems well organized with good resources. Andrew has a lovely British accent to complement the audio guidance. I have made a commitment...
21 Things That Will Help You If Over 40 And... →
getyouryogaon: Great advice for all 40-something yogis, whether you practice Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and all other styles of yoga.
Challenge Tip Don’t be in a hurry to do a big pose. Just continue to practice...– Day 18 - Yoga 21 Days Challenge (via ydeyoga)
I have been working on jump back, and this really helped! Set up to the JUMP BACK or Can a woman jump back? I was in Tel Aviv teaching a Mysore Intensive and going over chaturanga dandasana and jumping back. The class was full of all women with the exception of one man. One of the students suggested that it was a lack of arm strength, that men naturally have, which explained why women can’t...
With Age, Men May Lose Thinking Ability Faster... →
More reason for men to practice yoga — staying healthy physically and mentally seems to help.
Yoga Etiquette →
getyouryogaon: In no particular order: Enter as a whisper - use your inside voice Take your shoes off - not only is it hygenic, it’s tradition No talking - If you have a question or need to tell the instructor something, that is understandable and welcomed, but chatting it up with your friends about your day side by side on your mats, not cool. Yoga + gum = a major negative No cell phones...
Yoga Etiquette: Part Two →
getyouryogaon: Dippin’ out during Corpse/Savasana: It’s our time for the absorption of the practice. It’s also the release of the practice, don’t cheat yourself or others of this pose. Give the 411 of old and new injuries: I think the student who has practiced more than a few times, should let the instructor know about injuries or any physical limitations prior to class. However, I fully...
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.– Ram Dass (via lazyyogi)
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we,...– Thich Nhat Hanh (via ifellover)
If the breath is smooth and has continuity, the āsana will be beneficial.– The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T. K. V. Desikachar (via whollyyoga)
Sadie Nardini responds to "How Yoga Can Wreck Your... →
I have had the pleasure of taking several courses with Sadie Nardini, and have completed her core vinyasa training. As usual, she does not mince words, and motivates us all to be our best selves.
A different response to "how yoga wrecks your... →
Good rebuttals to NYT article on how yoga can...
Eddie Stern http://ayny.org/how-the-nyt-can-wreck-yoga.html Leslie Kaminoff http://www.yogaanatomy.org/2012/my-2-cents/#comment-513 Eva Norlyk http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eva-norlyk-smith-phd/yoga-health_b_1191479.html
Is Yoga for Narcissists? →
The discussion of the dark side of yoga continues…. I haven’t read the article yet, though I welcome it. I wanted to ponder the question first. I freely admit vanity brought me to yoga — I wanted the long, lean, strong muscles of a yogini. I wanted to stand on my head and do cool arm balances; I wanted no part of the chanting and philosophy. After a year of committed practice,...
Exercise Hormone Keeps Us Healthy →
A newly discovered hormone produced in response to exercise may be turning people’s white fat brown, a groundbreaking new study suggests, and in the process lessening their susceptibility to obesity, diabetes and other health problems. The study, published on Wednesday in Nature and led by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, provides remarkable new...
Just because yoga originated in India does not mean that we must become a Hindu...– TKV Desikachar -The Heart of Yoga Developing a Personal Practice (via whollyyoga)
Mantra of the Day: Listen to How You Feel
urbanyogagirl: We spent most of our days in our head, analyzing every event, words and interaction. Thoughts after thoughts. We make up reasoning in our head, excuses, scenario of why or how, calculating, … Reconnect with your emotions, that is where your truth is. Ask yourself how the situation feels. Does it feels right? Does it make you happy? No need to think about it, but to feel it. ...
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my...– Thich Nhat Hanh #quote (via allthingsheady)
Alone again, naturally →
“Most single women I know really love their lives. Sometimes we suffer pangs of loneliness, sometimes we ache for the companionship of that mythic soul mate, but mostly we cherish our independence. We love doing whatever we want to do, when we want to do it.” Rings true for me — I can practice yoga any time I want!
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your #body...– Rodney Yee (via whollyyoga)
If we only walk on sunny days we’ll never reach our destination.– Paulo Coelho (via raeenwahya)
There is no fire like desire, there is no rage like anger… there is no...– the Buddha. (via zenjournal)
‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the...– Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace (via zenhabits)
4 Ways to Practice Safe Yoga - ABC News →
whollyyoga: More responses to the NY Times article. Shows the important and having a good teacher.
Yoga - body wrecker or cure-all?
The NY Times article “How yoga can wreck your body” quickly jumped to the top of the most emailed list, and serves as a counter-point to recent articles on the benefits of yoga for health and back pain. I love yoga; am passionate about yoga — but I have been increasingly concerned in my classes that people (students AND teachers) have been pushing too far too fast. It is...