Sense Withdrawal

Pratyahara is the yogic term form for withdrawing your mind from the sensory input of the outside world. When we sever this connection, it allows the mind to find a place of ease. The cellphone can ring, ping and buzz like an angry bee. We do not hear it nor feel it’s vibration. The televisionContinue reading “Sense Withdrawal”

Sun Salutation (Part 2) – Solar Powering

The Sun Salutation involves two distinct parts: 1) Sun Bowing – a beautiful flow into and out of forward folds and 2) Solar Powering – a series of movements linking downward dog, plank poses and descending planks. This phase produces heat or tapas in the body. So, let’s discuss Part 2…. From forward fold, stepContinue reading “Sun Salutation (Part 2) – Solar Powering”

Offering Thanks – At the End of Yoga Class

The Hindi salutation “Namaste,” is a friendly greeting and a great way to start a yoga class. Participants can even say namaste to one another as a form of unification. One of my first introductions to the word namaste was from an instructor at my local gym. She defined namaste as, “the divine light inContinue reading “Offering Thanks – At the End of Yoga Class”

Moving with Care

In yoga there is philosophical code, similar to the the the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts Code of Law. The Yogic code is found in the texts of the Yamas and Niyamas. The Yamas consist of 5 restraints and the Niyamas consist of 5 observances. The first two Yamas are non-violence and truthfulness, known asContinue reading “Moving with Care”