Yoga- hope in painful times. Dec 20, 2020

 

 

It is and will continue to be a challenging time. I hear and read that many friends and students are very depressed, upset, angry, scared and motivated. We all hope for growth and light to come from these dark times.

Each of us has our own path and our own reason for...

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Your inner warrior Dec 20, 2020

 

I’ve been talking a lot in classes about how the nervous system must be cared for and restored, especially now.

 

We are stressed, anxious and don’t know what is happening next.

It’s terrifying but also liberating not be able to plan. Who knows what the...

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What does it mean to find the flow? Dec 20, 2020

 

This week, we, the Iyengar Association members of the US, have had the blessed opportunity to learn from Abhijata Iyengar, the granddaughter of BKS Iyengar, for an entire week!

 

She is a lovely woman with a warm presence and such a healing guide during this time. She...

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Letting go Dec 20, 2020

 

 

This week, I dropped the interview with Iyengar teacher Shaw-Jiun Wang. Click on Podcasts on the website or go to Little Big Moments wherever you listen to podcasts. She had so much to say that it just about killed me to edit out some gems.

 

She said two things that...

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How to release accumulating stress from the body, mind and heart Dec 20, 2020
 

Is your life as full as your asana postures?

 
 

 

“Extension is attention. Expansion is awareness. Extension brings space and expansion brings freedom. Freedom is precision and precision is divine.“ BKS Iyengar Light on Life.

 

When you extend...

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Why stand on one foot Dec 20, 2020
When we hear the word balance most of us think of physical balance but there is an inner balance that our practice gives us that is even more profound.
 
As we get older, it's even more important to maintain and improve balance.  Balancing poses  also put us in a...
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Dogs are celestial beings. Is yours? Dec 20, 2020
This week I want to share a compilation of teachings from Prashant Iyengar. He had to postpone this intensive due to contracting COVID and he seems to have recovered quite well speaking to the randomness of this disease but more to the fortitude of Prashant practice of breath and breathing....
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Finding happiness Dec 20, 2020

 

 
 

 

 

What is happiness and how do you get it?

 

In the yoga sutras, Pantanjali states that Santosha (contentment) leads one to a state of unsurpassed happiness. Think about that. Contentment is the key to happiness. Are we not taught the...

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The rain of BKS Iyengar continues to fall on us. Dec 20, 2020

 

 
 

 

 

Abhijatha Iyengar

5 days in Cocoyoc, Mexico under the guidance and instruction of Abhi, granddaughter of BKS Iyengar- a friend said, you are lucky. I am. Abhi spoke at her grandfather's funeral about the rain of his wisdom continuing to fall on...

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Holy Land hindus iyengaryoga vrindivan worshippers yoga Dec 08, 2020
 

Vrindivan is the holiest place in India for Hindus and Krishna worshippers. It is the birthplace of Krishna and the site of many temples and holy places. For Hindus, this is a dream land to visit and those that are born in Vrindivan are vrajawasy and considered very special

 

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Spoken straight to the heart. devkidesai india iyengar iyengaryoga yoga Dec 08, 2020
 

At the last minute, Devki Desai taught our ladies class. Before I can even start to describe what we did I have to describe what I felt because what we did is ultimately just a tool that led me on a journey.

I felt transformed and transmuted to another place. A place that I...

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Yoga in Cuba healthyhabits regularpractice regularworkout Dec 08, 2020

CIENFUEGOS, CUBA

The big red building loomed above all the others. We climbed the concrete stairs to the entrance. At the entrance we turned to the left and headed down into darkness. I now recall he had said something about “downstairs” or “below” but I was having a...

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