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Blog Archives: March 2018

Spring Cleaning Yoga Purification

March 29, 2018
Mark Uridel
As the weather warms and Spring blossoms, we think of new beginnings and new growth. In order to make room for the new, we must let go of the old. Release old ways of being and “sweep out” the clutter in our bodies and minds...Spring cleaning. Yoga provides a number of tools to help us clean and purify ourselves: Tapas, which comes from the Sanskrit verb “tap” “to burn,” refers to disciplined practices which create internal heat to burn off impurities. Kapalabhati is a yoga kriya, cleansing practice, that uses the breath to generate ...

Weekend with Sat Bir

March 22, 2018
Sat Bir
Join Sat Bir for an enlightening weekend event discussing the science of yoga for sleep, insomnia, stress and resilience. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has conducted research on yoga for physical and psychological health since 2001 and is a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1971. He is Research Director for the Kundalini Research Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Check out this short clip of Sat Bir talking about ...

Coming Home to Ourselves

March 22, 2018
Sheila Singh
Have you ever had the feeling of being at Home in yourself? How did it feel in your body? What else became available in those moments? What did you come to know as true? Perhaps it was in a moment where circumstances or conditions were not necessarily perfect.  It might even have felt a little messy, yet at the same time you experienced the ease or the peacefulness of Being at home in your humanity. The messy parts were not denied. The ‘put together’ parts were not held close. It was all just allowed to Be. This ground of Being can feel ...

Kundalini Yoga for Prosperity

March 20, 2018
Sat Nam Dear Ones! I was just having a conversation with three people I love dearly about what gratitude means to me. Today my heart pours over with so much gratitude that I can hardly contain myself from crying!! Now this may sound a little too much, but I can truly say that this is “my life”. I recently returned form hosting my first yoga retreat in Guatemala, which was amazing in so many ways. I share this not to boast, but to share with you what Kundalini yoga has done for me to help me manifest those infinite possibilities of my ...

Yoga Renewal

March 14, 2018
Summer Greenless
One of the greatest gifts of yoga is the opportunity for a fresh start each day. We meet ourselves where we are in the present moment. We collect information about how we are doing on every level as we move through a practice that allows us to connect with the innate intelligence that dwells within, expressing itself through our body and our breath. When this intimate practice is complete, like the experience of a song or dance that begins, flows and ebbs, turns and explores itself in all of its dynamics, comes full circle and finally ...

A Post-Iyengar Re-imagining of Alignment in Asana

March 09, 2018
Leslie Kaminoff
For the last several years I’ve been pondering the derivation and evolution of the term “alignment” as it relates to yoga asana. My interest correlates directly to the increasing number of repetitive strain injuries my private clients, many of them long-term practitioners, have been presenting with. It is no longer a secret how many teachers have had to undergo hip repair and replacement surgery as a result of their asana practice. Historically, the conversation about yoga alignment, at least in the United States, can be traced back to ...

Intro to Meditation

March 08, 2018
Jenny O
If you’ve ever thought that you couldn’t meditate because you cannot stop (or even slow down!) the train of your thoughts, the 4-week Intro to Meditation Series is for you. You will learn what meditation is and isn’t, and how simple it can be to reap the extraordinary, scientifically-proven stress-relieving benefits of meditation. And don’t we all need to have a little more ease, freedom and joy in our life? Each week’s lecture will highlight a different aspect of meditation that incorporate these very things. One of the hardest things ...

Acupressure and Yoga

March 06, 2018
Katie McBrearty-Shields
The subtle anatomy refers to the energy in our bodies, such as the chakras in yoga and the meridians in Chinese Medicine.  In our Western world we all know about the bones and muscles in our body, but most scientists have yet to recognize the subtle body anatomy and how or why it works to heal you.  If you have ever received acupressure/acupuncture or been in a fabulous yoga class you have experienced this healing energy. On March 24th, Katie McBrearty-Shields, L.Ac will be teaching a Yoga & Acupressure Workshop, where she plans to share ...

Yoga Therapy for Stress Management

March 05, 2018
Whitney O'Baugh
Yoga therapy is the art and science of applying the tools and teachings of yoga and its sister science, Ayurveda, in order to create optimal wellness of the body, mind and heart. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and to endure that which cannot be cured” Iyengar For me, Yoga Therapy is using elements of Asana (movement), Pranayama (Breath), Meditation (or Mindfulness), and Ayurveda (Indian medical practices) to return the Self to homeostasis, or a place of Balance. Physical and Mental Injury. In order to heal an ...