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Welcome to the Yoga Yoga Blog

August 2018
August 2018
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How one simple Yoga concept can make you more productive.

Let Yoga help you clear your mind of clutter.

The second of the Yoga Sutras states: Yogas chitta vritti nirodha. This means “Yoga is the resolution of the agitations of the mind”.

Think about your typical workday and some of the “agitations of the mind” that you face.  Maybe these take the form of a tight deadline, a difficult co-worker, or a quality control issue.

If you are really thinking about this difficult situation, you are ...


August 2018
August 2018
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How to get rid of injuries and become Unbreakable using this special form of Yoga

I want to challenge you...

Do a quick assessment of your own body. Sit up straight and check in on your feet, knees, hips, low back, midback, shoulders, neck, wrist and elbows.

Do you feel any tightness?  Have you had injuries in one of these areas in the past that flares up from time to time?

How does this tightness or injury affect you?

Are you a better person for having this?

How long do you intend to ...


August 2018
August 2018
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Ages ago in India, there lived a legendary Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma who traveled to China. There are many fantastic and mystical stories of his travels and deeds. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Once while meditating for 7 years straight in a cave, Bodhidharma fell asleep. In response, he cut his eyelids off so he would stay awake. His eyelids fell to the ground and grew into tea plants. Which is why there is tea in China.
  • After meditating for 9 years his arms and legs fell off after ...

July 2018
July 2018
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– Just for Children –

Yoga and art for kids is a fun and nurturing setting for your children to express themselves in a different environment. In this unique multi-sensory workshop (information is conveyed through touch and movement—called tactile and kinesthetic elements—as well as sight and hearing) your children will have the opportunity to be creative through movement in kid friendly yoga, music and art. Allowing your child to participate in individualized art activities, movement and ...


July 2018
July 2018
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6th Chakra- Third Eye- Balance through Yoga and Art

Chakras – the Sanskrit word translating to wheel or disk refers to a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body. They are pictured as swirling, colored disks or spinning spirals of vitality. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, color, and governs specific functions that help make you more physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually balanced.

Have you wondered what ...


July 2018
July 2018
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Yogi’s like numbers.  
There are, 7 Chakras, 8 Limbs of Yoga, 10 Bodies, 108 Sun Salutations, and of course we do 40 Day Challenges.

Why the number 40?

  • Life begins at 40!
  • 40 weeks in a pregnancy.
  • The 40 hour work week.
  • Our skin cells take 40 days to renew.
  • Ships crews were kept in quarantine for 40 days to stop spread of disease.
  • 40 years is an epoch or a generation change.
  • It rained for 40 Days and 40 nights on Noah during the flood.
  • You have to be 40 Years old to study the ...

July 2018
July 2018
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The cancer diagnosis affects every area of your life: your body, your mind, your relationships with partners, children and friends, your sense of identity, and your thoughts about the future and what is possible.

Just when you think it’s over and you are getting your life back, there’s more to adjust to. It’s hard to slip back into “normal,” even though everyone around you is ready for you to resume your activities as though nothing ever happened.

Meditation and yoga are powerful tools to ...


July 2018
July 2018
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If we allow it, what we put into our body has the potential to be Asana and part of our practice of yoga. To pause with a cup of tea and breathe brings insight both into who you are and what is contained in that cup. Whether there is harmony or disharmony perceived in the moment we are given a chance to engage and learn more about how we view the world, how this has imprinted ourselves, and how to soften into our direct experience.

As we digest food we also digest experience. We process ...


June 2018
June 2018
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Article:  Exit Shakti Pad: Part 1; “How to not give up all together”.

Yogi Bhajan said there are five stages on the path of wisdom.  The most crucial and challenging of them is the third stage. This stage is called “Shakti Pad”.

The first two stages; Saram Pad and Karam pad, can move quite quickly compared with Shakti Pad.  In the first two stages we go through our “honeymoon period” with our practice and then to our understanding that this is hard and will take work.  Shakti Pad however, ...


June 2018
June 2018
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Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Yet we exhaust ourselves doing exactly that for much of our lives! We get sick and we go to the doctor to try to solve it at the physical level. We get depressed, and we go the therapist to try to solve it at the mental/emotional level. I am personally very grateful for the doctors and therapists that have helped me in my life, AND I have learned the difference between fixing or curing and HEALING. ...


June 2018
June 2018
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In our world we want everything to be complex. We analyze everything and spend most of our day in our heads. At an alarming rate people are having trouble coping, people are depressed. We can’t think our way out of these problems.

We can relax, slow down and be present. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present on purpose. Sounds simple but it takes practice. Pair this with gratitude and you change how you feel in your deepest self not just the mind. Release yourself for a brief time and ...


June 2018
June 2018
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“NO!!! I have too many things to do and not enough time to do them.

I don’t want to sit and meditate”.

So said my mind early this morning. But I did not listen.

It helps that I know, through experience, the benefits of meditating and can access the sensory memories of my mind being more clear and under my command when I meditate.

On July 15th I will be leading a Day of Immersion with Kundalini Meditations that will remind us that we are the Commander giving direction to our body, our mind, ...


May 2018
May 2018
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Yoga for Core Strength

Agni is the Sanskrit word for “fire”. And it is within you.

When you tap into your core strength, be it in yoga or in other areas of your life, you stoke this inner fire and find your power center. By connecting to this power, you not only mindfully activate muscles that help you to be physically stronger, you also foster a connection to your energetic core – the essence of YOU. When you feel strong and powerful at your physical center you also feel focused and in ...


May 2018
May 2018
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When I was twenty-two years old, I had a massive physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual breakdown. It was as though the years of accumulated trauma and stress I’d managed to keep under wraps could no longer be stifled.

This is how the story of my breakdown starts. But this is also how the story of healing begins. At twenty-two, facing severe depression, OCD, PTSD, anorexia, and panic disorder, I was given the advice by a cardiologist to take up yoga. It was then, that I was given a second ...


May 2018
May 2018
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Over the past 20 years Yoga Yoga has been bringing outstanding yoga to our beloved Austin community, and this has been and is a labor of love and passion for the teachers and staff that have contributed to our efforts.

During these 2 decades yoga has moved from a ‘fringe’, spiritual / health ‘thing’ to a mainstream, well researched contribution to the health and vitality of individuals and communities. Yoga (and the mindfulness that is inherent in the practice) has been shown, both through ...