“It’s all connected, man…” Yoga teaches us that everything is connected. Whether it’s “the hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone,” or the breath is connected to the mind, or that I am connected to you, everything is united in one way or another. However, these connections can often times be hard to… connect with. […]
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“The soul never takes birth and never dies, nor does it come into being again when the body is created. The soul is birthless, eternal, imperishable, and timeless and is never destroyed when the body is destroyed.” Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 20, Verse 2 Just this week, a fellow yoga teacher trainee of mine died […]
“Take five deep breaths through the nose before bed each night…” As a child, I was diagnosed with chronic asthma (or assmar, as I lovingly referred to it as.) I took up to three daily medications (Alubuterol, Combivent, Advair, Singulair, etc.) to control my breathing and prevent the dreaded “assmar attack.” Even given this medication, […]
“We don’t use our bodies to get into these poses. We use these poses to get into our bodies.” -Sarah Powers One of the primary goals of yoga is to quiet the dominating ego (asmita). The ego is the lowercase self that we often falsely identify with (“I am a teacher. I am a man. […]
“When we are swimming in a river and cannot see the bank, it is difficult to notice the current. We are moving so much with the river that we may scarcely see its flow. But if we go to the bank where we have firm ground it is much easier to see how the river […]