Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. — The Bhagavad Gita
Just read this quote that said, "“If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started." Funny thing since I was considering whether to continue with this journal even though I doubt I will actually complete the program for the 500 RYT. Just not able to make all the onsite intensives. But here's what I realized when I saw this quote -- it's not true. Quitting does not put a person back to Continue Reading
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl
Three recent posts (weeks 6, 7, and 8) explored how we learn and the different types of learners. Now, in month 3, Christina expands on learner types, specifically in how we structure out teaching methods to accommodate them all. Meaning, how to teach a class that provides value for all four types of learners -- the athletes & dancers (Physical Types), the scientists & engineers Continue Reading
Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem. – Stephen Cope
This week's post is simple inspiration and encouragement to continue on the path: True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must Continue Reading
Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself — without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. For yoga is perfect evenness of mind (Bhagavad Gita 2: 47-48).
On February 5, 2013, I wrote the following on my Facebook page: Dear Kapotasana, you still seem very far away, but I did touch the tips of my toes yesterday:) Two years later, with one practice each week dedicated to Kapotasana, and still only reaching my toes. I wrote in the last two blog posts about muscle awakening and body clairvoyance, but it seems that some poses primarily require the Continue Reading