I got asked how one learns the Sanskrit ames of... →
I got asked how one learns the Sanskrit ames of yoga poses, and I made this list of some terms that someone may find helpful so here they are:? you learn them most of them you can kind of put together when your learn some sanskrit though eka = one dwi/dve = two trini/tri = three asta = eight (you don’t see the other numbers in names much) anga = limb sirsa = head bhuja = shoulder pada =...
Yoga for People. Not for Business.
“Can yoga be owned? We and many others, including the government of India, consider yoga and its asanas to be Sacred and Traditional Knowledge. The moment anyone wishes to “own” a yoga sequence, we have to pause and look very deeply at the far reaching ramifications this claim has for all yoga and all people, everywhere. This is not about being against one man; this petition asks you...
Om Mani Padme Hum
Tibetan Buddhist Mantra pronounced: “Ohm monny padmay hoom”. This mantra can be interpreted in many different ways by different practitioners. My favorite interpretation: “ It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. The first, Om symbolizes the...
“Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. In the simple “Namaste” gesture lays the timelessness of India, the mother culture of the world. Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. via...
Think of your sense of self, the ego, as a knot in a string. When the knot comes...– the divine guru
When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect about how God created this universe...– Albert Einstein
Indian Gov't Says No One Can Claim Copyright on...
NEW DELHI: India is all set to give hot yoga a cold shoulder. In order to stop self-styled yoga gurus from claiming copyright to ancient `asanas’, like Bikram Choudhury’s Hot Yoga — a set of 26 sequences practised in a heated room — India has completed documenting 1,300 ‘asanas’ which will soon be uploaded on the country’s Traditional Knowledge...
Yoga: 5 Facts You May Not Know About 'OM' →
By Melanie Levine 1. The sound of OM encompasses all words, all sounds in human language OM is a matrix of all sounds, when in its diversified form gives rise to all words used in language. Linguistically, all audible sounds are produced in the space within the mouth beginning at the root of the tongue and ending at the lips. The throat sound is A, and M is the lip sound; and the...
All Yoga is Good Yoga– :)
Human beings are made up of three components: body, mind and soul. Corresponding...– Yoga: The Iyengar Way
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.– Marcus Aurelius
the body's knowledge →
Every morning we wake up under the same bright northern star the Buddha saw when he awoke one dawn in his early thirties. Every moment we breathe the same molecules of air that once nourished Santideva, Dogen, Thich Nhat Hanh, your parents and their parents. Perhaps practice also fulfills our responsibility to the yogi-poets and wanderers who long ago struggled with aging bodies, unreliable...
The Anjali Mudra
Anjali mudra is performed by pressing the palms of the hands together. The fingers are together with fingertips pointing up. The hands are pressed together firmly and evenly. In the most common form of anjali mudra, the hands are held at the heart chakra with thumbs resting lightly against the sternum. The gesture may also be performed at the Ajna or brow chakra with thumb tips resting...
Teacher training. Iyengar/Vinyasa. This fall. 200+ hrs.
vegansaurus!: Pose of the hypocritical... →
vegansaurus: Sometime in the 1980s yoga took over the Western world. Suddenly everyone was in downward dog, from 20-something administrative assistants to hardcore fitness fanatics to stay-at-home moms to Wall Street suits. Yoga and its followers, myself included, have carried the practice into the 21st century and the culture continues to grow. I’m all for staying in shape, but what...
'Ayurveda lists milk as one of the five white...
‘Ayurveda actually lists milk as one of the five white poisons’ Indians campaigning against use of milk is a rare thing. Maneka Gandhi served as Minister of the Environment (89-91), returned to Parliament in 1998 as the Minister of Welfare and was appointed as chairwoman of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals. ‘Ayurveda...
Sutra: Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” This is the mantra of Jivamukti Yoga, chanted in almost every class. By giving voice to it, the intention is to create a world that is harmonious and peaceful. Dedicate your yoga...
The creatures that inhabit this earth - be they human beings or animals - are...– Dalai Lama
YogaBody Strectch Vitamin Supplements ?
Some (or many) of us already know that a strong & flexible yoga practice consists of (1) a dedicated daily practice, physical AND mental (2) proper nutrition abundant with raw vegetables & fruits and void of dairy, caffiene, simple sugars, alcohol (3) adequate water intake.. etc Can anyone tell me if they have tried YogaBody Stretch vitamin supplements (that contains MSM, Barley Grass...
A True Yogi Diet (Sattvic Diet)
Ahimsa/Non Harming Ahimsa would suggest that the foods that you ingest should cause no harm to you are anyone else. Questions that surface when contemplating Ahimsa and diet: Is the food I am eating causing damage to my body? Was anyone or anything harmed unnecessarily in the creation or processing of this food? Aparigraha/Non Hoarding Aparigraha deals with taking only what is necessary...
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…...– Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Ayurveda & Yoga
Ayurveda is an intricate system of healing that originated in India thousands of years ago. It is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. Yoga & Ayurveda are sister sciences which align body, mind & spirit. Learn asanas (postures) for your dosha. What’s your dosha? http://bit.ly/nKEO4
The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.– B.K.S. Iyengar
I highly recommend that all serious yoga students & teachers read “Light on Yoga” & “Light on Life” by B.K.S. Iyengar. Namaste :)
meaning of yoga
Meaning of Yoga: Union between mind, body and spirit through asanas (poses), pranayamas (breath) and dhyana (meditation).