Manipura, the Ego, and Yoga.

“You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” ~ The Upanishads I wrote this piece when I was a student yoga teacher.  Still struggling…

AUM

 ‘AUM’  the all-encompassing cosmic vibration of the universe The Sanskrit is praNava, meaning ever new[1]. This mantra is a commonly used one in our practice to unite the energy of the class, as well as a natural extension of the mantra, Namaste. According to the Mandukya Upanishad, the syllables of AUM represent the following realms of…

Kidneys, Water, Bone, and Will.

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu According to Chinese philosophical thought, Tao is the fundamental intelligence which underlies everything. Tao gives rise to qi and qi gives rise to yin and yang. From yin and yang, we have the…

Sitali Pranayama (The Cooling Breath)

Sitali “the cooling breath”[1]  is perfect for hot Summer time.  How Sit in a comfortable upright, seated position.  Spine is nice and straight.  Hands gently on your knees.  You can have your legs folded,  or straight in front of you if this is too hard.  Keep your pelvis slightly tilted forward, you may sit on a…

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath)

Bhramari, is the primary pranayama for Vata. How Make sure to sit in a comfortable upright, seated position.  Spine is nice and straight.  Hands gently on your knees.  You can have your legs folded,  or straight in front of you if this is too hard.  Keep your pelvis slightly tilted forward, you may sit on…

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nasal Breathing)

(nah-dee show-DAH-nah)  nadi = channel  shodhana cleaning, purifying[1] How Make sure to sit in a comfortable upright, seated position.  Spine is nice and straight. Hands gently on your knees.  You can have your legs folded,  or straight in front of you if this is too hard.  Keep your pelvis slightly tilted forward, you may sit…