How Western Women Saved Yoga from Extinction.

Yoga has been coming to the West for a very long time, we just noticed it about one hundred years ago. Georg Fevestein PhD, Poet and Yoga Historian Yoga, considered to be one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world, and of which its origins are little known, was saved from the brink of…

The Earth Within

Stomach and Spleen The mysterious powers of the earth create humidity in Heaven and fertile soil upon the earth.  They create the flesh within the body, and the viscera they create the stomach.  Of the colours they create the yellow colour and they give the human voice the ability to sing… of the flavours they…

Sacred Silence

We live in a fast-paced world in which we are bombarded by information each and every day.  iPhones, Ipads, Emails, TV, there is no escape and its an assault on the senses. We have bought into the cult of ‘busy’, and what we have lost is the ability to just ‘be’.  Ultimately all this connection…

MindBodyClean Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch & Learn: with Dara Simkin and Catherine Argyros Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Join Mindset Coach, Dara Simkin, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Catherine Argyros, as they explore tips and tricks to cleanse your mind and body this spring. Delicious and healthy lunch provided by Eat Fit Food. Find out…

Why Balancing the Breath is Important in Yoga.

Breath is Spirit. The act of breathing is Living. ~Author Unknown It is a common misconception amongst the yoga community that less CO2 and more 02 is better for us.  The idea that ‘C02 is a toxin, a carbon waste product that needs to be replaced with increased levels of 02’ [1] is a harmful…

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…