Mother of All

“Fully Supported All Limbs Pose” also known to many as shoulder stand  is the Mother of all poses as written in BKS Iyengar’s Light on Yoga (LOY). Learning Shoulder Stand requires effort and “tapas” a burning zeal to gain stability. At first one may only stay for a few moments and gradually students build their …

Senses

The five senses of sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch are quieted in down in yoga practice by relaxing their corresponding sense organs. The organs of perception include the eyes, tongue, nose, ears, and skin.  The senses tend to be carried away by external objects and draw us into the world of experience. By quieting …

Revolved Moon

Today is May 3, 2021 and the moon’s phase is in the third quarter. The honor this celestial placement, today’s post is on revolved half moon pose, Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana is the sanskrit name. Parivrtta  means revolved, Ardha means half, Chandra is moon, and asana translates to posture. This is a one legged standing pose …

AUM

The sacred syllable aum  can be chanted at anytime by anyone. It can even be chanted silently. During yoga class the class usually begins with chanting aum . Doing so helps to bring peace and serenity of mind.  One can also chant aum while doing a yoga pose either vocally or silently. Chanting aum repeatedly …