Yogic Fire

Stoke the sparks of inspiration to practice yoga today by standing tall and looking straight ahead onto the horizon. Let the eye gaze be soft but alert. In our practice of physical postures known as asanas the eyes are meant to be open. The eyes have the element of fire. Once the flame of yoga …

Freedom

Remember the last day of school before summer vacation? What was your feeling as you walked through those school doors ready to throw your books in the air and not look back? When you stretch your arms overhead and reach for the sky do you feel a sense of elation and exhilaration?  Yoga can bring …

Yoga and Sleep

There maybe dreams present in sleep or no dreams at all. Dreamless sleep is the ideal as it is the most restful. To promote healthful sleeping a couple simple yoga poses can be performed before bedtime. These include placing the legs up the all or laying down flat with arms and legs out stretched but …

Be Kind

Being kind to others helps to ease our own consciousness. It takes less effort to create a smile on our faces than it does a frown. Take the the initiative to chose kindness even when it may feel tempting to act otherwise especially if you are tired or agitated. The first external vow or “yama” …

Using Props

The use of props is an important part of the Iyengar method. There are many different props that were invented by BKS Iyengar. The ones typically used in classes include: blankets, blocks, and straps. Blankets are used for seated poses to help the truck lift.  Blocks are introduced when learning standing poses as they help …