Yoga Exercises

September 25, 2020

Our Latest Online Class: Yoga Nidra

[ ] Yoga Nidra is a deep guided meditation for creating a sense of relaxation and calm. It is sometimes explained as an “awake sleep state”. The focus on the body and breath helps the mind to begin to still and offers time for the body to fully relax. Mark loves to do this practice in bed, especially after a stressful day…grab the blankets and cushions and drift into rest! Visit source link ...Read More
September 23, 2020

Our Latest Online Class: Mellow Hatha Yoga

[ ] What can we say about this practice?… It’s simply a lovely mellow Hatha class, focusing on creating space in the hips and lower body. There’s no downward dog in this class, so it’s also a great sequence if your wrists and upper body are sore or tender. We have the lovely wind as our accompaniment as Mark guides you through this practice of unwinding. Visit source link ...Read More
May 14, 2020

Home is Earth

[ ] In 2015 I began traveling to teach Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world. Every so often I used to leave my home for a few months to teach yoga students who wanted to become teachers, that gig lasted about 5 years, until COVID-19 happened. I love to travel and when I travel I feel that all my worries disappear, I feel at home! Throughout my life I have lived in different cities in Colombia, Denmark and Canada and I feel that the more one travels and sees the world the more one feels part of a collective, the […]
March 31, 2020

We’re Moving Online!

[ ] Were excited to announce that our new PATREON Page is now live! This subscriber platform allows us to offer online yoga classes, private classes and some other goodies! There are a few different monthly subscription levels so you can find the one that works best for you! Visit source link ...Read More
November 29, 2019

Compassion, Starting with Yourself

[ ] There is great importance in creating compassion for yourself so you can spread that care to others. I find it interesting on flights when during the emergency protocol announcement the flight attendants stress that you need to put your own mask on first before helping anyone with theirs. Visit source link ...Read More
May 29, 2019

Detachment Lessons & Mindful Living From my Dog

Detachment seems to come easily for my 20 pound yorkie Diego. I woke up early this morning, put his leash on and went outside into the -15 weather to the dog park. As i stood complaining about the weather, I watched Diego as he played in the snow, not caring about the cold… Visit source link ...Read More
May 27, 2019

Saucha as a Way to Find a Deep Truth Within Yourself

Saucha means purity, clearness of mind, speech and body. Saucha is one of the Niyamas of yoga and Niyamas can be interpreted to mean positive duties and observances. In the book “The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” by Deborah Adele, she goes further with the concept of saucha by saying that we not only need to be pure in thoughts and words but also develop purity in relation to the things that we have no control of. She writes that: Visit source link ...Read More
May 13, 2019

Druidry, Ancient Spiritual Practices in Scotland and other Celtic Regions

The history of Druidry is hard to trace, early practitioners left almost no records of this ancient Celtic system of spirituality. What we know about Druidry comes from pre-historic paintings, drawings, and writings such as those from Julius Caesar. At the end of the Ice Age, people from Southern Europe traveled north to Scotland and other Celtic areas to settle, creating a culture with considerable knowledge of astronomy and engineering skills that are hard to comprehend even today. This period of early Celticism encompasses the development of Druidism, a highly sophisticated religious system that included poets, healers, seers, philosophers, judges, […]
May 5, 2019

Koshas: Getting to Know Them Through Asana

Koshas are layers or sheaths that help us to move from the physical to the spiritual. There’s that moment at the end of an intense physical and mental practice, it could be running, yoga or chasing your nephews around a park for two hours, where you feel absolutely blissed out and serene. Have you felt that before? While your mind was focused and your physical body was working you managed to move yourself into a state of peace. According to yoga philosophy you have moved through the layers of the Koshas. Much like layers of an onion, the peeling of […]
May 2, 2019

Technology Overload & How Yoga Can Help

Technology and I endure a love hate relationship. It’s been around two weeks since I returned from New Zealand. For 16 days my devices remained off, disconnected from service. Silence was everywhere… Visit source link ...Read More
May 1, 2019

Dukkha: Embracing Discomfort

Dukkha is a fascinating word in the worlds of Yoga and Buddhism. It is often translated as ‘suffering’ which tends to sound rather pessimistic. Lama Surya Das translates Dukkha as “difficulties ” or “dissatisfaction” which is less harsh in tone and a fact of life to which all of us can relate. Visit source link ...Read More
April 8, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Anchored by a Congressional health education program, the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It’s never too early or late to learn about and practice a healthy way of life. Small tweaks like diet and exercise, regular annual visits to the doctor and getting educated on heart disease and diabetes can make a world of difference in your overall health and wellness. Remember that striving towards and maintaining good health is a […]
April 7, 2019

Winter Solstice

From the Latin sol meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to stop” or “make stand,” a solstice marks the moment when the sun reaches its highest and lowest points in the midday sky—the  longest and shortest days of the year. The Summer Solstice occurs at the northern most zenith, celebrating the height of light and life, but also foreshadowing its fall. Conversely, the Winter Solstice brings the longest spell of darkness, while promising the return to light.  We have marked these days for millenia. The evidence can be seen in ancient structures throughout the world, whose otherworldliness have allowed them […]
April 6, 2019

Vrksasana: Tree Pose

Tree pose reminds us to grow our roots along with our fruits.  If a tree only grows fruit, it will become top heavy and fall over.  If we focus only on external indicators of success, we will ultimately do the same.  As your new year gets into full swing and you are sending your energy outwards towards your goals, remember to send some of it back inside, send some of it inward and down- where no one can see it.  Send it where it will truly support you, where it will stabilize you and catch you when you sway. The tree […]
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