Archive for March, 2011

First Monday of the month brings Yin

Published on March 31, 2011

In case you aren’t a regular Monday nite yogi and are considering joining us on April 4, you might like to know that we will be doing a Yin practice. If you search this blog you will find alot of specific information about what makes Yin so special. As always, we will be meeting at […]

Travel Yoga

Published on March 28, 2011

When we travel, I like to find a local yoga studio and take a class. I find that to a great degree, yoga is yoga. There are variations, of course from studio to studio, teacher training and the style of the studio, but in general, people are open, warm and excited to have a visitor. […]

The Limbs of Yoga

Published on March 23, 2011

After the last ten posts, you probably have gotten the idea that yoga is not just about poses (asanas). Patanjali, who is believed to have lived around 150 BCE, wrote the Yoga Sutras. These are 196 short verses on yoga. He outlines 8 distinct branches of yoga, of which asana practice is only one branch. […]

Getting There

Published on March 15, 2011

We all want results. If we spend time, energy and money on an activity, we want to see that this investment was worth it. The fifth and last niyama ishvara pranihana is about surrendering. Yoga holds to the belief that we are all part of a universal force. We are all interconnected.This is why practicing […]

Reflect within: Svadhyaya

Published on March 8, 2011

The fourth niyama is svadhyaya , sva, “self” adhyaya “education of”. Each person comes to class with their own goals for practice, but in general, understanding ourself is a common theme. This can be seen in understanding an injury, understanding how our body works, learning to isolate and strengthen individual parts, and what all of […]

Class on Monday March 7!

Published on March 4, 2011

There will be our regularly scheduled class this Monday nite, March 7 from 6:30-8:00pm at the UU Church of Fresno on Alluvial in Clovis. See you then!