Archive for the 'Sarayu Yoga' Category



Inviting nature in

Published on April 15, 2017

Each year in Spring, we have a return visitor, a great blue heron. She comes to feed on on gophers, frogs, tadpoles.Most years, the visits are brief and intermittent due to lack of water. This year, she has visited frequently, bringing with her great joy and awe. The change this year of course is the […]


Yoga for April 9-15

Published on April 8, 2017

Spring break, Easter, great weather……..travel, family, good times! This week, April 9-15, we have only one yoga class. This is our Thursday evening class April 13, from 5-6pm at the UU Church of Fresno. If you are taking a break this week, enjoy! We’ll see you back on the mat on Monday, April 17 for […]


What we practice, we grow.

Published on April 1, 2017

I was listening to a TED talk this week about mindfulness. The speaker told a story about how the five words, ” What we practice, we grow”, spoken to her by a monk, changed her life. The simplicity, yet profound wisdom of this sentence, gave me pause. We have the power within us to grow […]


How far can you go?

Published on March 25, 2017

Small actions can have big results!

Published on March 18, 2017

Like our friends the trees, what we do matters in the bigger scheme of things. Without the trees, whose main job is gas exchange, we would not have oxygen. We can not only thank a tree for each breath we take, but know that those trees also depend on us for their survival. Their respiration […]


Give it all you’ve got!

Published on March 11, 2017

This week in yoga….looking toward the sun staying with us a bit longer each day. The time change moves us just a bit closer to Spring, and we open up to new possibilities. As this month’s our theme is Risk: The practice of Daring, we contemplate moving our physical practice forward by holding poses longer, […]


March: The month of risk-taking

Published on March 4, 2017

Our theme for the month is the practice of daring:risk-taking. For the yogi, each practice is an act of risk. We come to our practice in our unique body, in a unique state of mind and spirit, to move in challenging ways. Our balance maybe off, our mind wildly criticizing, our spirit unsettled, but we […]


Falling Awake: Enlightenment

Published on February 24, 2017

In reading about the life of the Buddha, one may get the impression that his enlightenment “just happened” as he sat under the Bodhi tree. As if, “Poof”, now you are an enlightened being. I think I held this idea for a long time, feeling that I must be failing on my spiritual path because […]


This week in Yoga…..

Published on February 19, 2017

We have had moments of incredible sunshine and warmth this past week. Along with Spring trying to break thru, we have had winter rains nourishing us. We need and want both! In good time, the seasons will change. Take a moment this week to appreciate whatever nature is giving us, in that moment. We need […]


What is The Way?

Published on February 11, 2017

Patajanli’s 8 limbs of yoga gives us guide for living a life of connection with ourselves and our world. The yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi are the steps. The Buddha gave us his eightfold path: Right view, Right intent, Right speech, Right action, Right livelihood,Right effort,Right mindfulness, Right concentration. And simply, the […]