Have you ever felt flooded? That feeling when your face reddens, palms tingle, throat closes, jaw clamps down and you aren’t sure whether to run, scream, cry or sit quiet. Well, I have good news and bad news. I’ll start with the bad as I’ve begun to understand it…
knowing this, I struggle still. It is because the environment plays a huge factor in my ability to focus my mind and change my behavior. It is the same for you too. So don’t be hard on yourself!
I’m continually fascinated by the gems and correlations between different traditions of eastern healing. In Chinese medicine the science of the meridians has unlocked many mysteries for me.
In conference we touched on the constitution of summer, suggestions for food with respect to the season, and suggestions for sustained practice on the mat and on the plate.
When you commit to a yoga practice many things begin to change. Along with exciting advances towards health, wellness and a steady mind, one may experience unpleasant or even painful feelings and/or sensations. This happens when undesirable patterns begin to unravel...
At AYB, the crew has watched sunlight slip further and further away. Practice time is the same but mother nature is transforming the rhythm, and the yogis know it.
Ashtanga Yoga is practiced in two aspects. The first, hatha yoga, is the postures in the primary series. Primary series is taught first and called yoga chikitsa or yoga therapy. The yoga poses promote a healthy, strong, and limber body.
Primary Series is a series of poses linked with movement on breath called vinyasa (put together in a special way.)
By linking movement to breathe you build purifying heat in your body (tapas).
Last month in conference we talked about the magical effects of sadhana. Sadhana means practice, or set of practices, done as ritual.
Jungle doctors in India are known for their Ayurvedic medicine. This method of healing prescribes holistic treatments that can involve, yoga seasonal rhythms and an individual’s constitution.The “cure” is a state of balance.
Its hard to pin point what we’re doing moment to moment in ashtanga yoga. There are so many things to think about. Sometimes it’s hard remembering what pose comes next! It’s best in the beginning to keep it light and simple. Take the practice slowly.
Welcome, Pascale to the crew! If you see this lovely walking about please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and give her a dose of the good ole AYB charm. I’ll be around all month 🙂 Let’s practice! Yours,Malissa