Tag Archives: yamas

Karma Yoga and The Joy Project

One of the requirements of this yoga teacher training program was to work with my peers to complete a Karma Yoga project.  For the purposes of this training curriculum, “Karma Yoga” meant identifying one under-served population (i.e., people who would … Continue reading

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Yoga ethics

Lately I have been having tech sessions and class sessions that have been lecture- or discussion-based instead of movement- or experience-based; today that trend continued. This morning I had a tech session titled “Yamas and Niyamas on the Mat”. If … Continue reading

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Jivamukti – the brand?

This evening I had a tech session on Jivamukti.  Jivamukti is a style of yoga that started in the US in the 1980s by two Americans who studied with an Indian swami; those two individuals then brought the teachings they … Continue reading

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Internal organs, external acceptance

This afternoon was a crummy one weather-wise; freezing rain iced the roads late last night, and while most of the highways were relatively clear by mid-morning, the cold rain still drizzled down.  In addition to the not-ideal external conditions, I … Continue reading

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Let Go and Lighten Up

It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve attended a core session.  And in fact, it’s been a month since my last one.  I’ve missed them! For the first hour of class today, we explored two closely-related poses: … Continue reading

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Subtleties and nuances provide powerful responses

Today’s 4-hour core session was power-packed physically, intellectually, and psychologically.  (And to think that people believe yoga is just some exercise to increase flexibility – whatever!  Today’s teachings blow that myth right out of the water. *smile*) We started the … Continue reading

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Not much new…

Today’s teacher training was a 4-hour core class session, segmented into three distinct chunks: poses, yama, and Ayurveda. We studied two very-closely-related poses: standing forward fold (Uttanasana), and seated forward fold (Paschimottanasana).  [I told you they were very closely related…*smile*]  … Continue reading

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