Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|One: Know where the top of your head is.|
|Two: Exhale, walk your feet in and lift them no more than an inch from the floor.|
|Three: Inhale, bring your heels to the backs of your thighs and lift your knees.|
|Four: Exhale, and adjust your weight onto your arms and off your head.|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
|Amy and Jessica practice Jathara Parivrttanasana|
This is an amazingly accomplished group of individuals are as committed to one another,
as they are to the practice and tradition of yoga.
Please come to our FREE CLASSES at Solace Institute at Boyne Mountain Resort,
Boyne Falls, MI on any or all of the three following Saturdays:
May 4th at 8:30-10:00 AM, 10:30-12:00 noon and 1:30-3:00 PM
May 11th at 8:30-10:00 AM, 10:30-12:00 noon and 1:30-3:00 PM
May 18th at 8:30-10:00 AM, 10:30-12:00 noon and 1:00-2:30 PM
Place come, enjoy a well constructed, stimulating and safe practice in the caring and capable hands of our new UNION/YOGA teachers.
Friday, March 8, 2013
2521 S Maple Valley 49682. 231-256-2100.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Birgit Adamofsky kindly participated in a little YIN practice with me. Just click on the Yin Yoga words above and it will zap you over to my YouTube channel. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you so much, Birgit! Namasté all.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Nature tells every living thing when it’s time to die. And that length of time, science now notes, is predetermined to a specific formula that crosses all species, from mayflies to giant sequoias.
“It tells animals for example, that there's a universal limit to life, that though they come in different sizes, they have roughly a billion and a half heart beats; elephant hearts beat slowly, hummingbird hearts beat fast, but when your count is up, you are over,” notes NPR science writer, Robert Krulwich.
Yoga has, for millennia, espoused the same wisdom. Yoga says yes; we all have a predetermined limitation on our lifespans. This predetermined length of life, according to yoga, is a reflection of each individual’s dharma and karma. Your dharma is your truth- why you are here. Your karma is the fruit of your actions, both from past lives and what you are accruing now. Yoga says we are each given a certain number of breaths or “pulses” to live out our dharma, or soul’s purpose, and to clean up our karmic bank accounts, so we are free. When your breaths (roughly one and a half billion) are “used up,” your life is over, whether you have liberated your soul or not.
However, yoga gives us a brilliant silver lining to the rule of death’s timing: Unlike the mayfly or the redwood, we can self-determine our respiration patterning. We have the ability to slow our breaths down or speed them up, at will. We are the only creature that can take the allotted number of breaths that we were assigned at birth, and slow them down, giving us “more time” in which to complete our dharmic purpose.
I invite you now to sit quietly, slow your breathing simply by allowing, watching it impassively for a few minutes. Take a sweet moment to savor deeply this moment. This one moment is the gift of life. Through the stillness see more clearly your gift to the world, pulsing out on the rhythm of your own oceanic breath.
See the beautiful online article and photos from Robert Krulwich at When its Time to Die.