Tag: yoga

Yoga: can we stick with it? podemos aguantar?

In my class this morning, I had three beginners and one lady who’s been practising for 6 years. You can imagine that there is a bit of a difference there. The longer we practise yoga, the longer our respiratory cycle becomes, meaning that movements co-ordinated with the breath begin to take longer. If our exhalation Read More

Prana Centro de Yoga

Hola – Hemos registrado hoy un blog nuevo para el centro de yoga Prana, en el centro de Benidorm. En la primera entrada encontrarais el horario y las tarifas para las clases de yoga y pilates en invierno 2011-2012. La dirección es http://pranacentroyoga.wordpress.com. Ciao! Read More

Yoga classes in Benidorm

I will be offering four yoga classes per week at Prana Centro de Yoga in Benidorm.  Delighted!  Prana is in the pedestrian area of beautiful old town Benidorm.  A few short steps from the shining blue Mediterranean sea, right next to the Hotel Alameda, at number 32 Calle Alameda. The hours are: Monday and Wednesday Read More

A few days away

Namasté.  I went this weekend with my yoga group to the Sierra de Mariola, near Alcoy.  A lovely break, it was.  We stayed at a lovely casa rural called “Casa Bons Aires.”    If you should chance to visit the Font Roja region of Alicante, I highly recommend a visit. The theme of our studies Read More

Listen

If we are united by any one thing, it is suffering. Suffering is the most universal of human experiences. It touches us all, rich, poor, young, old, beautiful and plain. We are united by grief and cruelty and random injustice. We are united by our reactions to these things – anguish, guilt, rejection and disbelief. Read More

Breathing

Namasté.  You are probably aware that yoga pays  very special attention to the breath.  It is considered that the breath is the link between body and mind.  The first three angas (limbs) of yoga are concerned with the outer world.  Then comes pranayama, acting as a link from the outer to the inner realms. Of Read More

Hymn to the Divine Mother

This song is transformative in its power and beauty.  A link, and the text.  Om. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ0h1sb1IFI Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Parashakti Sundari Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahamaye Mangale Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahakali Bhairavi Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahalakshmi Vaishnavi Read More

The yoga of patience, part II

Patience is a quality associated with the root chakra, the Muladhara chakra.  The root chakra is associated with the element Earth.  Earth changes slowly and deliberately.  I’ve never seen a rock looking at a clock! As I began to write yesterday, patience has an element of faith in the unknown.  When we are impatient, we Read More

The yoga of patience

Patience is accepting the unknown, indefinitely.  When we cultivate patience, we accept things as they are, for as long as they are meant to be that way.  This does not mean that we sit passively on the sidelines waiting for the sky to fall.  It means that we work steadily and conscientiously on our work, Read More

What can I do?

Compassion arises spontaneously when sadhana (practice) clears and calms the cit (mind).   By embracing the reality of impermanence, we perceive the true fragility of everything.  Impermanence is beauty – a plastic flower may be attractive and last forever, but a real flower is glorious precisely because it is short lived. Spring is all around right Read More

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