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Spring Cleaning Is As Old As Time

 an excerpt from Light On Yoga from B.K.S. Iyengar about the topic cleanliness “Purity of body is essential for well-being.  While good habits like bathing purify the body externally, asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (regulation of the breath) cleanse it internally.  The practice of asanas tones the entire body and removes the toxins and impurities caused by …

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A Yoga Success Story

Some of the most Senior Iyengar teachers have been teaching yoga since the 70’s and have been practicing yoga even longer than that.  In that time they have witnessed many yoga miracles.  I have heard stories of crooked knees straightening,  broken bodies mending, women’s issues resolved, and even seemingly terminal diseases have been willed into …

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True Nature of Health

In his book Light on Life, Mr. Iyengar says, “Most people ask only from their body that it does not trouble them.  Most people feel that they are healthy if they are not suffering from illness or pain, not aware of the imbalances that exist in their bodies and minds that ultimately will lead to …

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Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and structure deterioration of bone tissue, leading to increased chance of fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, and any other bone in the body. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects men and women of any ethnic group. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, in America, 55 percent of everyone …

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The important yoga text that most yoga teachers refer to is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.   Patanjali was a sage that was credited with The Yoga Sutra, the Mahabhasya (a classical treatise on grammar), and a treatise on medicine.  He was believed to have lived some time between 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE.  …

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What is the big Deal with Alignment?

Alignment in the asanas may seem to deal only with the physical body, but the asanas affect the chemical messages sent from the brain as well changing every cell in the body for positive or negative.  When the asanas are practiced with discrimination and awareness; they bring the body, mind, intelligence, nerves, consciousness, and the …

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It is good to have goals

Some days, as we begin class, I ask you to envision your goals for your practice. Some goals you might have for your yoga practice could include: weight loss less pain better flexibility peace improved confidence or even Downward-facing Dog Pose If you have been practicing yoga for a while now, what goals have you …

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