FOCUS OF THE MONTH: January – Tadasana

We become whole by stopping how the mind turns. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.2 Yogash chitta virtti nirodhah. There is a reason that in the yoga practice we seek to find Tadasana in every pose. Tadasana, also known as Mountain Pose, is the simple, beautiful alignment of the body within it's natural curves and architecture that, [...]

January 1st, 2017|Focus of The Month|

FOCUS OF THE MONTH: December – Ustrasana

And if you wish to stop these obstacles, There is one, and only one, Crucial practice for doing so. You must use kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Learn to keep your feelings in balance, Whether something feels good Or whether it hurts; whether something is enjoyable or distasteful... Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras 1.32-33   Tat pratisheda-artham [...]

December 6th, 2016|Focus of The Month|

FOCUS OF THE MONTH: November – Uttanasana

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.14 The practice becomes firmly rooted when well attended to for a long time, without break, and in all earnestness. Sah tu dirgha kala nairantaira satkara asevitah dridha bhumih.   To experience the transformative power of the practice, it must be undertaken in a specific way (PYS 1.14). If we simply go to [...]

November 11th, 2016|Focus of The Month|

FOCUS OF THE MONTH: October – Child’s Pose

It's useless to reach freedom by yourself. Every living being in all three realms Is your father and mother. Pity the man or woman Who thinks only of their own happiness And leaves their father and mother Smothered in suffering. --From Freedom from the Four Attachments, as taught by the Holy Lama Drakpa Gyeltsen October [...]

October 13th, 2016|Focus of The Month|

FOCUS OF THE MONTH: September – Monkey Pose aka Hanumanasana

Fall is coming. For many of us this means a leap forward whether it’s returning to school, or one’s children are returning to school or even a way to re-energize the way we dive back into work after the lazy days of summer.  Re-focus, re-orient. Re-turn to your intention. Hanumanasana is named after the Monkey [...]

August 31st, 2016|Focus of The Month|