Sunday, July 21, 2013

The moment of enlightenment! Becoming a really free human being!

“I'm simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I'm saying that you can 
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple 
witness of your thought processes. 

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. 
Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you 
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this 
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process. 

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once 
the gap is there, you are in for a great suprise, that you are not the mind, that 
you are the witness, A watcher. 

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as 
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start 
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for 
the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” 
 Osho

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

UPPER LOWER BACK VINYASA YOGA CLASS

A CLASS DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING THE BACK MUSCLES WHILE STILL WORKING ON CORE, UPPER BODY STRENGTHENING AND LEGS STRENGTHING.
After the strength building sequence for the back I am including backbends which is a natural progression  after strengthening the back.

After I was done with the class I did feel a slight soreness in the upper back muscles which means it was gently strengthening.

In order to do proper backbends its always great to strengthen both the lower and upper back so that we can perform them while maintaining proper alignment.



Most of us have back pain and back muscle weakness combined with stiffness. Building a strong back is directly related to having a strong core. A lot of women have weakness in the upper back which can lead to poor posture and back and shoulder and neck pain.
So  it's a great idea to focus on stabilizing and strengthening and stretching the back.




 One of the exercises included is chair pose back flies:
Feet hip width apart. Knees pushing back. Hips back.
Starting position: chair pose. Forearms together in front of chest.
Natural curve in the lower back.

 Ending position: open the arms out at aligning the forearm with the torso. Keeping a 90˚ angle between the upper arm and forearm. Tucking the shoulder bladed into the upper back.






EXERCISE TWO:

STARTING POSITION: arms ahead of us. Palms of the hands down. Back wide. Shoulder blades down. Shoulders down.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Intention for the next Advanced Vinyasa Class - THE SECRET

In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us.
Peter Matthiessen
VINYASA INTERVAL FLOW FOCUSING ON BACKBENDS, HEAVY PLANK SEQUENCE, ARM BALANCES, DEEP DEEP DEEP HIP FLEXOR STRETCHING, HIP OPENERS AND INVERSIONS.
SCHEDULED TIME FOR THE CLASS TO BE UPLOADED ON http://www.youtube.com/user/YogaIntervals19 - THURSDAY JUL 18th, 2013

The class was very challenging yet brief- a lot of core and leg work, very deep stretching throughout the class. After the class I actually felt as if I just got a deep tissue massage and a lot of toxins were released specifically from hips, hip flexor area. A lot of areas in the hip regions opened deeper for me. 
Looking forward to hear your experience with it after Thursday.  :)

Namaste 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

THE ESSENCE OF TRUE BEAUTY

YOUR AUTHENTIC YOU IS PURE EXCELLENCE!

Accepting all our limitations as an expression of our unique perfection is the way of YOGA!

NAMASTE

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SAVASANA CONTEMPLATION


While in SAVASANA SURRENDER TO YOUR HIGHER SELF. Allowing all judgement and self criticism to dissolve. Letting go of self doubt.Allowing the heart to open and allowing yourself to love freely, openly and fully. Free of fear and judgement. Because only Love is real... everything else is an illusion...Magical things can happen when we allow ourselves to let go of illusions. :)


NAMASTE 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Reishi "coffee" ingredients, recipe, benefits

reishi "no coffee" coffee raw ingredients
Namaste Beautiful Yogis,

I have been loving this brew for quite a while now. It's pretty simple to make as long as you source the ingredients. A few astragalus slices, 1/2-1 piece of rheumannia, and a small reishi mushroom (1/2 a big reishi)
Brewing them for at least 45 minutes. I brew them all day on and off and keep adding water and drinking them. This makes quite a few cups of tea. Great with coconut milk or almond milk.

Benefits- gives me steady energy with a peaceful, calm, rooted feeling. It's mildly uplifting in a  grounding and centering way. No other way to explain it.
Tatses similar to coffee if rheumannia is added. And really cuts the desire for coffee.
Other benefits- kidney support, adrenal support, immuno-building, anti-cancer, anti-ageing.
All three ingredients are highly prized in chinese medicine and used extensively in longevity formulas.
Blessings

Saturday, July 6, 2013

AS WITHIN. AS WITH OUT






CONTEMPLATION OF TODAY'S YOGA PRACTICE!
 OUR BODY IS A REFLECTION IMAGE OF OUR STATE OF MIND AND EMOTIONS. WE ARE NURTURING THE SOUL TO EXPRESS IT EXTERNALLY AND BUILDING THE BODY TO NOURISH THE SOUL.
NAMASTE

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

THE ESSENCE OF YOGA



 THE ART OF LIVING! YOGA TEACHES US TO BE PRESENT AND MINDFUL. EVERYTHING ELSE IS RE-DISCOVERING OUR OWN PROFOUNDNESS.







Tuesday, July 2, 2013

YOGA MEDITATION OF THE DAY

A contemplation during our yoga practice today!

I aspire to be inspired, to inspire and to serve humanity!
Hold this thought in your "heart" during your yoga practice. Or set it as an intention in the beginning of your practice and at the end sealing it in!




NAMASTE

NO LINEAR EVOLUTION




NOTHING IS LINEAR!!!
NO PATH, NO SPIRITUAL TEACHING TEACHINGS, NO LEARNING CURVE!
WE HAVE TO WALK A WINDING ROAD TO SELF DISCOVERY!