Icons of Yoga Yoga. It’s springing up everywhere! Its face has changed drastically over the last 50 years, especially in North America where it has been twisted and bent in an effort to fit into a “fitness-focused” culture! Although this phenomenon that is yoga is undergoing constant transformation and moving further and further away from … Continue reading What Are Namaste, Om, & Chin Mudra? They Are – The Icons Of Yoga
When did it begin? I was first introduced to yoga when I was around 8 years old by friends of my brother. No spiritual nuances to my recollection, only postures that were easy, fun, and yielded much praise and adoration from onlookers. Never thought anything more of yoga other than it being kind of … Continue reading No to Christian Yoga – This Woman’s Journey.
Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism. One of the most widely revered and popular of all Indian divinities. Being Christian in a Krishna World ”Very interesting, but doesn’t yoga welcome all religions?” This was the question posed by a colleague after discussing with her a predicament regarding one of my personal training clients. I … Continue reading Does Yoga Welcome All Religions? Being Christian in a Krishna World
Finding The Right Class Can Be A Challenge! MATCHING UP WHAT STYLE? WHICH LEVEL? SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS? SECULAR? I have on occasions witnessed yoga participants struggling in a level not suitable for them. Desperately trying to keep up and so pre-occupied with reaching the next level of the posture, that they compromise alignment altogether, and their safety! I can … Continue reading How To Choose A Yoga Class – What Beginners Should Consider & Need to Know.
Why I appreciate this system of Alignment Supportive Body Care I was around 8 years old when my sibling and friends used me as a guinea pig when experimenting with the positions they were learning in their hatha yoga class. I mean this was the early 70`s! Yoga was big and so was their imaginations as … Continue reading Contemporary Yoga – Stretching Breathing & Mindful Movements Without the Hindu Spiritualism