November Focus: Mindfulness

November Focus: Mindfulness

By:Stephanie Miller Close your eyes for a moment.  Take a few slow breaths to help you center and relax and then open your eyes again.  Upon opening your eyes,scan the room and notice the colors, textures, shapes, and sounds.  Don’t label anything just simply notice. ...
Vata Season

Vata Season

By: Monica Ott ‘Om Sarvapranaya Vidhmahe Yashtihastaya Dhimahi Thanno Vayuh Prachodayat.’ Om, Let me meditate on the life-giving air. One who holds the scepter, give me higher intellect, and let the God of Winds illuminate my mind.” This particular...
Sthira & Sukha

Sthira & Sukha

By: Monica Ott Sthira Sukham Asanam: “Asana is a steady, comfortable posture” -2.46 The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali “I mean, it feels good. Is it supposed to?” This was a response I got today from a regular student (who was in a reclined pose,...
Being Receptive

Being Receptive

By: Stephanie Miller-Kopyar   ‘Om Namah Shivaya gurave nada1bindu1kalatmane niranjana1padam yati nityam yatra parayanah’ Salutations to the nadam, which is the inner guide and the inner life, the dispenser of happiness to all. It is the inner guru...
July Focus- Sovereignty

July Focus- Sovereignty

By: Suzanne Scholten Sovereignty -supreme power or authority  Boundary– a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line. a limit of a subject or sphere of activity. Sutra 1:16 The highest level of non-attachment, leading to self-realization, takes place...