Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wisdom from Yoga ..for Life

I had the opportunity to attend Alex Atherton’s classes when he was a guest teacher at Yoga Zone. I find him to be very passionate about his teaching and I always hope that I would be able to attend his classes again. 

So it was wonderful to know that he is one of the teachers featured in the book "Wisdom from yoga…for life"by Andrea Klein.

Below is the preview of the book and I am sure you will find the teachers featured as inspiring as I have.

Below is one of the many inspiring quotes from the book.

"Ask yourself "Where am I in the pose? How do I approach the pose?"
The parts you grip, and the parts of yourself you hold tight: you will keep practicing that way until told otherwise.
So question and notice all your movements and transitions.
As soon as you question, then you are aware, and that's when you transform!"
- Christine Price Clark 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What is Yoga?

Yoga is not about the pose.
It’s not the alignment of toes or hips or shoulders.
It’s not about the form.

Yoga is an invitation to explore, not a command performance.
 It speaks the language of the soul.

In the flow of breath and motion,
yoga coaxes us from the confines of the known,
across the silent  threshold into vastness.

Yoga is the union of prayer and movement, guided from inside. 
It is healing and the joy of saying yes to life.

Breathe, relax and feel the body receive its own truth.
The seed of freedom flowers within each of us whenever
we are open to what’s real.           

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Symptoms of Inner Peace

~ Saskia Davis 

An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

A loss of interest in judging other people.

A loss of interest in judging self.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A loss of the ability to worry.

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent bouts of smiling.

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.

An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.