Yoga

Yoga Practices to Increase Awareness of the 5 Senses

Desi Barlett and Natiya Guin share practices to increase awareness of the 5 senses. Yoga Connects us to the 5 Senses There are so many ways we can increase our awareness of the 5 senses and our sensuality throughout the day. These can include yoga practice, mindfulness, meditation, how we eat, and how [...]

By |2020-02-20T19:31:46+00:00February 19th, 2020|Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga and Sensuality: A Discussion of the Senses

Desi Barlett Photo by Natiya Guin Yoga and Sensuality: Explore the 5 Senses with Doctor Natiya Guin Life dazzles with sensuality when we connect to our five senses. Yet when we hear the word sensuality, we often associate it with sexuality, when in fact it is so much more. Learning to nourish each [...]

By |2020-02-19T19:54:55+00:00February 19th, 2020|Yoga|0 Comments

Savasana: The Importance of Resting Pose

Savasana. Sense Withdrawal. Taking the Mind Inward. It’s one of the most important poses in a yoga class and often one of the most misunderstood. The Final Resting Pose. My teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, includes savasana in the category of the eight essential poses in yoga. Dharma is well known throughout the world for being [...]

By |2020-02-18T03:03:04+00:00February 18th, 2020|Yoga|0 Comments

How to Build Community in Yoga Class 

Sarah Ezrin and Students. Photo by Andy Blake. Yoga Teachers Can Build Community in the Studio We are in a time of great divide. How we act right now can either bring us closer together or send us further apart. It is easy to dig our heels into our respective corners and opinions, [...]

By |2020-01-08T19:48:22+00:00January 8th, 2020|Yoga|0 Comments

Forty Years Of The Five Tibetans

Discovering Methods of Increasing Vitality In 1977 I moved to a high desert spiritual retreat center in Joshua Tree California, called The Institute of Mentalphysics. Started by a former British journalist and geographer named John Edwin Dingle, the center flourished from the 1940s through the 1970s, teaching methods of breathing and meditation that Dingle had [...]

By |2019-12-10T19:27:53+00:00December 10th, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments

From Surviving to Thriving: Healing Trauma with Yoga

Beth Shaw photo by David Young-Wolff We don’t need to look far to see that as a society we are suffering—just look at increasing rates of mass shootings, homelessness, addiction, and suicide. For many, trauma is part of the root cause of this suffering and we have learned that untreated trauma has lasting [...]

By |2019-11-07T08:05:50+00:00November 7th, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments

Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga Lessons Enter the 21st Century 

Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center in Mount Washington. Courtesy of Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles. An updated version of ancient Kriya Yoga teachings for the modern era The well-maintained grounds and panoramic view of the iconic downtown Los Angeles cityscape, like the “Mother Center” itself (as the place is known to devotees), photographs like a [...]

By |2019-08-02T22:26:13+00:00July 30th, 2019|Yoga|1 Comment

Keep the Care in Self-Care

Sarah Ezrin photographed by Emilie Bers How to develop a healthy relationship with our self-care practices Hi, my name is Sarah…and I am an addict. What kind of addict, you may ask? You name it. Honestly, I am no longer sure I am simply addicted to one thing. When I consider addiction, it’s [...]

By |2019-07-29T19:59:07+00:00July 27th, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments