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About Yoga Series: Understanding the Yamas

Sunday, November 18, 2007

As mentioned last month, the first limb of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is Yama. The yamas are moral and ethical principles which transcend time, place, race, gender, and social position. They are:

* Ahimsa (non-violence)
* Satya (truthfulness)
* Asteya (non-stealing)
* Brahmacharya (continence)
* Aparigraha (non-coveting)

In this chapter we'll look at each part of the Yamas, discuss basic concepts of the individual principles, and provide suggestions for integrating this part of your yoga practice into your daily life. 
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OM Namah Shivaya

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

While in LA, Shiva played this song I had not heard before and I was just struck with a wave of exhilaration and internal ecstasy that was both uplifting and calming simultaneously. I didn't know what the name of the song was and I didn't have a chance to inquire. Then when we arrived home, a package had been sent to us with two CDs enclosed. I pulled them out and read the note from the marketing dude and thought, great more CDs that probably won't be music we can use or even like. 
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LA with Shiva Rea : Good Times

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It has been almost three weeks since Daphne and I came out to LA to assist our teacher Shiva, and an amazing time it has been. We were pleasantly surprised to run into some old friends we were not expecting to see and have made many new ones. Several paths finally crossed with fellow assistants we have been trying to meet for the last six odd years and we still don't know how that happened. 
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Shape Magazine with LeAnn Rimes

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Well the Shape Magazine issue with LeAnn Rimes is out and I am extremely happy with the outcome of the photo shoot. I am also pleasently suprised and happy with being included in the spread. I was not necessarily expecting to be in the spread but just the Contributor's section (don't miss it). You can see a quick layout of the shot on our site under the press section, but you'll need to get a copy to see the details. 
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Lessons in Letting Go

Monday, July 09, 2007

Lately, I find myself facing a very familiar lesson again and again - letting go. I say it in nearly every yoga class, but the process of learning and integrating something into your being doesn't happen until you experience it. Learning to let go is important to clear space for what is next. It's a very natural evolution. If you can tune into the flow of your life, you will find opportunities to create, to nurture, to savor, to inspire, to celebrate and to let go. There is a tendency to hold on for many reasons, but holding on only interrupts and stagnates the flow. What is hard to remember is the new creation or incarnation that is waiting around the corner. 
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