FALL YOGA: New Moon – time to make your plans!

BLACK MOON, second new moon in a month, will come on August 31, 2019. It will be a great time to plan ahead. Not only it will give us a chance to evaluate the events from the past month, it’s also great time start to think ahead for August and Fall. Whether you want to … Continue reading FALL YOGA: New Moon – time to make your plans!

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The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul

Learning how to care about your soul muscle.

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I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip flexors. I’d breathe and imagine tension flowing out of constricted muscles to be released as energy into the torso.

It worked, I’d feel my body soften yet somehow grow stronger.

Reading Liz Koch I instantly realized what I was doing – by learning to relax my psoas I was literally energizing my deepest core by reconnecting with the powerful energy of the earth. According to Koch, the psoas is far more than a core stabilizing muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire…

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Yoga: Witnessing 5 Koshas in yoga practice.

What are 5 Koshas around a human body? I keep asking this question in my yoga classes, to set a class focus for “witnessing your subtle body in Yoga”. Many people can easy relate to the term “aura”, or an energy field around a human body. During our yoga work, we touch each of them, … Continue reading Yoga: Witnessing 5 Koshas in yoga practice.

YOGA: “Chanting as nobody is listening!

Mindfulness yoga for Spring, 2019 was devoted to Chants and Mudra teaching at Greendglade Community Center. Spring brought us life awaking and using sublime energy of mantra sounded like a good theme for my series. "Chanting is a pleasure that transcends the senses; it takes us beyond the bounds of time and space Thus it … Continue reading YOGA: “Chanting as nobody is listening!

YOGA: How I became a Mindfulness Teacher.

My mindfulness teaching came to me in my dream, and it scared me a lot. I did not like what I saw: plenty of young professional men “white collar”– highly intelligent, success driven with high ambitions but low EI (emotional intelligence) were sitting in a university auditorium waiting for my presentation.  This lucid dream came … Continue reading YOGA: How I became a Mindfulness Teacher.