a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation
THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS FINISHED. THAT WILL BE THE BEGINNING.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE RETURNING TO A PLACE THAT REMAINS UNCHANGED TO FIND THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU YOURSELF HAVE ALTERED.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION is one of the best ways to begin, return to, or advance your yoga and breath practices. Working on specific goals, injuries, and needs, we create and ideal setting for addressing your personal discipline.
GROUP COMPANY CLASSES are a great way to improve morale, increase productivity, and reduce stress. Improve memory, focus, productivity, and decision-making skills and increase energy and decrease fatigue. All of this goes to lowering the costs of stress-related illnesses and absenteeism.
EVERY NOW AND THEN A PERSON’S MIND IS STRETCHED BY A NEW IDEA OR SENSATION AND NEVER SHRINKS BACK TO ITS FORMER DIMENSIONS.
PUBLIC YOGA CLASSES
WE SHOULD NOT JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR PEAK OF EXCELLENCE, BUT BY THE DISTANCE THEY HAVE TRAVELED FROM THE POINT WHERE THEY STARTED.
INSPIRATION FOUND IN ANCIENT STUDIES …
NURTURE YOUR MIND WITH GREAT THOUGHTS, FOR YOU WILL NEVER GO HIGHER THAN YOU THINK.
THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATAÑJALI is a collection of Sanskrit sutras or precepts. The Yoga Sutras was compiled between 500 BCE and 400 CE, in India by the sage Patanjali, who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions.
YOGA TRADITION holds the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali to be one of the foundational texts of classical Yoga philosophy.
The Yoga Sutras offers a strategy for discovering the state of wholeness that already exists in us, and for how we can begin to understand and let go of our suffering. This, Patañjali reminds us, is the true aim of yoga.
YOGA IS THE PROGRESSIVE SETTLING OF THE MIND INTO SILENCE.
WHEN THE MIND IS SETTLED, we are established in our own essential state, which is unbounded consciousness.
Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind…
ACCORDING TO PATANJALI’S YOGA SUTRA’S, there is an eight-fold path leading to liberation, known as the ‘Ashtanga Yoga System’ or ‘EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA’ (the word ‘ashta’ means ‘eight’ and ‘anga’ means ‘limb’).
…the purpose of yoga is liberation from suffering, caused by entanglement with the world, by means of discriminative discernment between Purusha, the witness-consciousness, and prakriti, the cognitive apparatus including the muddled mind and the kleshas. The eight limbs are “the means of achieving discriminative discernment,” the “uncoupling of puruṣa from all connection with prakṛti and all involvement with the citta.
To Patanjali, Yoga-practice “essentially consists of meditative practices culminating in attaining a state of consciousness free from all modes of active or discursive thought, and of eventually attaining a state where consciousness is unaware of any object external to itself, that is, is only aware of its own nature as consciousness unmixed with any other object.”