So here we are, living in our own disaster movie. Continue reading Yoga Living in a Disaster Movie
If you come to my classes chances are you’ve heard me lovingly and consistently refer to homeboy Patanjali, and if not here’s the short of it: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the “foundation of modern Yoga” important to note modern yoga. The Yoga Sutras explain and simplify a combination of many many older Yogic texts, broken … Continue reading Sutras and Spring, by Willow Ratz
In the love month of February where there’s lots of heart balloons and chocolates floating around and we traditionally celebrate romantic love with a partner. This month can also be an opportunity to master the art of self- love. The practice of self- love can go hand in hand with the niyama of svadhyaya, which … Continue reading Self- Love Through Yoga at Shree
Yin is the stable, unmoving hidden aspects of things, connective tissues & stillness; (Yang is the moving, changing, revealing aspects of things(muscles & movement). For Yin purposes, connective tissues are the ligaments and fascia, and the word “muscle” refers muscles and their tendons in a Yang practice. In Yin, we are on the edge of … Continue reading What is Yin Yoga? A Quiet Practice. A Meditative Practice.
As the weather changes and we feel the impending chill of winter, there are many steps we can take to ground in the season of autumn. If we look to nature as an example the trees are getting rid of what doesn’t serve them and preparing to go inward to survive the winter. In Ayurveda … Continue reading Autumn Yoga, by Alice Zorthian
Sometimes it seems like there are people who can accept change better than others. What is their secret? Continue reading Yoga and Change
This summer as steady rains fell in the desert that steeped the sunbaked earth in moisture, I too softened and surrendered. I’ve experienced a renovation in my delight for the simple vessels of practice. I deeply enjoy a roll-around stretchy time in the soft grass and have rekindled respect for slow steady walks. It has … Continue reading A Little More Peaceful
August, which is our hottest month of the year, brings the fire of the sun to our everyday lives. No matter how hard we try, we can’t help but notice the heat of the sun with whatever we do. As a representation of fire and heat in Hindu mythology, there is the tale of Hanuman. … Continue reading The Fire Month of August
Seva should walk hand in hand with sadhana (spiritual practices). If one is absent, you will not gain anything from the other. From sadhana you get the strength to do seva, and from seva you get depth in sadhana. -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar- Seva, which translates as “selfless service” in sanskrit, is the practice where … Continue reading Seva
What’s stopping you from becoming your most whole, integrated, and amazing self? What’s stopping you from making the world a better place by getting out of your ego’s way and doing things that benefit you, your community, and the planet entire? These are big questions, profound questions, and the kind of exploration that I personally … Continue reading What’s Stopping You?