Saturday, December 22, 2012

Yoga's for Anyone

"Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion." 

- Sri K. Pattabhi Jois


"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be..."

- Patanjali

Practice Yoga

"The practice of asanas and pranayama is learning to control the body and the senses so the Inner light may come forth. That light is the same for the whole world and it is possible for man to experience this light, his own Self through correct Yoga practice. This is the natural outcome of a good practice and one will gradually learn to control the mind because one eventually will come to experience the very support of it. But the mind is indeed very difficult to control, but everything is made possible with right practice. We must therefore first and foremost practice, practice, practice for any real understanding of Yoga to take place. Then eventually we will be able to break the fixed patterns of the mind and taste the greater underlying support of it all.”
- Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

The Greatest Gift!

Holiday Yoga Fun!

Shift It or Feel It, Either Way You Grow

Sometimes you need to shift your perspective by using an exercise that changes your mind because you are practicing a habit of thought that doesn't serve you.  And other times, you need to dive in and feel what's really bothering you.  i.e. - go to the source of your discomfort or pain (physically and/or emotionally) and feel it so you can then let it go or at least a piece of it.  - Shalan Hill

Here's a pic of our beautiful team in December 2012.

Ann Pauley, Shalan Hill, Christa McAllister, Kim Mann.

It's a joy to work together!