Category Archives: Yoga

Pranayama is the Hub of Yoga

This amazing embodiment! This chariot that carries us through life! The body, the breath, the brain. How intimately connected, one cannot effect any part without impacting the whole. Pranayama Course at IYILA, 3 weeks beginning in November. Tuesdays and Thursdays … Continue reading

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Facets of brilliant teaching, the Iyengar family

Yoga is a deeply personal experience. Guruji went to the depths of his practice to extract the essence of what it is to be human. He used his body to discover the step ladder that can take us from suffering … Continue reading

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Light on Yoga, Practice Sequences from the Back of the Book

Saturday, May 26, 11:30 – 1:30 at IYILA Practice together a dynamic and challenging sequence. Published when B.K.S. Iyengar was in his 40s, the sequences in the back of Light on Yoga show how he practiced earlier in life. The … Continue reading

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Light on Life: Discourse at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in honor of the B.K.S. Centennial

Fours Sessions of Inspiration on Life and Using the Process of Yoga to Live Fully: Apr. 7 – May 5 at IYILA. In this riveting and insightful book Shree B.K.S. Iyengar explains fundamental principals of Yoga in an accessible way … Continue reading

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Pranayama Intensive at IYILA in March

Update: Visit my podcast page to listen to this intensive via iTunes download the podcast feed, or download the individual mp3 files. What is the ultimate aim of Yoga? What is your ultimate aim in practicing yoga? There are many answers … Continue reading

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Ādhyātmik preparations. “Flush out the mundane practice so that you can evolve.”

III.15: Krama anyatvam parinama anyatve hetuh. Successive sequential changes cause the distinctive changes in the consciousness. –Light on Yoga Sutras (LOYS) In this session we applied and observed how the succession (krama) and sequence (krama) from different asanas transformed (parinama) … Continue reading

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The elixir of life, Pranayama

Day 3, Dec. 19, 2017, PM session. Pune, India After an exhaustive and exhilarating exploration of how the shoulder blades can support the lungs, chest and neck, we were ripe for pranayama. The afternoon session began with an introduction to … Continue reading

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The razor’s edge

Day 3, Dec. 19, 2017, AM session, Pune, India. “We do not merely breathe to live, we breathe to become. Moment to moment there is a constant becoming taking place in us, either positive or negative. Change is a constant … Continue reading

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Prashant’s yoga or classical yoga

Day 2, Dec. 18, 2017, AM session 2, Pune, India. Prashant began the morning session with a talk about spiritual identity, Ishvara and the Sutras. I will address this material at a later time. Asking if we needed clarification, his … Continue reading

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We have a universe within, and just the world without

Day 2, Dec. 18, 2017, AM session, Pune, India. “We have a universe within, and just the world without.” The elegance with which Prashant leads you into the invocation is an entire lesson itself. “Exhale to flush out the worldliness, exhale … Continue reading

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