A “chance” to chant by Karine Thompson

Written January 22, 2019 by Yoga Mountain

 

As I look back on 2018 and forward to 2019, I do so with excitement and wonder.

How my life has been steadily transforming!  

This time last year I had a daily home yoga practice involving mainly sun salutations and meditation. It was a good practice, but something was missing…

Community! 

Also, those little tweaks in my back…was I doing things right or getting into bad habits?  I made some radical changes and advances in 2018, the most important thing for me was purchasing a yearly membership at Yoga Mountain Studio.

Now is a particularly poignant time for me, because I am embarking on some minor surgery that will keep me away ...

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BEGINNER’S MIND by Sarah Steen

Written January 03, 2019 by Yoga Mountain

There were over 200 yoga mats lined up in a grid.  The teacher stood on a stage at the front of the room and called out a pose in Sanskrit.  Having no idea what the pose was, I nervously looked around the room.  What do I do?  What was everyone else doing?

 

“Don’t be afraid to try new things.”  I think I have been hearing that my whole life.  Trying new things can be scary.  And exhilarating.  And mind-expanding.  And life-changing.  However, particularly as adults, there is a sense that we are “supposed to” know things.  After all, we have a lifetime of experience.  Starting from the beginning, asking questions, admitting ...

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Jai Ma!! Victory to the Feminine by Nubia Teixeira

Written November 26, 2018 by Yoga Mountain

She – the Devi – is Nature.

She – the Devi – is within and without us as a force called Prana Shakti.

She – the Devi – is showing us her strength, her wisdom and her power.

We – the devotees – are part of Her

We – the devotees – are the guardians of Her qualities, faculties and gifts.

We – the devotees – are given a fraction of Her life force, so we can shine upon this earth as Her emissaries.

You all know by now of my LOVE for the Bhakti Tradition and of my DEVOTION ...

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A Nourishing Half-Day Retreat on the Cusp of the Holidays By Jessica O’Connell

Written November 12, 2018 by Yoga Mountain

Imagine heading into the holiday season filled with gratitude and contentment, grounded, nourished, connected to your community and inspired to stay true to what matters most in your life.

Salute the Sol is here to help!

On Sunday, November 18, my partner Jessi Hunt and I will lead you on a dynamic and compelling journey to cultivate gratitude and Santosha (contentment) through yoga, meditation, introspective activities, meaningful group interactions and sustainable reflection.

In this nourishing half-day women’s retreat, you will experience the benefit of an energizing Vinyasa Yoga practice followed by the opportunity to learn practical and inspiring tools to extend that magic off the mat and ...

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WHY? Why is Lakshmi and Ganesha Worshiped Together on Diwali?

Written November 08, 2018 by Yoga Mountain

I am starting a “WHY?” blog series to help educate all of us on some of the practices and celebrations of India, Hinduism and the traditions of Yoga. As I delve deeper into things I find of interest to support my own practice and what I teach to my students, I find it is always helpful to share it with others.

I am launching the “WHY” series during this celebratory time of Diwali. On the day of Diwali, it is a custom to worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. It is well-known that Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury and prosperity (both material and spiritual) while Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the ‘Deva’ of intellect and wisdom. People worship ...

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