Written May 20, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
During the workshop, we will stretch, compress, twist and uplift the abdomen. We will do this with breath and bodywork, asana, pranayama, kria, and bandha. Experientially we clarify which abdominal muscles do what, how the psoas and diaphragm relate, how many diaphragms you have, what the health of the belly has to do with the health of the spine, and also a Kula Yoga sequence merging bandha work with vinyasa flow (kudos to Schuyler Grant).
Post-workshop you are primed to dive deeper into an Ayurvedic Cleanse which is offered separately.
You will be finished with your Summer Renewal before THE SUMMER EQUINOX entering the fullness of summer with a grounded, centered and cleared internal space.
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Written April 23, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Within the yogic context, the breath is much more than the oxygen we breathe. The breath is the life force that enlivens our physical bodies and it is the power that awakens the latent abilities in our human incarnation.
The breath links our body to our mind. It unites our inner and outer environments and it connects us to the sacred source of inspiration.By allowing this divine source to penetrate our awareness and our body through the senses and through the mind, we are communing with creation. In every cycle of spontaneous breath we can find an oracle, if we wish, filled with the divine ... Read More
Written March 04, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Feet! They are always with us and for that reason, it is easy to take our feet for granted. Just by paying attention to your two heels, ten toes, and buoyant arches you can learn how they impact your capacity to stand and walk in the world on many levels.
If you look at the soles of your shoes you will see where you habitually bear the weight of your body. Conversely, if you look at your feet you can gather some interesting information about how your shoes are helping your developing bunions, plantar fasciitis, and hammertoes!
The feet are the foundation of your posture and with proper attention, you can do a lot about their overall health. So, ask yourself,…..”What would ... Read More
Written February 26, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Did you know that “Yoga” is not just asanas and pranayama, but is in fact, one of the six major philosophies of Ancient India?
Many of you reading this now probably have a deep and fulfilling Hatha Yoga practice or are teachers of Hatha Yoga. It is a wonderful thing you are doing, and I commend you on your efforts. What you may not be aware of, is that the asanas and pranayama that comprise Hatha Yoga are only a small (but significant) part of the totality that is the philosophy and practice known as Yoga.
I’d like to invite you now to join us ... Read More
Written February 19, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
One of the most essential and vital functions of our bodies is the action of breathing. An average adult takes at least 20,000 breaths a day.
Without breath, there is no life to animate our physical bodies and without the understanding of the relevancy of the breathing process, we cannot take the most advantage of this bodily function. Breathing properly optimizes our level of vitality and supports us with purification and transformation.
The yogis of the past understood the importance of the breath; they foresaw how the process of breathing links our inner and outer worlds; and they used ... Read More