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Saluting the Sun: The Importance of Surya Namaskara

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Asanas

Saluting the Sun: The Importance of Surya Namaskara

Ekam Inhale Arms rise, hands forming a prayer, eyes focused upon saluting palms. Dve Exhale. The prayer is offered forward, the body surrendering to bow down into a surrendering forward fold. And so it continues, this oscillating flow of openings and offerings, salutations and prostrations that form the morning ritual of Ashtanga practitioners throughout the world. A series of breath-linked movements, the Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutations, is the physical invocation that...

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The 4 Pillars of Sharing The Love For Ashtanga Yoga

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training

The 4 Pillars of Sharing The Love For Ashtanga Yoga

Passing on the Ashtanga Yoga Practice: Teaching From A Positive Space If you’re looking at this website, chances are good that you have an interest in teaching yoga. Somewhere along the line, you’ve experienced some aspect of the joy a yoga practice can bring into your life, and now you’re inspired to share it with others. We love that. Our Ashtanga yoga teacher trainings in Nicaragua are carefully crafted to give you the tools you need to follow your sharing impulse....

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One Breath At A Time: The Practice of Vinyasa

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga

One Breath At A Time: The Practice of Vinyasa

“O yogi, do not do asana without vinyasa.” Central to the physical practice of Ashtanga yoga, these words of the sage Vamana are core to the teachings of this dynamic practice. Vinyasa, for the Ashtanga yoga practitioner, is seen as an integral part of the physical practice, as vital as asana itself. But what exactly is vinyasa? And why is it treated with such vehement importance? The definition of vinyasa Like many words in Sanskrit, vinyasa is a term with more than one...

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A Life in Yoga: Karma Yoga and the Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Seva Projects

A Life in Yoga: Karma Yoga and the Ashtanga Yoga Practice

The Inevitability of Action Welcome to the karma-cycle. In Indian philosophy, karma means both action and the results of action, dictating the seemingly endless cause-and-effect cycle of reincarnation that the yogi strives to escape. Arriving on the planet in human birth, and deciding that it’s time to exit the cycle, one might think to simply abstain. Choose inaction, refuse to play the game, and break free. Right? Wrong. Unfortunately for the aspiring yoga practitioner,...

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Seva Yoga in Nicaragua: Seeking God in Service

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Seva Projects, Yoga in Nicaragua

Seva Yoga in Nicaragua: Seeking God in Service

“Service is the first step along the spiritual path.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba Through yoga, we seek God. God within, and God without, in any form, with any name. Yogic philosophy doesn’t care what face you give to God, which religious texts you find it in, or whether you believe in a personified God at all. It asks only this: that the practitioner recognize that there is a creative, sustaining force in the universe bigger than our small selves, and that it is...

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