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Cosmic Chakras Part 2: Insights From The Planets

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Global Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training

Cosmic Chakras Part 2: Insights From The Planets

A framework to understand our energetic body In our last post, we discussed the sensitivity cultivated through continuous Ashtanga practice. Overtime, yoga practice increases our awareness, helping us become more and more attuned to both external and internal stimuli. As this evolves, it’s useful to have frameworks within which to study our experiences. Not only do these frameworks give us a guide for making use of the new information self-awareness provides, but they also...

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Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga Teacher Training

Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

For Ashtanga yoga practitioners, the new and full moons are frequently a cause for celebration. Abstaining from yoga practice on these astrologically significant days, many Ashtanga practitioners relish a much-needed break. As time goes on, however, the anticipation of these days goes beyond the enjoyment of a rare morning spent sleeping in. Simultaneously honoring the moon’s rhythms and purifying the body through yoga, we become increasingly sensitive to the affects of...

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Chakras and Yoga, Part 2: Anahata, Vishuddi, Ajna and Sahasrara

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Chakras and Yoga, Part 2: Anahata, Vishuddi, Ajna and Sahasrara

The chakras, as we’ve discovered, offer us a fascinating framework for exploring our intersecting physical, emotional, and energetic lives. Nothing exists in isolation, and finding the parallels between our blockages is a useful way to guide us towards finding balance in all aspects of our lives. The first three chakras, which we explored in the last entry, offer valuable insight into our personal wellbeing and the various aspects of our sense of self. The next four, at...

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The Nuanced Vinyasas of Prasarita Padottanasana

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Asanas, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

The Nuanced Vinyasas of Prasarita Padottanasana

Finding the Joy in Prasarita Padottanasana Situated in the Ashtanga Yoga standing series, nestled after the Surya Namaskara and the first foundational postures of the Ashtanga Yoga series, the four postures of the Prasarita Padottanasana sequence have a very simple message: “Good morning!” Every daily Ashtanga yoga practitioner is familiar with the hard practice days. The days where morning seems to come especially early, the body and the brain don’t seem to be...

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Yoga Teacher Training in Big Corn Island: Top 5 Reasons

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Global Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training in Big Corn Island: Top 5 Reasons

When you make your way, all the way, to an ashtanga yoga teacher training in Nicaragua you want it to be extraordinary. We had been looking for a great place to host our trainings apart from Ostional for a long time. We had tried several places when Ildi, the owner of the center on the island, contacted us and asked if we were interested in doing a yoga teacher training in Big Corn Island.  It just felt right from the first moment and after that it just kept getting...

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