Teeth Brushing for The Soul: Cultivating Detachment Through Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Sometimes it is hard to let go of ambition and silence the inner critic in our daily yoga practice? How can we actually understand and learn detachment in our yoga practice? Looking at it from the action of brushing your teeth  might be helpful to tap into the feeling of non attachment on and off the mat. Let’s talk about oral hygiene. We all know brushing your teeth is important. Giving your chompers a good cleaning is probably a regular part of your daily...

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Yoga Off The Mat in Nicaragua: Ostional School SEVA Project

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Karma yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Nico Brennan’s path to Nicaragua feels almost fated Nico, who is currently on a year sabbatical from her teaching position, rented out her apartment for November with plans to spend the month with a cousin in New York. When her cousin cancelled, however, Nico suddenly found herself needing to be out of her apartment, with no plans as to where to go instead. “I’d already in my mind committed to three things this year,” she says. “One of them was committing to the...

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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

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

“Service is the first step along the spiritual path.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba [flagallery gid=14 skin=nivo_slider_js] 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...

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