Have Yoga Mat, Will Travel

Have Yoga Mat, Will Travel

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Sep 23, 2018

**The original version of this post appeared on Land Yoga’s Blog in July, 2018. Summer is in full swing, and chances are if you haven’t already been on a boat, train, plane or in a car, you will be in the coming weeks. Vacations are a wonderful privilege; a great time to unwind from the […]

Parampara, Lineage and Non-Attachment in Practice

Parampara, Lineage and Non-Attachment in Practice

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Jul 24, 2016

Chai Talks Lecture Notes Thanks again to all the students who joined Lara, Michael and I for our first series of “Chai Talks” at Land Yoga! Parampara, Lineage and Non-Attachment in Practice Presented July 9, 2016 “First I want to give an overview of the lineage this yoga practice comes from, what that means and […]

Mysore Trip Five: Locked In

Mysore Trip Five: Locked In

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Nov 2, 2015

Two days ago I arrived in India for my fifth trip to study yoga at the KPJAYI in Mysore. So many things have changed since I made my first trip five seasons ago. I’m much more relaxed and strong now than I was then, so much more comfortable in the practice and in teaching, and […]

Mysore Trip Four: Yamas and Niyamas, Pillars of the Practice

Mysore Trip Four: Yamas and Niyamas, Pillars of the Practice

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Nov 14, 2014

Every morning I wake up, rub the sleep from my eyes, make a cup of coffee and try to practice Ashtanga Yoga. I start with a few hours of asana. I inhale and exhale, bending my body into different shapes and experiences, and hopefully removing some of the samskaras stuck between my joints. I try […]

Mysore Trip Four: Travel Update and Conference Notes

Mysore Trip Four: Travel Update and Conference Notes

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Oct 22, 2014

“A Beautiful Habit.” To get to Mysore from New York City takes roughly 30 hours. Between taxis and planes and layovers and delays I notice a sense of internal calm I haven’t felt before. This is my fourth trip. I’ve already done this three times. As my boyfriend says, it’s not a coincidence anymore… I’m […]

Serengeti Namaskar: Yoga on Safari in Tanzania

Serengeti Namaskar: Yoga on Safari in Tanzania

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Sep 1, 2014

We’ve been driving into the nothing for hours, it seems. Our caravan is made up of three Jeeps. Three amphibian Jeeps: vehicles that can be almost fully submerged in water and still run, I’ve learned. This can be particularly important on a safari, I’ve learned. My companions are sixteen Israelis, one of who is my […]

Post-India Daze

Post-India Daze

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Jan 26, 2014

It takes me roughy a month to decompress from life in India and settle back in to the peculiar comforts of western life. I love these post-India days. I remember my time in Mysore vividly through my jet lag. It was truly inspiring. As I grocery shop in Harlem at 6am because I can’t sleep, […]

“You can sail around and around on the ocean for years. But it’s only when you dive in that you know the beauty of the sea.” -R. Sharath Jois

“You can sail around and around on the ocean for years. But it’s only when you dive in that you know the beauty of the sea.” -R. Sharath Jois

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Dec 9, 2013

Conference Notes December 8, 2013 It seems like the whole shala has been sick at these past few weeks. Poor Sharath finally caught the bug and began conference apologizing and telling us he’d do his best to get through. His doubt was unfounded because he delivered an inspiring and poignant conference, as always! Sharath began […]

“Yoga is my breath and my heart.” –R. Sharath Jois

“Yoga is my breath and my heart.” –R. Sharath Jois

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Dec 3, 2013

Conference Notes December 1, 2013 Sharath began conference by quoting a passage from the Bhagavad Gita and noting that yoga is not new to us. It was old even when the Bagavad Gita was written! He said that when god created this universe, then yoga started. In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna talks about parampara. This means […]

Full

Full

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Nov 27, 2013

The full moon was November 17. In traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice, we take rest on the new and full moon. Many believe that because humans are made mostly of water, we too, are affected by the pull of the moon. The moon’s relative position to the earth creates energetic atmospheres, and the full moon’s energy […]

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