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 […]

Eyes Open

Eyes Open

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Jan 2, 2015

This practice of yoga has opened my eyes. It’s been a prying open. Raw. Like you might see in a horror movie: a victim’s eyes forced wide to watch some terrible scene on a flickering television screen. Except what I’ve seen since my eyes have been forced open is not terrible at all. It’s been scary […]

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 […]

Sharath in NYC

Sharath in NYC

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Sep 25, 2014

Overjoyed to take a huge group of Land Yoga students to one of Sharath’s classes here in NYC!

“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 […]