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April 5, 2019

A mystery school is a school that is based on ancient teachings of love, service and compassion. These teachings help one find their true path on earth through time tested teachings. The schools teach embodiment of the human spirt which has been lost to us. The teachings are about practical awakening and tools to help us connect to our authentic self on the deepest level. I have only just started to scratch the surface of these teachings but if this calls to you then join me in a 3 session course with Mystery school teacher Alani Galbraith.

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April 4, 2019

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga is a modern style of yoga that originates from our poor posture and blocked energy and trauma in the bodies tissues. This style of yoga was never needed in the Eastern parts of the world as they have always had connections to the body, mind and spirit but in the west we have separated each part. Body is separate from  mind ect. The need to get the connections back has enabled this new style of yoga. When we seperate each part of ourself we create blocks of energy in our body. These blocks end up deep in our connective tissues. In order to release these deep blocks we have to be able to reach these dense compact tissues. The way Yin Yoga achieves this is by holding certain poses that work with the meridian lines of our body (lines of energy).

3 Principles to Yin Yoga:

  1. Find an appropriate depth in the posture; This means learning to listen to your body and know that if you feel it deeply right away learn to back off and ease into your posture. For the first minute of your pose explore where your edge is. Then find the space and energy in which you need to work with today.
  2. Find Stillness in the posture; This is the meditative part of Yin Yoga. Again in the west we have separated the mind so it runs wild. Yin Yoga give a chance to learn how to still our mind by focusing our attention in our body. Stillness in the body and stillness in the mind.
  3. Hold the posture for a length of time; In order to reach these deep dense tissue we need to hold the muscles in stillness for 3 min and up. This lets the muscles know that they can stop contracting.


April 3, 2019

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is Hatha yoga. When a class is marketed as Hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You probably won’t work up a sweat in a hatha yoga class, but you should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.

 

Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance.

What happens in a Hatha Yoga class is broken down into how the energy is moved throughout the body in the form of postures, breath and meditation.

  1. Standing Postures
  2. Seated Postures
  3. Core work
  4. Balance work
  5. Twists
  6. Inversions
  7. Back Bends
  8. Shavasana
  9. Pranayama: Breath Work


April 2, 2019

How can we cultivate a stronger connection to our heart? How can we move with love and only love. Our life journey on earth is to learn how to connect with the heart. This dimension of living from the heart is hard to see and feel as we have been guided to live by our mind. When we begin to tap more into our heart we can begin to do all things with love.



April 1, 2019

This month we take a deep dive into hope. Our hope and faith is what keeps our head above the water. This optimistic state of being adds light into our mind. Creates situations instead of problems and opens us up to opportunities we may have not noticed. For us hope is for a new earth. A new earth of conscious souls working together to add to this planet not take away. A new earth of supporting each other through healing instead of separating in our healing. What are you hopeful for?



March 29, 2019

Once you have found yourself seeking a question that is often asked of ourself is where do we go next? Once we have cultivated the tools that help us become still and listen we can hear the answer to this questions.



March 28, 2019

This has been the question on my mind this month. What does it mean to be awake? For myself I look at how clear my mind is and how much I notice. The more I can connect to the present moment the more awake and clear I feel. The intention is to live this way. Whatever I do, be able to do it in that moment with out the past or the future.



March 27, 2019

Being touched and adjusted in a yoga class is a very personal preference. For those who like the attention touch from a healing guide can provide you with just the right energy to help you release what you are holding or help your body adjust so that the posture is more in alignment with your body. Touch is a powerful healing tool that when used with love can provide a deeper experience in your practice.



March 26, 2019

Working with a challenge can create resistance and movement into the false self the ego. Having others compete each other only works inside the ego and can create feelings of resentment anger as well as push people to perhaps do more than they can physically in terms of a yoga challenge. Our intention is to help create a practice and community that supports each other instead of against each other. A community that fosters spirit and collaboration instead of ego and separation. We feel 21 days is a perfect way to help develop a healthy practice of balance and nutrition. We want to offer motivation instead of challenge. We want our community to encourage each other instead of hope that they others do not show up.

In designing this 21 days of motivation we are looking for feedback and support. This is new to the western yoga world and would love your input.

In 21 days you will be supported with more classes on our schedule to make it easier to fit it yoga into your day. You will be supported with a weekly checklist from Wholesome Heart Nutrition to help you nourish your body. All you have to do is show up! Not only will you be rewarded with a stronger connection to your gut, body and spirit you will also be entered into a draw each time you make it to your mat. At the end of the 21 days names will be drawn for nutrition programs, gift cards and yoga passes.

Slowly when we begin to change the way we use words and labels we can begin to shift our mindset and begin to think in collaboration instead of separation.



March 25, 2019

When we begin to foster more awareness in our life we begin to look at how we use certain words and how certain words can create more egoic states of being. When we are in a ego state we are in separation, competition and divided. We are either in the past or the future. One of the words we are looking at changing right now is the word problem. When we feel we have a problem our mind goes into a state that something is wrong not right (past and present).  We can link a magnitude of thoughts and anxieties that come with problems. If we reframe our problem into a situation it creates a more current state of being. A situation is not good or bad it just is. From this present state of awareness we can begin to find a solution and take action.

What other words would you like to change in our vocabulary?