Showing posts from May, 2012

Calligraphy for the Brain

For many, practicing yoga is much easier than the practice of meditation. With yoga, you're focused on breathing and feeling the body navigate from pose to pose. Those two components are just about enough to get the "back seat driver" (your mind) to quiet down a bit. Get to Savasana and one of two things can happen. You're in the zone of surrender and keep the inner chatter down to a minimum or the voice slowly starts its relentless expression. Sound familiar? You're not alone.

For many, the concept of meditation sounds great; however, when it gets time to make the effort to do it...well, that's another story. First issue is to determine how to actually do it. Google "meditation" and a long list of choices to consider trying pop up. There are guided meditations, chanting meditations, breathing meditations, walking meditations...and so on. Studies have shown how meditation can alter the brain frequencies; thus, put you in a different state of mind. T…

Dare to Dream

Take a click to see article written for Yogamint. Just know the words of T.K.V. Desikachar are very true: "in stages, the impossible becomes possible." Think something is impossible? Dream again.

Practice Expands Horizons

Yoga has officially hit the mainstream in a big way. New styles of yoga practice appear to pop up when you simply Google the word yoga. It would be easy to be distracted from the true purpose of it. It is fun, challenging and wise to experience new ways; however, do not forget the heart and home of your practice…YOU. To assume one way to practice is better than another is a mistake. Only you know what is best for you. It goes beyond fitness, strength, and knowing how to breathe. If you have ever put together a puzzle of a thousand little pieces, you can envision how the practice of yoga works. As you do more, you see more.
Ponder Einstein’s quote: “All religions are branches of the same Tree.” The same applies to yoga. It’s personal and speaks to your heart. Therefore, all practices of yoga are branches of the same Tree. What appeals to you may do nothing for another. Practice with awareness of your physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Ganga White, author of Yoga Beyond Belief, rem…