Monthly Archives: March 2015

Get Your Ahimsa On

This is Week 6 of our session and the last week before our two week Spring Break so come get your Ahimsa on!

Ahimsa, non-violence, is the first of the five restraints of the Yamas, the 1st Limb of Yoga.

Our practice will focus on Ahimsa in action and includes the application of patience, compassion and love. We’ll invite peace and stillness into our individual actions of body, mind and spirit via Yoga Sutra 2.35 as well as upper body alignment and strength to establish the heart in non-violence.

Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar translates this sutra as, “When non-violence in speech, thought and action is established, one’s aggressive nature is relinquished and others abandon hostility in one’s presense.”

Namaste & Have a Peaceful Day~

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:32+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

The Practice of Cultivating Awareness

When you quiet your mind, you can take your mental “temperature” and steady your energy, regardless of what thoughts arise. When you take an active role in observing your thoughts, rather than a passive one, you’ll notice a difference in the way you react to them and to the world around you. By becoming more aware of your energy, you are better able to stay balanced throughout your day, and less likely to overreact to situations. This is called “cultivating awareness” because it requires practice and attention.

Join us tonight for the practice of cultivating awareness at Friday Night Meditation Class from 7:15pm-8:45pm.

Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,

Nirgunavathi & Sri Ekan

By | 2015-03-06T07:57:30+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation|0 Comments

Line Up With The ONE

In Asana Classes this week at LCY we’ll access a deeper power within via the 2nd Limb of Yoga, The Niyamas in Yoga Sutra 2.32 along with asymmetrical poses to lead us back into symmetry of the One. In fun asymmetrical poses we’ll have one leg off the floor or one arm off the floor or one arm and one leg simultaneously off the floor to strengthen different musculature and make us more expanded in the full symmetrical pose and merge with the One.

The first limb of Yoga, The 5 Yamas are universal social practices. The second limb of Yoga, the 5 Niyamas, evolve from individual practices necessary to build up the yogis own character. Mastery of Yoga would be unrealizable without the observance of the ethical principles of the Yamas and Niyamas.

The Niyamas consist of:

1. Saucha- cleanliness of body and mind

2. Santosha- contentment

3. Tapasya- self discipline to let go […]

By | 2015-03-04T09:13:07+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments