Join us for the Fire Up With Mars Full Day Yoga Retreat at Lake Center Yoga on Sunday, April 13th from 9:30am-4:30pm.
This retreat will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore, cultivate and apply the awesome energy of Mars into our Yoga practice and into our lives! The full day retreat gives us the extra time needed to go deeper into not only the intellectual understanding which is important, but also a longer time to settle into a deeper experience.
Mars is the fire in us. It is our will to follow what we believe. It is that part of us that can get the job done. It is that part of us that can follow our instincts. Mars gives us courage, drive, initiative, good logic and the ability to engineer and build things. A good Mars makes you a good leader. If it is agitated one might not have full […]
To compliment this past week’s Yoga Sutra 1.35 on the topic of subtle perceptions leading us to Self Realization, here is a 13 minute enlightening video talk by extrasensory luminary Teal Scott on the topic of Alchemy.
Yoga is known as a form of Alchemy, the conscious, intentional process of transmutation, purification and perfection of our limited self into unlimited Being, becoming a walking embodiment of the soul, rather than a muted reflection of it.
Alchemy as Yoga is a process of turning the smaller self into a higher form of itself. In Yoga as in Alchemy in general there can be no external alchemy without there first being internal alchemy.
Don’t be a “yoga sheep” following the herded masses of so called yoga practitioners who stay stuck in the 3rd Limb of Yoga, Asana or yoga poses. Don’t forget the subtle perception of the Eighth Limb of Yoga- Self Realization and the practices to invoke that! That is the big bottom of the yoga iceberg and most of real yoga. The other 7 Limbs of Yoga are practices to prepare us for this pinnacle of human life experience, Self-Realization.
The most familiar Limbs of Yoga the masses of “yoga sheep” do are the 3rd Limb, yoga poses or Asanas and maybe, maybe a little of the 4th Limb, Pranayama or breathing practices. In doing so they stay in the ignorance, density, competition and frustration of the body/mind vehicle and never progress to find the subtle perceptions leading to blissful Self-Realization of the True Self beyond the body/mind ego. In fact the […]
Join us this week in classes at Lake Center Yoga and open up to subtle perceptions within your own Being via Back Bending Poses & Yoga Sutra 1.35.
Most of us come to Yoga seeking sanctuary. We realize how important it is to briefly step away from the demands of life and relax into a spacious quality of mind that allows us to be with ourselves as we are, without judgment. Insulated from the racket of demands and from the need to rush, we become quiet enough to hear the stirrings of our hearts. In this act of opening to subtle perceptions within, we replenish our energy and inspiration.
Connecting with the Truth of our selves, our hearts, our muscles, and our level of energy in any given moment is the height of subtle perception which takes us to exalted states of Being. With this experience we can have a steady union […]
Here is a wonderful two minute yogic video talk by cool self-realized guy David Spero on the nature of the universe, Being, Consciousness and Bliss (Satchidananda), and the Eighth Limb of Yoga, Samadhi.
- Go Super Nova and Be Blissful!
Experience the Truth beyond form at 7:15pm Friday Night Meditation Classes at Lake Center Yoga in the environment created for the Truth to reveal itself~
Stabilize the mind to tame the ego with a particular practice of breath control highlighted in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.34 combined with Hip Openers and Twisting Poses this week in classes at Lake Center Yoga.
As a result of this breathing technique, the body becomes light and the mind steady. If the breath is subdued, the mind also becomes so because the two are intimately connected. This technique produces steadiness of the mind and one-pointed concentration. During the exhalation and retention of breath the nerves of the body relax. After prolonged practice the ego disentangles itself from the body and a happy feeling of lightness spreads as the feeling of True Self in the core of the heart.
This sort of Pranayama can be practiced constantly and is very suitable for attaining purification, firmness of body and mind,and tranquility. It is a perfect complement to our Hip Opener and Twisting asana practice […]
Here we are entering the beautiful season of focusing on love, gratitude and divine Spirit…. all of which are beyond the material. But the material “jumps out at us from everywhere in America” as a visiting LCY student from Israel said this week.
The pressures of the material during the holiday season can lead to anxiety, tension, and insomnia. In studies at Yale, these disorders were shown to be exacerbated due to the failure to produce adequate levels of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system called GABA (gamma amniobutyric acid). Also, addicts addicted to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, caffeine, food, gambling and EVEN SHOPPING all have one thing in common: not enough GABA.
As you can see, GABA is very important! People who regularly meditate have considerable increased levels of GABA.
Join us for Friday Night Meditation Class from 7:15-8:45pm to release the inner nectar of love, gratitude and divine Spirit […]
Within us are planes of existence, areas of consciousness, which are in absolute darkness. How are you going to penetrate and illuminate them? It’s useless to talk about the different stages of consciousness. You must be able to experience them, like you experience the state of dreams or sleep.
When the pranic energy is aroused and awakened through the yogic practices, it is circulated to these dark areas of consciousness. Kind of like when you do a yoga pose and you feel all the awakened energy go to the side you did the pose on and the other side is so dull and almost lifeless in comparison. It’s the same with consciousness. Once the energy is circulated to the dark areas of consciousness the inner city is illuminated and you are reborn into a new dimension of existence!
Hatha yoga is practiced in order to initiate a process in this physical body […]
Crown Chakra Yoga and Meditation Retreat With Sri Ekan
Sunday, September 15th- 9:30am-4:30pm
In Sanskrit,the Crown Chakra is called Sahasrara,or thousand petaled lotus. Like a king or queen whose crown signifies order in the kingdom, the Crown Chakra represents the ruling principle of life- the place where the underlying order and meaning of all things is perceived. It is the pervading consciousness that thinks, reasons, and gives form and focus to our activities. It is the true essence of Being as the awareness that dwells within. In the unconscious, it is the wisdom of the body. In the conscious mind, it is the intellect and our belief systems. In the superconscious, it is awareness of the Divine.
Come explore and experience the infinitely profound seat of cosmic consciousness known as the 7th Chakra or Crown Chakra. This Chakra connects us to divine intelligence and the source of all manifestation and spiritual illumination. It […]