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Yoga As Alchemy

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.

Enjoy~

http://www.askteal.com/videos/what-is-alchemy-the-philosophy-and-practice-of-liberating-a-physical-substance-s-fixed-properties

 

 

Don’t Be A “Yoga Sheep”

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 […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:32+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Subtle Perceptions and Back Bending Poses

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 […]

Go Supernova!

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.

http://davidspero.org/videos

  1. Sat-Chit-Ananda | David Spero 

    Go Super Nova and Be Blissful!

Truth Beyond Form

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~

 

 

By | 2014-02-28T09:44:51+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation|0 Comments

Tame The Ego!

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 […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:33+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Holiday Peace, Not Stress

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 […]

By | 2013-11-22T00:37:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Wake Up! Ida, Pingala & Sushumna Energy Channels- One Day Retreat

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 […]

Let Go and Let God

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 […]

Still The Thought Waves Of The Mind And Ride The Wave of Bliss

According to Patanjali’s definition in the very first sutra, yoga is the cessation of the activities of the mind. The vrittis are any sequence of thought, ideas, mental imaging, or act performed by the mind, intellect or ego… pretty much any state of mind whatsoever.  The essential point for understanding yoga is that all forms or activities of the mind are products of matter and completely distinct from the soul or true Self, pure awareness or consciousness. The mind is merely a physical substance that selects, organizes, analyzes and molds itself into the physical forms of the sense data given to it.  In and of itself it is not aware of them. Sense impressions or thoughts are imprints in that mental substance, just as a clay pot is an item made from the substance clay, or waves are movements of the sea.

The mind can be compared to the software and […]

By | 2013-08-29T22:44:08+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments
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