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Benefits of Handstands this Week!

Welcome To Week 4 Of Our Current 6 Week Session  We hope you all had a wonderful holy day week and we look forward to a rebirth of spirit in Yoga Classes!

Heres’s what’s happening this week at LCY:

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
Bring steadiness to your body and mind as you prepare for and practice inversions via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 4.15. Slow sun salutations will warm up and open your body followed by standing pose inversions and a series of forward folds sprinkled throughout. Handstands at the wall or in the middle of the room will put this practice into action!

Yoga Basics Classes
This week’s  Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the Arms to bring alignment, strength and protection to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck and upper back.  This allows us to be steady and balanced […]

By | 2017-04-17T16:56:21+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome To Week 3 Of Our Current 6 Week Session Starting 4/10/17

We begin the week with a gorgeous full moon to shower Spring blessings upon us!

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes

Come get “Hippified” under the full moon this week in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2, and Yoga 2 Classes where you will squat, lunge, lengthen and twist as you focus your attention on your hips and the muscle groups that support their mobility with a practice that will give your entire body a healthy challenge. That along with Yoga Sutra 4.14 will leave you feeling grounded and more mobile to move through life!

Yoga Basics Classes

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the legs to bring core strength to the belly and stabilize and protect the low back, hips, knees and ankles. These actions bring connection to the upper and lower parts of the body and bring integrity to the core. […]

By | 2017-04-16T12:49:51+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inversion Week this Week!

Greetings Great Yogis & Yoginis,

Welcome to Week 4 of our current session!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to all who donated their time and energy (more than we predicted, lol) to posing in many, many asanas for our film maker nephew Sean Benson. We will have new photos showing them in all their glory as representatives of Lake Center Yoga in all sorts of formats known and unknown at this moment 🙂

Please join us in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes this week for a full spectrum practice with a focus on Inversions. Inversions give great benefits to the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous and endocrine systems. Check out this fantastic link for some really wonderful information on the benefits of inversions!

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/everybody-upside-down/

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the alignment of the arms to reverse the effects of gravity (slouching) by engaging and strengthening the upper […]

By | 2017-01-23T19:23:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Compassion and Yoga – It’s Transformative Power

The Yoga Sutras are the basic tenets of yoga. Yoga Sutra 1.33 says practicing compassion (karuna) in the face of suffering quiets the mind – which is the basic purpose of yoga. Self-compassion is no exception.

What are Compassion and Self-Compassion?

Compassion is “shared feeling,” a level of deep empathy that inspires action to heal another’s sorrow or pain. Forgiveness may be the highest form of compassion. But the highest test of compassion may be “Can I practice self-compassion?”

Read the infographic below to learn about the amazing benefits of self-compassion:

The Scientific Benefitsof Self-Compassion infographic

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:30+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enter The Inner Kingdom

Through meditation,” teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, “we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles.” Experience guided Meditation at Friday Night Meditation Classes as breath by breath, you enter what Meditation Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls “The Pure Land of the Buddha, the Kingdom of God, in the here and the now. When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence Meditation Practice—allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now.

In our hectic modern world, many of us race from one to-do to the next, planning this and worrying about that. Thoughts and unconscious habits often consume us, numbing us to our true experience and to the suffering we create for ourselves and those around us. Meditation breaks this cycle brings us home to our bodies—and […]

Nurture Your Practice With Venus Energy- Full Day Retreat at Lake Center Yoga

Live life more skillfully by cultivating your Venus energy to make choices to evolve your Self at this full day yoga and meditation retreat at Lake Center Yoga on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

Venus is the planet of Love, Romance and Affection.  Venus is the planet of Art, Beauty and Appearance. Venus is the planet of Value, Price and Finance. Venus is the planet of Guidance and Teaching. Venus is the planet of Balance, Agreements and Compromise. Venus represents our Inner Desire to be Good manifesting as Love of God and devotional practices such as Bhakti Yoga.

After this day of well-rounded yogic practices you will leave with a full understanding and radiant glow of your Venus energy!

The Early Yogi Discount of $65 is available through next Wednesday, July 30th. Included in the retreat is a delicious Vegan Greek Feast of Cucumber “Feta” Salad, Spanikopita (spinach pie), Dolmas (stuffed grape […]

By | 2014-07-26T14:10:41+00:00 July 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Up With Mars Full Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat

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 […]

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

 

 

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 […]

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