The Power to Create Reality

#LikeAGirlAt the right is the Asatoma Prayer that we chant at the beginning of every session of Amrit Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra and any other Yoga class I teach.

Why do I insist on chanting these mantra at the beginning of my classes?  Chanting makes so many people so very, very uncomfortable; so, why do I do it and why do I require students to chant along?

This chant teaches something so very powerful:  You are the source of everything you experience.


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Pet Peeves

 
Something is not right here.

Have you ever noticed that we, correctly, name our peeves “pets?”  We nurture and feed them.  We love them.

The reality is, these pets of ours are just another set of buttons for people to push but these, these we aggrandize.  These buttons we wear with honor and pride.

There is, however, a sinister nature to these pets of ours.  They encourage us to use them to make ourselves right and others wrong and so divide us from those around us.

We can either feed the raging little beasties, remaining indentured to these pets, or we can free ourselves from them and live with much more ease.


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Perfected Imperfection

Posture Pics I am still writing the student manuals for Wasatch School of Yoga, an important part of those manuals is a detail of each of the postures used in the Level I sequence.  I recorded myself and took stills from the recording to use in illustrating the postures.  I immediately saw all the places where my body doesn’t move like it once did and bulges where there used to be none.


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Getting an Early Start!

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I mentioned last week that Wasatch School of Yoga would soon be offering courses in Yoga.  When the idea for this school first entered my mind, I planned to wait until Fall to begin teaching but stories that some of my current students have shared over the last week have changed my mind.  I cannot keep what I know, what I have experienced, what I can teach to myself any longer.  For this reason I am happy to announce that Wasatch School of Yoga is ready to start scheduling courses, now!


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Partings

graveThe Grave, for so many there is such an ominous nature to those two words.  I remember writing a poem in high school about the horrid black beast—a hearse—that devoured those I loved.  I carried so much pain and anguish over the deaths of my grandfathers for so long.  Because of that trapped pain, frozen Prana, I stopped seeking out new friends.  If they came into my life, that was fine but I didn’t want to face new pain from friends leaving me for whatever reason.  It was simply safer to not love than to face more grief.


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Back to School

Utah is full of Yoga studios.  Google Maps shows 61 Yoga studios between Bountiful and Provo.  Yoga is definitely popular in the Beehive State!  In any one of these studios, you’ll be able to walk in and get some kind of Yoga based workout.  You’ll soon be enjoying the attendant benefits of a Yoga practice as well:  Improved strength, stamina and flexibility along with shedding some of the stress that plagues you.  You might find that you really like your teacher and can follow them to the different studios where they teach.  Ashtanga, Bikram, Core, Groove, Hatha, Hot, Integral, Iron, Kundalini, Power, Vinyasa, Yin, you will find them all and more!  You’ve practiced hours and hours of Yoga and what have you learned?

Teaching in a studio setting focuses on leading postures and leaves no real time to teach Yoga.  For this reason, I am happy to announce the creation of the Wasatch School of Yoga.  The purpose of this school is not to have 62 Yoga studios in the area nor is it to draw students away from the area’s 61 studios.  Rather, the school exists to teach you Yoga, to give you tools that you can take back to your favorite studio or home and greatly enhance your own practice.

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Wasatch School of Yoga
provides a novel approach to teaching Yoga.  We offer courses of Yoga study, not daily Yoga classes.  You will dive into the depths of Yoga and discover that you already know how to swim.  Courses will include Yoga practices along with student materials, recordings and other study materials to give you a complete Yoga experience.

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frozenFaceOn the 17th I wrote about stuck Prana in response to a student question.  In that post I wrote mainly about the stuff that gets stuck daily:  Stifled emotions, sore muscles from poor posture, the little bothers of the day that slowly add up to stress headaches or insomnia.  These are easy to address with massage, good sleep, bubble baths or some form of meditation.


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