Yoga is more than movement. Yoga is meditation. It’s withdrawal of the senses and extreme focus to achieve profound meditative experiences, and it’s connection with self and everything, and it’s breath and groundedness and journeying . . . So, yeah. Yoga is music. The sixth limb of yoga is Dharana, or extreme concentration and single-minded … Continue reading Music is Yoga, too
The first time I did yoga was on the island of St. Croix, in the Caribbean, where I had moved in hopes of finding myself. It was a picturesque day. Blue sky, warm sun, and salty breeze. The studio was at Kalima Center, an oasis in the brightly-colored “city” of Christiansted. I entered through the … Continue reading My First Yoga
Yoga Nidra is a very cool practice that progressively visits the 5 Koshas – or, layers of the Self - beginning with the body, then energy and breath, followed by thoughts and emotions, into our wisdom, all the way to joyfulness. As I said in yesterday’s post on the same topic, the practice of journeying in … Continue reading How to Yoga Nidra in 10 Easy Steps
“Still blissed out from yesterday,” she said. “It was amazing!” High praise from someone who experienced my – yes, my original – Yoga Nidra yesterday. The Yoga Nidra script that nearly defeated me. The Yoga Nidra script I spent ten hours researching, writing, and editing. From over an hour long down to twenty minutes, I … Continue reading After Writing Nidra
Writing a Yoga Nidra script has been extremely challenging. The internet is surprisingly unhelpful. I can listen to or buy recordings of Yoga Nidra to guide myself on a journey, or I can read aloud from one of the books . . . but if I want to write my own? I’m on my own. … Continue reading Writing Yoga Nidra
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