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Posted by Karina on November 13, 2013 in Mindfulness
No, he’s not correcting my errant hip alignment in trikonasana.  Nor is he imploring me to take the plunge on a daring handstand sans wall.  But now that my firstborn son has amassed more days on earth than the total tally of his fingers and toes, this tiny teacher is underscoring how three lessons that I thought I had already “learned” from my yoga practice were really only ever “...
Posted by admin on November 13, 2013 in Inspiration
Cover photo by Doc Searls In the past two decades, information has gone through an incredible shift in accessibility and online presence through search engines such as Google, blogs and individualized representations such as Twitter and Instagram.  In this relevant and timely Speakeasy, technology investor Chris Sacca talks about the direction in which social technology is headed, the new...
Posted by admin on November 8, 2013 in Inspiration
Mantra: Om Shrim Maha Lakshmi Yei Namah  Summary: Lakshmi teaches us to embrace life with abundance: both material and spiritual. She is also the Goddess of Shri: that which gives you luminosity and enables to create beauty in every aspect of our life. Symbolism Lakshmi holds Lotuses in each hand because it represents purity or sattva. A Lotus blooms in mud or a dirty pond. She says your...
Posted by admin on November 7, 2013 in Yoga
Yoga can be done anywhere. Wow, what a concept. Although it may seem obvious, how many times do you actually stop to roll out your mat outside of the yoga studio? This summer I lived “life on the road” hoping from train to bus to car to airplane and while I was covering a lot of ground, my body was taking a toll. All that sitting! All those cramped spaces stuck between King Kong and The...
Posted by admin on November 6, 2013 in Community
WJ: What aspects of yoga / meditation / spirituality do you bring into your work? BH: Ultimately I strive to bring all aspects of yoga into my work but first and foremost my mission is to assist people in breaking through the physical restrictions and pain that prevent them from knowing themselves. I believe that through the process of purifying the physical body and balancing the nervous...
Posted by admin on November 5, 2013 in Yoga
In eighteen years of teaching yoga, I have only led one 200-hour training. It was co-taught with Steve Ross, one of the most dedicated yogis I know. However, those of you that have been to Maha Yoga in Brentwood are already laughing. It was a circus! And like all circuses, it was fun! Aside from that one training back in 2000, I am notorious for being resistant to leading teacher trainings...