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How Flexible Are You?

Stiffness is an epidemic. Yoga is the solution. One of the definitions of yoga that is found in the Amarakosha, an ancient Sanskrit lexicon, is upaya. Upaya means, ‘a tool.’ A tool is an instrument that allows one to obtain a goal. A hammer is a tool because it allows someone to drive a nail into a piece of wood. A scissor is a tool because is allows someone to split paper or fabric. In a similar way,  yoga is a tool to make…

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Above and Beyond: Yoga, Health and Healing (2018)

Puerto Morelos, Mexico March 4th – March 10th, 2018 Join Shoshana Treichel and Josh Blatter for an opportunity to create health, happiness and healing through the practice of yoga and meditation as expounded by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya. We could not be more excited to bring together our combined decades of experience with you in this one week escape into the serenity of the Casa Om. We have crafted and polished a program of daily yoga, meditation, conversation and…

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The proof is not in the pill

Yoga is an Eastern Modality Yoga is an Eastern modality; just like traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, reiki, etc. Unlike the others, Yoga is rooted in the Indian tradition. Yoga has survived for thousands of years, almost untouched, despite its migration to the West. As more and more people find benefit in the use of Yoga, a major Western contribution that has begun to shape the way in which Yoga is understood, is science. There is currently hundreds of studies and…

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The Greatest Hurdle

The Greatest Hurdle What makes yoga so challenging? What is it that makes yoga (in the context of a posture-based practice) challenging? Initially, one may say that it is the physical demand. I could not agree more; yoga can be painstaking on the body at first. The good news is that the amount of exertion diminishes as the practice becomes more regular. Yoga is pattern development and with frequency, the body learns and remembers. Then, students find themselves seeking out…

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