Category Archives: Yoga

Three Ways to Bring Balance, Harmony, & Healing to the Chakras

Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word, चक्रम् cakram,     which means wheel. The chakras are energy centers or wheels where energy, also known as prana, chi, or qi, rotates and flows. Anatomically, the chakras correspond to the locations of major … Continue reading

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Aum (Om): The Song of the Cosmos and Celestial Harmony

Aum (Om) isn’t just a chant that yoga instructors use to open                                             and close a yoga class. It … Continue reading

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Om Namah Shivaya: Mantras to Shiva

On this eve of the new moon that welcomes in                                                             … Continue reading

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Quantum Yoga & Samadhi: Our Interconnectedness

The ultimate goal of a yoga practice and the eighth limb of the eight limbs of yoga is Samadhi, which is often described as a complete meditative state of oneness. But what does this mean? It is often thought of … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar

Originally posted on Shambhala Blog:
The great, perhaps the greatest living yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar died today in Pune, India, at the delightfully advanced age of 95. There will be many public tributes and even more private tributes as his…

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Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Today I had the opportunity to go downtown and visit the San Francisco Asian Art Museum to see the temporary exhibit called Yoga: The Art of Transformation. On the three mile trek down busy Market Street, I was contemplating the … Continue reading

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The Five Koshas

In the last post on the 12th Nakshatra, I briefly mentioned the Koshas of Vendanta and Yoga philosophy, which reminded me that I had prepped to write about them quite some time ago. Kosha, कोश, means cup, vessel, bucket, or covering. … Continue reading

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The Physical Body and Yoga

My last post, Turning the Mind Upside-Down,                                                                sparked some … Continue reading

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Turning the Mind Upside-Down

Several years ago I had decided to enroll in an intensive Iyengar Yoga class. Iyengar Yoga places a very strong emphasis on proper body alignment and positioning from the exact placement of the head and focus point of the eyes … Continue reading

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The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi समाध

The final limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga is                                                               … Continue reading

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