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The First Yoga Blanket : An Ancient Tool To Help With Modern Stress

If you ever feel anxious, achy, tired, unfocused or depressed then you're in the right place. I know it's a long list, and unfortunately these ailments are quite common, but these problems may share a common root cause.  I found out what was causing these issues for me even after a days of "resting" What you are about to learn in this post could be the solution to feeling human again. The first Yoga blanket was free and (definitely not like the plastic yoga blankets you find on Amazon now) which is probably the reason you haven't heard about it. The Best Things in Life Are Free. In my experience, the famous saying “The best things in life are free” is 100% true....

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The Inner Experience of Yoga – by Harmony Slater

  Atha Yoga Anushasanam Now. Here. In this very moment – we enter the path of yoga and the journey unfolds before us. As the practice of yoga takes hold, life begins to come into focus. The darkness dissipates and we see ourselves, maybe for the first time, in this new light.We are waking up. It is difficult to predict or explain exactly how this asana practice of Ashtanga Yoga begins to illuminate our consciousness. We begin to comprehend, at a cellular level, that yoga is more then just a physical or mental exercise… it is the very heartbeat of our existence. This practice finds us wherever we are -- As we Are. Like many, it found me both broken...

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Shruti by John Bultman

  Vande gurunam caranaravinde sandarsita svaatmasukhaavabodhe/ nihshreyase jaangalikaayamaane sansaara haalaahala mohashaantyai//  (1) Sadaashivoktaani saptaadalaksha Layaavadhaanaani vasanti loke/ Naadaanusandhana samadhimekam manyamahe maanya tamam layaanam// (2)   (2) There are 125,000 methods of laya (yogic dissolution) described by Lord Shiva in the world. It is my opinion that Naadanusandhaana (the pursuit of ‘inner sound’) into the deepest samaadhi is the best of all these layas. - Yoga Taravali of Shankaracharya verses 1 (from opening Ashtanga chant) &2 I was raised around music.  When I was a baby, my mother taught piano lessons and used to put my crib next to her piano.  Her love of listening to and playing music infiltrated my life deeply.  As a child, I sang in the church...

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How To Get Stronger In Yoga by Removing Extra Grip [Version 1.0]

Why Extra Grip = Extra Weak In this post, I will teach you how to use a Mysore yoga rug in your practice to build natural strength.  I'm writing this from personal experience from when I was looking for ways to heal myself from debilitating back pain. I tell the whole story in the first email series I wrote here. The short version is that I had lost my whole practice and was at a point where I could barely get out of bed and was doing my practice on my knees.  One of the ways I was able to get back to full practice was by using a Mysore Rug from the beginning of the series just as Mark Darby had recommended to me some...

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Yoga Towel vs Yoga Rug. Why For Ashtanga Yoga You Need Both.

Learning through experience. There really is no other way. As I waited in the lobby of KPJAYI waiting to practice for my first time I read the sign.  "All students must have 1 cotton mat and 1 cotton towel. " Ok the rug I had. I had it for years. But the towel? What was that for? Aren't they the same thing? I'd already been practicing 9 or 10 years but the differentiation wasn't clear to me. Then not until Feb 21st 2017 did I understand the Microfiber difference. I had to write this post to clear up some of the confusion for visitors that come to this site when it comes to Yoga Towels, Yoga Rugs and the Microfiber Yoga Towels. Since...

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