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Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards - Lessons of Failure from a Yogi Photo by William Farlow on Unsplash I’m lying on the floor, face up. My back is extended over a thick, hard bolster and my head and neck hang off the end. I can only see the wall behind, upside down. The bolster...

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny

Finding, Trusting & Following Your Own Destiny Every Thursday evening for the past two and a half years, I’ve been doing something wonderful and powerful in my life. I’ve been leading a live online class on the Bhagavad Gītā. Line by line, we’ve discussed how...

What Is Yoga?

What Is Yoga?

There is a common misconception in North America that Yoga is a great workout, and that Yoga instructors are incredibly fit. By contrast, the traditional focus of Yoga in India has always been the mind. This takes people by surprise. “But a Yoga class is so active!”...

Why the Ancient Texts of Yoga are Important

Why the Ancient Texts of Yoga are Important

Why the Ancient Texts of Yoga are Important We frequently get the question, “Why should I study the ancient texts of yoga? I go to class, I have a great experience, I feel very different, I see that my life is changing. Do I need to study the texts? What’s the point?”...

Clarity

Clarity

Recently, in our Application of Meditation class, our discussion touched on the idea of clarity and how it arises. And I was reminded again that clarity is not something we do. Clarity is a result, not an action. What we do is yoga. And the result of yoga is clarity....

Who’s Turning Your Crank?

Who’s Turning Your Crank?

Yoga and meditation are different things to different people. They can be tools to focus the mind and body. They can be a spiritual expression and a way to ground yourself. Yoga can just be a physical exertion that moves the body and stretches the muscles. However, if...

Commitment to Values

Commitment to Values

At YogaWell, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards within the yoga community. Our team spent a lot of time developing our Code of Ethics, a document that has been a core piece of what we practice within our organization...

Honoring our Teacher

Honoring our Teacher

Honoring our Teacher On June 21st, Mr. TKV Desikachar would have been 80 years old. On the weekend of his birthday, sixteen personal students of Mr. Desikachar gathered in Orange, France to reflect. Below is the statement from the weekend. How is the Spirit of Yoga...

Breathe Life

Breathe Life

While significantly playing our roles on earth …parent, son/daughter, employee/employer, relator/related in every/any possible way …somewhere we are always trying to connect with the individual in us. We are trying to make sense of what brings us pain and joy. To make...

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