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Building a Culture of Intolerance Toward Abuse

May 5, 2019 6:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Building a Culture of Intolerance Toward Abuse

On April 5, I opened the email from the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US with a sinking feeling. It announced the conclusion of the independent investigation of one of my senior teachers for “inappropriate touching” of students. I had been following official communications, media coverage, online and offline discussions for the past year with concern, and the release of the detailed report by the independent investigator brought closure to some aspects of this... View Article

Yoga Nidra Meditation

April 3, 2019 12:28 am Published by Comments Off on Yoga Nidra Meditation

My name is Rita Burgos and I practice and teach a method of progressive relaxation that brings you into what can be called a Yoga Nidra state. Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, is a state of complete awareness in deep relaxation. There is no scientific test that can measure this state of being. An EEG can give some insight, but ultimately, a Yoga Nidra practice is an act of bringing our awareness within that provides... View Article

Practice and Non-Attachment

February 28, 2019 12:32 am Published by 1 Comment

Like most parents, I remember when my son took his very first steps. He was so keen and focused that the moment was charged with electricity. There was no destination. There wasn’t pride with each step or fall. It was magic experienced fully. We can’t become toddlers again but through our Yoga practice we can relearn how to fully experience the present moment with a child-like curiosity without attachments of fears or inhibitions we developed... View Article

Why I Love a Yin Practice.

February 2, 2019 12:11 am Published by Comments Off on Why I Love a Yin Practice.

Part One   There are many benefits of a more gentle Yin Yoga class but what Yin Yoga and how does it compare to a more vigorous Vinyasa FLow or Yang style? Yin and Yang comes from Chinese Philosophy whereby everything in the universe in an inseparable and contradictory opposite. Yin may be described as the coolness of the moon and Yang is like the heat of the sun: for example, light and dark, old... View Article

Is there a right way to do Yoga?

January 4, 2019 3:18 am Published by Comments Off on Is there a right way to do Yoga?

It is frequently said that there is a ‘right’ way and a ‘wrong’ way to do Yoga. While some may think that getting hurt is ‘wrong’ and others may consider feeling good ‘right,’ Yoga is neither ‘right’ nor ‘wrong.’ Ironically, we rarely think of our way as being ‘wrong’; though, we may not necessarily think we are doing it ‘right.’ In effect, by naming and categorizing we unintentionally perpetuate societal roles that are confusing and... View Article