Showing posts from November, 2015

Success in Yoga Is Not Talent as It Is Perseverance

Padma Matsyendrasana - Lotus Fish
If I would have followed my natural inclinations, I never would have gotten past CatCow pose sequence in yoga. Today after long hours of Pranayama (yes, it really does work), Meditation, and Pratapana (warm ups), I practiced Full Lotus Fish Pose. I was amazed, with once swollen knees from meniscus tears, this posture was not even imaginable for me. But, I did it!
Perseverance + patience + very thorough instructions + a climate of no fear or feeling insecure, and it just happened! I am still amazed and have one full week to see how my body responds to this healthy climate. I was concerned I would wake up this morning and have swollen or hurting knees. No, I feel great. I can see that the prana (life energy) practice really makes a difference in the body response after twelve hours of hard work.
Pressing forward today with a joyful expectation of learning and trying postures that were once un-fathomable. It just helps me see once again, that there is s…

Trip to Massachusetts for Pranayama and Asana - Advanced Training; Being Authentic

I believe that walking in your truth or being authentic is a valuable part of who I am.  Today is my day of travel to the northeast for training.  Part of me is excited for this new journey, and yet, another part of me realizes the rigors of self-discipline, living in a dorm like setting, and taking a vow of silence each day.  I am always a little anxious as I fly and practice my breathing techniques along with meditation while traveling through the air.
Yoga has given me so many valuable tools in my toolbox to handle anxiety, dress rehearsals for fear stories, and actual trauma.  The breath training, pranayama, is one of its best accessories!  I am looking forward to the long hours of teaching in advanced pranayama just for this reason.  I know it will help me benefit others by being truthful about how to deal with worry or fear.
Yesterday evening as I was teaching my last class I thought to myself how wonderful it is to be able to crawl along the floor, get up and down with ease, a…

Massachusetts Bound 500 RYT in Progress!

Jeanne K Doss Headed to Massachusetts for Advanced Training in Pranayama and Asana 500 RYT

November News - Yoga for Aroma Therapy and Immunity

Dear Friends, I am so happy to see this new month begin as Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Gratitude is something I practice every day and especially for you!  We have exciting events going on this week and throughout November. Join me today on Monday for Core/Back Strength Day at Tranquility! Our classes include the following: 9:00 a.m.  Flexibility for All10:30 a.m.  45 minutes of Power Practice12:00 p.m.  Healthy Back and Core with a Gentle Approach5:30 p.m.  Power Yoga for Strength, Flexibility, and Balance6:45 p.m.  Sheri is teaching Beginner's Yoga with a Restorative End Tuesday classes enjoy the NEW CHAIR YOGA practice at noon: 9:00 a.m.  Flexibility for All10:30 a.m.  45 minutes of Power Practice12:00 p.m.  Chair Yoga for Arthritis and Osteoporosis5:30 p.m.  Power Yoga for Happy Hips and Hamstrings6:45 p.m.  Ashley is teaching a Beginner's Yoga with a Restorative End Wednesday classes include an additional meditation practice (just 25 minutes): 9:00 a.m.  Flexibili…