introducing the bhagavad gita

introducing the gita

The hardships of the outer world often distract the soul from the inner world, hurling the soul into despondency. The Gita demonstrates how souls can reconnect with the divine in their heats, thereby attaining a state of full-heartedness. From this position of inner strength and fulfillment, the soul is able to return to the battlefield…

monthly INfrastructure: october 2016

216 Monthly Infrastructure October 2016 Viparita Karani Mudra / Ardha Salamba Sarvangasana Inverted Action Seal / Half Supported Shoulderstand (Calming Inversion) October 3-9 BASE: UPPER SPINE + SHOULDERS We’re starting with the upper spine and shoulders to help you understand your base in this inversion –where do you need a little more mobility, where do you…

monthly INfrastructure: september 2016

216 Monthly Infrastructure September 2016 TRANSITIONS It’s Back-to-School Month! We’re spending some quality time with the most common transitions in our classes –those that take us through Surya Namaskar A– and then, in the last week, taking the principles learned into all transitions. September 5-11 FROM STANDING FORWARD FOLD to DOWN DOGuttanasana to adho mukha svanasana…

monthly INfrastructure: august 2016

216 Monthly Infrastructure August 2016 Restorative Yoga Postures Restorative month returns! Each week you’ll learn a different restorative pose in our Flow & Restore format. Instead of teaching the “alignment” of the restorative postures, we’ll use the active portion of class (still plenty of flow + sweat!) to prepare you to take full advantage of the week’s…

monthly INfrastructure: july 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure July 2016 Janu Sirsasana Head to Knee Pose (Seated Forward Bend) July 4-10 BASE/PELVIS There’s a lot going on in the pelvis in janu sirsasana! We’ll break it down so that you learn with confidence where your base should be! Sutra 4.34 Liberation occurs when natural causal laws become inactive and the Spirit…

monthly INfrastructure: june 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – June 2016 Ardha Chandrasana Half Moon Pose (Standing Balance) May 30 – June 5 STANDING HIP CLARITY What’s your standing hip doing in half moon? Sutra 4.29 When there is no selfish attachment or ulterior motive, even at these highest reaches of the mind, and when there is a ceaseless effort to…

monthly INfrastructure: may 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – May 2016 Paripurna Navasana Full Boat Pose (Core Balance) May 2-8 AXIAL ELONGATION AGAINST GRAVITY We work this week on bringing two directional length (axial elongation) to the spine, all while balancing on the point of our seat! Sutra 4.25 Those who have seen this distinction cease all speculation regarding the nature…

monthly INfrastructure: april 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – April 2016 Garudasana Eagle Pose (Standing Balance) April 4-10 EAGLE ARMS This week, we break down how to “wrap the forearms” (yes, they really do that!) Sutra 4.21 If one mind were able to see directly into another, there could then be an infinite number of minds seeing into each other, and…

monthly INfrastructure: march 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – March 2016 Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Stand (Inversion / Arm Balance) February 29 – March 6 FOUNDATIONS + SHOULDER STRENGTH How do you support yourself on your forearms? Sutra 4.16 If an object were dependent on only one mind for its existence and were not perceived by that mind, would it then exist?…