Know Yourself (Svadyaya)

svadyaya, self study

Also spelled Svahdyaya  Self-study is an on going process of self-awareness and looking within. We are born into the world with pure, unhampered minds and through time we pick up subconscious influences, perceptions, defenses, limiting beliefs, and more. Svadyaya, the fourth Niyama (personal observances), means learning about […]

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Plant the Feet by Janet Hockfeld


  Plant the feet, Allow the soles to become  one with the earth. Growing roots deeply downward Releases energy upward,  Awakening sleeping cells At the core of ones’ being,  Radiating life to the surface. Undoing As I feel the earth beneath my feet,  Streams of life pour […]

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Just for Now


Just for Now, without asking how,  let yourself sink into stillness.  Just for now, lay down the weight you  so patiently bear upon your shoulders.  Feel the earth receive you,  and the infinite expanse of the sky  grow even wider as your  awareness reaches up to meet […]

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Isvara Pranidhana (surrender)


Celebrate spiritual connection through surrender. Ishvara pranidhana, the last of the niyamas, means to surrender to god, or a higher power.  This type of surrender does not mean losing a battle or giving up in a negative sense. This is a surrender from the heart. It encompasses trust, devotion, and […]

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Asteya on the Mat


                Do not steal this moment from yourself This glory, this accomplishment. this shape that your body becomes. Do not steal the joy of your experience by saying: “but i wish i could do it better” Celebrate your wholeness the wonder, the shape of […]

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Learning From Our Emotions


Emotion is energy moving through the body. Emotions are a gift of awareness. By studying our emotional layer (manomaya kosha), we can learn how our own beliefs affect our reality. When we become attached to our emotions we essentially become what we are feeling. For example, instead […]

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Yoga for Spring by Nichole Golden

spring yoga

The season of new beginnings is upon us. With the arrival of spring, we shift from the hibernation of the winter months to an awakening of rebirth. Spring invites us to open back up, delight in warmer days and cultivate a spirit of aliveness. As sunlight paves […]

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Illuminate Frederick!!!!!

Illuminate Frederick

  This Sunday! Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival! Sunday April 19, 2015 – 11 am to 6 pm                $5 admission In the Null building at the Eventplex at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds. Please join us for a wonder-filled day featuring massage, Reiki, reflexology, Holistic […]

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Choosing Slow by Diane DeGiorgio

art asana

I just stepped away from my desk, the to do list, the inbox, and a number of other nameless distractions vying for my attention to take a slow walk around my backyard. For once, my walk wasn’t goal-oriented. I wasn’t trying to get from point A to […]

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Yoga is A Mirror

yoga, mirror

“The practice of yoga postures is a mirror for the practice of life, so over time you will find yourself more confident in situations off the mat,” Carol Rossi  As we become mindful of our reactions in our practice, we notice how it correlates to life outside […]

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