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Your first yoga class

Hi there Yogistas, and especially a big warm welcome for Newbies!

I want to talk about starting something new – going to your first yoga class, and hopefully give some useful tips.  Let me know how they work for you.

The first thing to know about taking a new class is, we were all once newbies.  (This may not apply to children of yoga lovers as they would have grown up with it!) But everyone else, yes we were once new.

Group Yoga Class

Group Yoga Class

Creative Commons License photo credit: Eli Christman

People start yoga in a number of ways.  I started from Read More →

Oh Poor Addicted Me – a response

Raj's blog on Spiritual Nourishment - Oh Poor Addicted Me
Raj’s blog on Spiritual Nourishment – Oh Poor Addicted Me

Dear Raj,

you really see clearly and say it like it is. ( not always pretty, hey!)
We are addicted, individually, corporately, globally.

I used to think we are the problem, too. Read More →

‘And the thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone.’ (Part 3 of 11)

Basic Assumption 1
Bones. Stiff, dry, the basic building block of the body.

Start with a skeleton, add muscles, slip in the organs, cloak with skin. Voila! A human.

Thats what I was taught at school.
Thats how the encyclopedias showed it, with their funky acetates. Thats how it works, right?

Then I started teaching yoga.
What is it about yoga? Read More →

Rules Of The Road, Indian Style

When I was researching the Gurugita in Sanskrit and English, I came across this on a very scholarly Sanskrit site.
I laughed my head off and asked Rajiv if I could put a copy on my site too. He say ‘Sure. Go for it’.
Good Man!

Rules Of The Road, Indian Style

Traveling on Indian Roads is an almost hallucinatory potion of sound, spectacle and experience. It is frequently heart-rending, sometimes Read More →