will be here for a month of July and will start teaching Sunday, June 30th through Sunday, July 28th.
From Eddie Stern’s new book, One Simple Thing.
A spiritual goal can be:
* Practicing yoga
* Practicing meditation
* Practicing kindness, gratitude or forgiveness
* Living a balanced life
* Keeping our minds calm and accepting
* Serving those in need
* Living a contemplative, thoughtful life
* Practicing patience
* Becoming a better listener
We will have a (free) pranayama session from 9:30 to 10:00 this Sunday June 16 right before the Sutra discussion in the blue room.
This is an opportunity to try it out if you have not done pranayama before.
The next moon day is this Monday, June 17. Take rest.
Saturday June 15 3-5pm, with Philippe Alexis. $20
Please register Here
The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali is an ancient text which is the foundation of yoga philosophy and practice.
In this two hour workshop we will dive into this classical yoga text and discuss what it means to our lives and yoga practice. We will focus on the first two books of the sutras.
We’ll be meeting at 10:00 on Sunday June 16 in the “blue room” at 1954 Old Middlefield, CA 94043 until 11:30. Bring your translations as usual.
Please note that if you have not attended a Sutra discussion before, Philippe will be teaching an Intro to Sutras Workshop the day before on June 15 to get you up to speed.
We plan to discuss sutra 2.46 about the third limb of Ashtanga, asana:
sthira sukham asanam
From a blog post by Gregor Maehle:
Pratyahara means that practice-wise we stand on our own feet. We do not practice because of the amazing teacher. We do not practice because of the support we get from the outside, from the community around us (although we may take that as nice boons if it works out but shouldn’t compromise when it doesn’t). We practice because deep inside we actually want to. Because the practice (in its many forms, not just asana) brings us back to that place within us where we are whole. So practising yoga is nothing but a return to our origin, a return to our own heart, or the self, in Emerson’s words.
Here are a few articles about Danielle’s Tapestry Suppers with yogis you may recognize in the photos:
The Tristhana Method teaches us how to concentrate our attention using the breath, the gaze and both the outward (and deep internal) posture of the body. Here’s an article about it by Joseph Armstrong:
We will be observing Moon Day on Monday June 3rd. No morning Mysore practice. Enjoy the rest!