The Maha Bandha: The Gate Keeper

The “Great Lock” or the Maha Bandha is the practice of engaging the Mula Bandha, Uddyana Bandha, and the Jalandhara Bandha. The Maha Bandha makes me think of the scene in Ghostbuster (1984) with Sigourney Weaver (who plays Dana) and Bill Murray when she is inhabited by Zuul “The Gate…

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Om: Connecting to Supreme Consciousness

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.- Voltaire The final Bija Mantra we will be covering is Om, for the 7th Chakra, the Sahasrara Chakra. It may seem familiar because we were discussing the Bija Mantra…

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Asana: The Dude Abides with a Side of History

The third limb brings up memories of the cult favorite The Big Lebowski and his catchphrase “The Dude abides.” What does this have to do with Yoga? Asana in Sanskrit translates into staying or abiding, as Yogis, we may associate it with postures. But what does abiding have to do…

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Saucha – Let’s Air the Dirty Laundry

The Niyamas are observances with the intention of creating a liberated state of existence through healthy living and good habits.  Who doesn’t like freedom? I think we all like the idea of being free to do what we please. However, freedom comes at a price, the benefits outweigh the exchange…

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