Sophrosyne is the Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in a well-balanced Yogi utilizing Asana, Pranayama and Meditation leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, and self-control. In English there is no word that has this simple equivalent. We sometimes translate this to mean prudence, self-control, moderation, or temperance. In Latin as continentia (continence and moderation) and sobrietas
Abundance? Scarcity? Life with ASTEYA
A Biology professor stood in front of class, held up a tomato and asked; "How many seeds are in his Tomato?" Students worked in groups and deliberated many moments on how to determine a answer. The professor finally answered, “There are enough”. Enough to save to plant next year, and enough to give to friends, family and neighbors In this short span of time the professor taught “the theory of abundance” and left the class with an eye opening question: "Who benefits from seedl
The Truth Will Set You Free, but First Expect to be Miserable.
The Truth Will Set You Free, but First Expect to be Miserable. Are you truly humble? Humility is grounded in Satya. Look at humble persons... There are millions who think that they are very humble. They bow down very low but watch them. Are they there without ego. If you say, "I am humble," and look around for people to appreciate you. What is ego? EGO is a hierarchy that says, "No one is like me." EGO can feed on humbleness "Nobody is like me, I am the most humble person".
To Infinity and Beyond
I've never been into numerology; however latley it seems as though there are instances of the number 8 showing up in regard to my Yoga practice and my Svadhyaya (self-study). Computer programs often use loops: Pieces of code which are repeatedly executed to do operations on long lists etc I talk about this frequently in my Yoga classes. Think of this infinite loop as a dashboard which measures 3 different variables. At tone end of this loop we are monitoring the fluctuations
Stillness and Yin Yoga
Life is filled with busyness, noise, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of distraction? We all have that power. So, how do you filter it out? Yin yoga may provide an answer by seeking stillness. With very few postures, long hold times, and little movement, Yin yoga may appear like a practice for a sloth. Yin provides something that we humans all need: Stillness. Whe
Two Spring Series begin Monday!
So as the bulbs that are resting in the earth wait for the rains and the warmth to begin to unfold their leaves and their best colors, so our hearts become the best version of themselves through listening and cultivation of a practice that deepens our roots and brings nourishment to our souls by attending to the inner voice of love within us. Join us in cultivating some beautiful habits of the soul, mind and body. There are a few spots left in the two Monday evening series