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From the Founder: The Positivity Road

The Positivity Road Always take The mind’s Positive thought-road. –Sri Chinmoy Each thought is a road, a journey, that becomes a reality. Through the power of thought we create the fabric, the texture, the mood of our lives. Positive thoughts inspire and uplift us to embrace the challenges of life. Negative thoughts drain our life […]

Yoga Story: Nathan

What first brought you to yoga? I had made a personal commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. I had recently quit drinking and was pleasantly shocked–and also a bit saddened–to realize how much extra money that move was saving me every month. One month of yoga membership was going to cost me about the same […]

From the Founder: Opportunity

Opportunity Life is, indeed, An opportunity-train Do not miss it. –Sri Chinmoy * Looked at one way, each day is full of problems, difficulties and conflicts. Days roll into weeks and weeks into months and life can begin to feel heavy and full of worries. If I go deeper, if each day I spend time, […]

Yoga Story: Patricia

What first brought you to yoga? I started DOING yoga when I was in high school. One of the girls on my swim team was into bikram yoga and she mentioned how great it felt, so I tried it! I really enjoyed bikram yoga because it helped to stretch out my muscles. I know I […]

THE SAGES OF YOGA: VISHVAMITRASANA – PERSEVERANCE BY JAMIE MARTIN

Vishvamitrasana Perseverance Before becoming a great yogic sage, Vishvamitra was a powerful ruler. Legends say that on one of his military journeys, King Vishvamitra reached the hermitage of the great sage Vasistha. Vasistha opened his arms to Vishvamitra and his army, providing them with food and shelter. Vishvamitra was impressed by the amount of

From the Founder: Increasing Happiness

Increasing Happiness If you cannot claim others’ happiness As your own, Then you will not be able to enjoy Your own happiness unreservedly. –Sri Chinmoy As I meander through life I often wonder: what limits my ability to enjoy life? Everyone I know longs for happiness albeit through a wide variety of experiences and possessions: […]

THE SAGES OF YOGA: VASISTHASANA – PATIENCE & WILL BY JAMIE MARTIN

Vasisthasana Patience and Will Vasistha was a great sage and teacher to Lord Ram, an avatar of Vishnu. Lord Ram had traveled the world and upon his return to his own kingdom, he had become disillusioned and depressed by the state of the world. The king feared Ram’s troubles and called upon Vasistha to converse […]

THE SAGES OF YOGA: KOUNDINYASANA AND THE MIDDLE WAY BY JAMIE MARTIN

Koundinyasana The Middle Way Koundinya was a royal court scholar and predicted the newborn prince, Siddhartha Gautama, would leave his father’s kingdom and become the Enlightened One, the Buddha. Although his prophecy was not welcomed by the king at the time, Koundinya vowed to become one of the Buddha’s most dedicated disciples and share these

The Sages of Yoga: Bharadvjasana and finding the source of your joy by Jamie Martin

**As you begin the New Year, join Jamie on Thursdays in Flowing Yoga II at 8:00a in Normal Heights and hear stories of yogic sages. She will use them as inspiration and guidance on our own yogic path.** Bharadvajasana Finding the source of your joy Bharadvaja was a dedicated student of the Vedas, the most […]

Yoga Story: Jen

What first brought you to yoga? I have a chronic condition that impacts my energy and I spent years trying to find a form of exercise that did not make me feel worse. People kept saying things like, “Exercise makes me feel energetic,” which made no sense to me. I kept trying various things hoping […]