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Yoga: Yes You Can Be Enligthened

If you are reading this then you are ready to learn secrets of yoga that have been kept for thousands of years, not so much because they were locked away, but because getting to the core of them was too hard. Too many books to read, too many different schools and practices.

I am creating a new bookclub (chapter by chapter exploration) of the book Samadhi.  See the bottom of this article for the book club I did on his pranayama book.

I wish I was

It is possible to attain the highest freedom

It is possible to attain the highest freedom, click on the book to read with me

free from thoughts, and that nothing woul bother me, I wish I was what people say is enlightened, a state of flow, or Samadhi, but life has a way to give us experiences so that we learn what we need to learn when we are ready.… Read the rest

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Yoga: Visiting Omkar 108 Yoga in Los Angeles

What does Omkar mean? I wondered, and google told me that first of all it:

Causes you to be systematic, technical, and attentive to detail

My first practice after a lot of confusion and suffering in my life happened today when I had the privilege of visiting Omkar 108 Ashtanga Yoga in Los Angeles.

From outside, on the back of the studio, there is a speaker so you can hear mantras – I thought I recognized Manju’s CD which I find energizing and focusing.

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I was there early so I peeked in, and saw one of the assistants practicing an advanced pose.… Read the rest

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YOGA: My Whole Life in 7 Boxes

Starting again. New Life. New City.  7 boxes in the garage, that is my life down there.

I take what I need when I need it. I am blessed to have friends that put me up in their home and opened their hearts.

I’ve known my friends for 30 years. They came to my home when they started from zero as well, in New York a long time ago.

There is something exciting about starting again. It is very difficult, but it is a new learning curve. How to survive, get an income a job a bed or a room or a studio.

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Yoga: Where Have I Been?

Hi, glad to be back here, and in touch with you guys.  First things first, I have moved to Los Angeles California.

Life threw a really bad ball curve my way, and I’ve been in a cave healing a broken heart.

I decided to move to Los Angeles to put some distance and recover, so that is where I am right now.

I don’t yet have a home or work, which is pretty scary, but I am trusting that the universe delivers us into the situations we need to embody to learn and grow spiritually.

I am also very grateful to have friends that are helping me get started in a whole new town.… Read the rest

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Yoga: 7 Poses To Relieve Sciatic Pain

Oh dear! I can’t move! Every single little movement feels like hell!

Woke up with a sharp pain and cannot move?

sciatic

sciatic

This has happened to me at least 3 times in my life.

Chances are the sciatic nerve is involved.

Because it is the LARGEST single nerve in the human body and,

It runs from each side of the lower spine (the lumbar and sacrum) through deep into the buttocks and then into the back of the thigh… And… then into the leg and foot muscles.

Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve

What Causes Sciatic and Leg Pain?

If a nerve is compressed and it touches the sciatic nerve you will feel it.… Read the rest

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