Your choice, sickness or health

Your choice, sickness or health

Sometimes we don’t even realize we have a choice whether we are sick or healthy.  The practice of everyday yoga will bring you health.  But yoga effects are subtle.  So subtle you might not even realize they are working, until months or years down the road.  The first thing you realize, you are sick way less.  The cold or virus that runs around your family in the fall/winter/spring has missed you.  Consistently, you stay healthy.  But yoga will only work if you commit to the practice. Another simple way to super charge your yoga practice is choosing to be kind.  This is not so easy in the world we live in.  We choose to be kind, even when someone is unkind to us.  We choose to let other cars go in front of us, even when we are running late.  We take the time to wish others have a wonderful day.  We call that friend who is going through a tough time lately.  We look for ways to improve safe measures;  in our homes, and work places.  We guard our thoughts, and when unpleasant or unkind thoughts enter our minds, we switch it to positive thinking towards others.  This is powerful work that can give us real results in the health of our bodies. The practice of yoga removes these negative thoughts towards ourselves and others.  Slowly, like water hitting a rock, it polishes our vibration, so we are light.  We can bring our light to others who are in darkness.  We help others who need help.  We raise our vibration, and others.  This is what we are called...
Yogas’ 4 letter word, SORE!

Yogas’ 4 letter word, SORE!

As a studio owner, I field many calls from new beginners wanting to start the practice of yoga.  Usually after some questions later, we decide on some appropriate classes for them to attend, depending on what their needs are at that moment.  Meeting with a new client after a class this week, she mentioned to me that she hoped she wouldn’t be sore tomorrow.  But this is not how yoga works.  Let me explain. All of you is Energy.  When you are healthy, the energy circulates throughout the body, cleaning away waste, repairing and maintaining cells and tissues.  This energy flows through all of your organs, cells.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, you were born with a self-healing ability, and through the use of movement or other ways, you can recharge that self-healing function in your body.  Yoga holds this same belief.  These asanas or postures can balance your energy, or Qi,  giving you the healing support it needs to regain its healthy function. Deep inside, hidden inside your muscles, organs, really, your whole body is a recording of all the past events and emotions that you have felt in the past.  According to Chinese Medicine,  emotional activity is considered a normal healthy functioning response to external stimuli, and does not cause problems within normal limits.  However, when emotions become so powerful that they overwhelm a person they cause serious injury to the internal organs, and open the door to disease later on in life.  You may not think this is you, but how many of us become upset when somebody slow pulls out in front of...
With Loving Eyes

With Loving Eyes

Your yoga practice starts to work on you the moment you begin.  In subtle (feeling better) and not so subtle ways (soreness).    Your body is a reflection of your mind and thoughts.  As we live, these thoughts and actions get ‘recorded” on our body.  The older we are, the more things are recorded.  Our yoga practice is like an eraser that cleans away the thoughts that are recorded onto our body.  With practice and time, our body begins to feel  “lighter”, in every aspect. Think of a barcode on a piece of white paper.  Perfect health, happiness, clear thoughts and actions are the white sheet.  The black lines of the barcode are all of our thoughts, actions;  our karma.  These included how we treated others, things we did to help/hurt others, in essence, how we lived in this life and past lives.  Some of the karma we have accumulated, are quite easy to erase with a yoga practice.  I should mention before I go any further, there is good karma, and bad karma, and I’m sure I don’t have to differentiate between the two.  The good karma ripens as you see, experience good things.  I’m talking about how to get “rid” of the bad karma. So, it makes sense that as you do your yoga practice at first you will get rid of some of the “little”  bad karma you have accumulated.  I’m talking about our likes and dislikes.  We have many.  We like this yoga teacher, but not that yoga teacher.  We like a turkey sandwich, but not a ham sandwich.  As the yoga practice begins to work...

We have what you need

One of the very best things about Anahata yoga center is our teachers.  Each one of our 21 teachers has a unique style, a special way they share yoga, that helps you to understand how to approach the practice.  Their own teachers, their own yoga practice, and the very body they live in have a direct impact on how they teach.  Not many yoga schools have such a widely diverse teaching staff.  Depending on what you need from your yoga practice, I’m sure you can find a “like or similar” teacher to fit your body.  Here are some of the unique styles we have…….. gentle movements that guide you towards bliss restorative yoga with oils that affect your mind, body and state of being funny classes, that leave you with a smile on your face energizing flows that put the pep back into your step upside down classes that have both a calming, and energizing affect on your body classes that fill you up on the inside, ready to tackle anything! we have teachers who let you be, and find your best posture teachers who will tear you down, and build you back up teachers who correct every posture You see, not one approach is the very best for yoga.  One teacher could not do all of this alone.  That is why we need such a diverse teaching staff, and I do believe that they are the very best in the Cinci/Dayton area.  So whether or not you are coming to “Zen” out, or need to just smile, and forget about your day, you will find it here in...

Common Traits

I don’t know about you, but I want to live a long healthy life.  Turns out centenarians have certain habits that yoga helps develop.  Here is how yoga can help you live to 100 or even beyond…… Mix and Mingle.  Being part of a community, coming to class, talking to your teacher.  These are all ways we need to stay connected.  It’s a rarity in my classes when I start to teach, that I don’t find other people chatting with each other, or welcoming a new face.  Staying connected and being part of a regular yoga class community is a very good thing. Keep moving.  Centenarians move their bodies, about 7 hours total for the week.  Balance, strength and cardio training were all used.  And yes, you can get all 3 in yoga, even cardio, where a vinyasa class will keep you sweating and moving. Keeping your mind physically fit.  Good yoga instruction does not involve mirroring what the teacher does in front of the class.  It’s about listening to subtle ques, and following through with instructions.  It’s the mind body connection. Positive attitude.  Yoga helps immensly see yourself in a positive light, as well as others.  Problems that arise tend to not stress regular yoga practitioners out much. Chill out.  Stress is killing us, well before our time.  it’s real, and it exists.   This is a huge benefit of starting and maintaining a yoga practice. Listen to your gut.  Practicing yoga over a time, will help you naturally eat healthier. When you start and keep up a regular yoga practice, you will find many more things that will...
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