Yoga this Week – December 2, 2012

 

 

“Like the descent through layers of tension to rest in the release of Savansana (resting pose), Ishvara pranidhana provides a pathway through the obstacles of our ego toward our divine nature—grace, peace, unconditional love, clarity, and freedom.” Shiva Rea

Greetings Dearest yoga students:

Ishvara (Divine Power or God)-Pranidhana (Attentiveness or Surrender) means to  surrender our efforts to the divine power in our lives. This niyama (the last out of five observances outlined in Patanjali’s eight limb yogic path) personifies the idea of living in the truth that in our limited human state we simply do not have the control we like to think we do over our lives  and we do not always know what is best for us.  However, by paying attention in our yogic practices of meditation, asana or prayer we tap in to the source that guides us in our every decision allowing us to walk through our days with confidence and ease.

Ishvara Pranidhana is practicing detachment from our most safely laid plans,  learning to take that next step forward without knowing what will come next.   When we are able to look past the selfish desires of the ego by getting out of our own way,  we are able to be a clear channel of divine light, illuminating another’s way on this path of life.

“Through surrender the aspirant’s ego is effaced, and . . . grace . . . pours down upon him like a torrential rain.”

BKS Iyengar

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday at 930am with Meditation to follow

Friday at 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture Wednesday Dec 5 @ 7pm

Yoga Jam December 15th at 8am

Winter Solstice December 20th at 7pm

Click on my Website to see details….. www.MyYogaWithAmy.com  

Namaste

Amy

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