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Yoga this Week – March 24, 2013

The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail.
Sri Ramakrishna
Ajna Chakra – Third Eye

Purpose: Generates Intuition & Inner Wisdom

Energy: Soul

Element: Light

Location:  In between the eyebrows

Color Association: Indigo

Embraces: Self-Awareness

Spiritual Lesson: Material Detachment/Open-mindedness

Statement:  I See

 

Anja Chakra located in between the eyebrows is often referred to as the Third Eye. When this chakra opens it is like a gateway allowing divine wisdom to enter our minds. Like the wind it is always there waiting, all you have to do is allow it to flow.

The symbol of OM in the center of the chakra represents the unleashed energy of the Kundulini Snake rising upward. The crescent moon of feminine receptivity embraces the circle above it. This circle is a golden dot which is the essence of spiritual energy. It represents being in your center. When we chant the mantra “OM” we are embracing all of this universal divine energy, OM brings the ego self into union with the spirit self.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

The Ajna chakra opens us up to our highest intelligence which is a distinct balance between our intellect (our thinking mind) and our intuition (our feeling mind).
When the the ego realizes that the fulfillment of its highest dreams is only to be found through merging with the Higher Self, the false masks the ego has created fall away and who you thought you were or who you thought you ought to be lose their grip.  What we see is made up of all we were told is good, bad, ugly or beautiful thoughout our life.  Our third eye opens us up to our own inner guidance which may or may not agree with all we have learned.  When the third eye opens,  you allow your true self, with all its individual thoughts and feelings, to shine forth. So Hum, ” I am what I am” There is no guilt, no need for illusion or pretense. You are totally in the present and you realize that the you you have been seeking or trying to change into something or someone else has been there,  in complete perfection,  all along.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

Happenings
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The next  four-week Session of Therapeutic Yoga begins April 1st.  Four Wednesdays 11-1215pm.  There is currently one spot open.  Let me know if you would like to attend.  This class is a gentle approach to yoga.  It incorporates chairs, props, breath work, meditation, relaxation and reiki healing.  This class makes Yoga available to everyone, regardless of any phyical limitations. 
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The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 20th 8am.  Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences.  Sure to jump start your day.  All are welcome!  Please sign up as soon as possible.
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Kirtan with ShaktiPath on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip.  Click on the link for more info http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
May you always allow grace to help you to see all the beauty in and around you!!
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – No Tuesday Morning Class

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

~ Maya Angelou

 

The Root Chakra Elements

 

Sanskrit Name:  Mulhadhara Meaning: “Root support” Root Chakra Element: Earth/Physical Root Chakra Keywords: “I Am” – grounded, present, safe, secure, healthy Associated Color: Red Musical Note: C Organs: Spinal column, legs, hips, kidneys and adrenal gland Root Chakra Consciousness: Survival, grounding and balancing the physical and spiritual life

The root chakra (Mulhadhara) is located at the base of the spine and radiates a rich color of red.  This chakra deeply connects us with the earth.  It is in this chakra that we ground into our lives, who we are and our sense of belonging.  When this chakra is balanced it tells us we are loved for who we are and that our basic needs for survival (love, food, shelter) are being met.  It affords us the inner confidence and courage to be who we truly are because deep inside our root, we know we are loved.  When we feel grounded and secure in our lives we become willing to take risks, to be vulnerable enough to make mistakes and to give to others more freely without fear of judgement, rejection or lack of resources.
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If you are feeling unbalanced in these areas, unsure of your life’s direction or your place in this world, try this simple Root Chakra Meditation.  Sit in an east comfortable cross legged position on the floor.  Connect to the base of your spine and feel the energy of the earth rising up.  Chant the sound of LAM, LAM, LAM and feel its vibration radiate throughout your entire body.  Think of the Mulhadhara chakra as a lotus flower grounded in the mud and muck of life’s suffering and pain and as you chant the sound of LAM, visualize this lotus rising up your spine, clean, clear, open and free…..end your meditation by repeating this mantra.
I forgive myself for being Imperfect
I forgive myself for Making Mistakes
I forgive myself for being a Learner in this Lifetime
So Hum
I am what I am
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
**There is No Tuesday Morning Class this Week**
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have change)
 
Happenings
The Therapeautic Yoga Class is now full.  First class begins Wednesday,  February 27th at 11am.   Look for an email this week to confirming your spot. 
Floga, today at 330pm, at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon hope to see some of you there….http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/floga.html  
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture for March 6th still has two spots left….even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present.  This session is beginner friendly.  No prior yoga experience is necessary.  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/  Sign up asap. 
Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, March 9th at 8am

This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows (moving on your own) mixed in for fun. This class will be held on a monthly basis and will require at least three students to sign up each month for the class to fly.

Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee

Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon will also be hosting ShaktiPath for a heart warming Kirtan on Sunday, March 10th, 530-7pm.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html
  Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd
$15 for session/$12 for Seniors
(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Confucius
Love, Peace & Yoga
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – January 20, 2013

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ― Lin Yutang

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

In these chilly days of winter, give yourself permission to relax.  There is a time for action and a time for in-action.  Practice sitting amidst the caos, amidst the messy room, amidst the crowded space in your mind and see what happens.  Letting go of your “to do list” is just as important as scratching things off.  Our inner wisdom knows that we will never be done, that life is not a grand race to the finish line.  If our list keeps growing, consider it a blessing that you have work to do in your life.  However, there must also be time to take repose, to step back from all the doing and simply be in your life.  Let go of the non-essentials in your life today and make space to rest, cuddle, read, meditate, rejuvinate and….enjoy the journey by experiencing the finer things in life.

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose”

Indra Gandhi

Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation to follow
**Please note there is no Friday class this week**
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all.  Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for morinformation 

Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun.  Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Hope to see you all soon…going to take some much anticipated repose….
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Events with Yoga with Amy – January 3, 2013

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,


Happy New Year!! Classes resume this evening!!

Just to let you know about some fun things that are happening as we move into 2013!
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series began yesterday. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap. ***To my more experienced students: If you would be interested in coming down and demonstrating the poses as I teach, please let me know. You can earn yourself a private lesson from me for your efforts.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – Feb 9 2013 3:30PM Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
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Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm Floga joins the LIVE, soul soothing music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac with a graceful flowing yoga sequence led by Amy Perri, ERYT500. The asanas are carefully selected to give the best heart opening experience that will complement the peaceful vibration of the bamboo flute. You are sure to leave a very happy Yogi. **This Event Will SELL OUT. Sign Up Early** Cost: $20 Pre Paid / $25 Door www.yogadarshanacenter.com
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. I will have a sign up sheet in class or contact me. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Shanti!!!
Namaste
Amy