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Yoga this Week – May 19, 2013

 ” The Past and the Future is a joke to me now. I see that they’re nothin’. I see they ain’t here. The only thing that’s here is you and me…..I love you. Not, not like they told you love is….[the story books are bull],  love don’t make things nice, it ruins everything! It breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We, we aren’t here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect, stars are perfect. Not us! Not us!”   
 Ronny Cammareri, “Moonstruck

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Storybooks and fairytales have a way to paint a picture of life that always has a happy ending.  The guy gets the girl, the conflict resolves and all is as it should be.  But what we must remember is that life is full of suffering.  That loving, and being truly vulnerable in your life doesn’t always look nice.  Truly living wholeheartedly means breaking your heart sometimes, making a mess.  The above quote is one of my all time favorite movie lines.  We are not here to be perfect, for our lives to look flawless, to create what society’s idea of a beautiful life is.    We are here to have our hearts broken a thousand times because we are meant to experience the oceans of emotions our life is full of.  We are here to experience the wonder of being human; with all its hills and valleys,  like the moon we continually cycle through a myriad of phases to become whole again.

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Yoga helps lead us away from this idea of perfectionism, that somehow we are flawed because our practice is not perfect.  We fall down, we sweat, we struggle  but we get back up again, we return to our mats and gain strength, fortitude and hope.  “We breath and something in us softens, makes space for the imperfections”.  So let go of the storybook idea of how your life should look.  Let go and enjoy the scenery of  today.  Be vulnerable, be open, allow grief, joy, success and failure, falling down and getting back up to all be part of the great tapestry that is your life.  When you reach into the beauty of imperfection;   the crooked tree, the moon’s craters,  the clouded sky, tears in a loved one’s eyes, experience it fully, turning away from nothing that you find.  The messes will be there,  the heartaches will surface, the past and future are but memories and dreams, breathe it all in and find your joy in being present through it all for yourself and those around you.

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Morning  Therapeutic Yoga 11am

Thursday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

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Reiki Circle Tonight~~  730-830pm – All are Welcome – Please reserve your spot

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Please click on the link to see details on upcoming events – ShaktiPath Kirtan, Yoga Hike, Yoga Jam and Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Hope to see you all soon

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – April 14, 2013

“When you experience yourself in stillness – that is, when you give your undivided attention to experiencing the truth about you – you will experience the conflict-free, calm, dynamic peace of perfectly centered abundant life energy”

Eric Shiffman

Greetings dearest yoga students,
Hoping this day finds you basking in the light of gratitude and surrender to what has materialized in your life.  Feel into this moment as you feel into a yoga pose.  Align yourself to the spaciousness of all this moment has to offer.  Breathe in acceptance and breathe out love.   Feel into the stillness at the end of your next breathe and connect to your true self as you draw near to the present, the here and now.  Draw up the finest quality energy and co-create your day as one that centers around peace, compassion and love.

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Morning 11am Therapeutic Yoga

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Happenings

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Therapeutic Yoga on Wednesdays at 11am will take drop-in students.  Click on the link for more info and reserve your spot.  https://myyogawithamy.com/2013/04/03/therapeutic-yoga-yoga-is-for-everyone/

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Yoga Jam is April 27th 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 at 7pm 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
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Calling all Reiki Practitioners!!  On Sunday evening, May 19th 730-830pm we will host our first Reiki Circle.  Reiki will be given and shared with all that attend as well as distant healing sent to those unable to be present.  The session will begin with a meditation to prepare, Reiki will then be offered to attendees and session will end with a few moments of sharing.  $10 suggessted donation
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Summer Solstice on June 21st in Times Square was an amazing experience last year.  Thousands of yogis coming together on the streets of Manhattan to Om, practice and connect.  .  Click on the link to sign up for an early registration notice.  This event is FREE.  Please consider joining in and come with us!!  http://timessquarenyc.org/events/solstice-in-times-square/index.aspx
Enjoy this beautiful Day your own unique way!!
Namaste
Amy

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 – 9am Start Time for Friday’s Restorative Class

Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Ben Jonson~
Chakras on the midline of the body
THROAT CHAKRA
SANSKRIT NAME: Vishuddha
LOCATION: Throat area.
COLOR: Sky blue
ELEMENT: Ether/Akasha
ORGANS: Throat, mouth, upper lungs, arms, thyroid and parathyroid.
FUNCTIONS: Communication, speech, sound and vibration.
METAPHYSICAL QUALITIES: True communication, creative expression, knowledge, peace, truth, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, kindness, gentleness and sense of responsibility.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Communication and speech problems, depression, lack of discernment, ignorance, thyroid problems and the tendency to use knowledge unwisely.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Greetings dear yoga students,
Hoping this email finds you well.  Spring is almost here and it is time to embrace our creativity and expression.  The visshudda chakra is the center of communication.  When it is balanced we can speak our truth with the wisdom of the heart and the integrity of the mind.  Words are powerful.  They have the ability to heal and destroy relationships.  The words we say to ourselves can empower us or block our own growth as well.   When we align our intellect with what is true for us by connecting to source for guidance, we can speak our truth with confidence and have the ability communicate clearly our wants and needs.  When our throat chakra is open and balanced we have the ability to hear others in the same way.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
~Chinese Proverb
Saraswati:  Goddess of Creativity, Music and Wisdom
Pay attention to your throat and what rises up each time you feel the need to express yourself. To clear the energy in your throat, chant, sing, hum….open the gateway with vibrational energy.    Before your speak, pause…..pay attention to what is rising up your throat and try to speak and vibrate the highest quality of energy.  As we explore the vishuddha chakra, let us focus on speaking our truth clearly and honestly in the most loving way possible to those in our lives and within our inner dialogue.  Listen to the birds sing as they return after the long winter.  Allow their song to fill you with joy, hope and peace…sing your song, speak your truth, dance into the day as creatively as you can expressing the only truth you can express; that which is inside you.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin 
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Camel Pose to open the throat

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.

Unknown

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Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow
Wednesday Therapeutic Yoga – 11am (prior registration required)
Friday Morning Restorative Yoga 
9-11am
Special Class – Special Time
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
This Friday is Restorative Yoga Friday – Please note the start time is at 9am.  There is a special fee for this class of $15. If you have signed up, please let me know if your plans have changed as there is a waiting list.
Saturday March 23rd 830am ShaktiPath will be playing music for Santi Yoga followed by a session of chanting…click on the link for details  http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
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A new session of Therapeutic Yoga will begin again on April 1st.  Four Wednesdays in April at 11-12:15. The cost is $55.  We may have one or two spots open.   Let me know if your are interested in attending or would like more information. 
Have a Happy St Patricks Day….Shanti
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com