Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation to follow class
Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am
Friday Evening 7-9pm Brian Miller Meditation and Book Discussion
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Asmita – Ego
Our Ego is a complicated part of our psyche. On one hand is it the part of the right brain that allows us to take action, to make plans and to accomplish what we desire in our lifetime. It drives us forward. On the other hand, it is when the ego side of us begins to attach our existence to what we do, what we have, the past or the future, or any other outer impermanent feature of our lives, that it causes suffering. When our ego begins to whisper “you are not good enough as you are, you need to do more, be more. to be whole” is when it begins to increase anxiety and creates trouble inside ourselves and to others around us. The hunger for control and outer validation never gets satisfied and we remain in a state of depletion when we let the ego guide our days.
Yogic practices greatly soften the ego’s hold on us, Ethical Practices such as: nonviolence, truthfulness, nonstealing, nonexcess, nonpossessiveness, purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study and surrender to the divine plan as well as yoga asana, breath work and meditation all bring us closer to the reality of life and away from misperception. In walking a spiritual path we keep our ego in check because these guidelines create inner tranquility and equanimity, we stay in the stream of goodness and out of self-seeking, ego driven rewards.
When something doesn’t feel quite like “you”, check in with your intentions. Is the goal to attain some outer praise, avoid some inner pain or simply satisfy the need to feel validated? If so, stop and breathe into the present moment, align yourself to what’s really important and let go of the rest. Most of all, stay on the path that feels true to you, and only you, stepping away from fear and into the light of your true self.
A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:
Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life
Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools
that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.
Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?
Copies of the book are available here or on Amazon. Cost is $15 for book or $35 prepaid for Lecture and Book
(Cost for Talk and Meditation is $25 Prepaid or $30 at the door – Please reserve your spot)
Chanting with Amy and Asana Class led by Diane, Director of Yogaholic – Friday Evening, January 24th at 6-730pm at Yogaholic in Center Moriches
Yoga Jam – January 25th at 830-945am
Join us as we shake of the winter doldrums together! This class is open to all levels of students who would like to kick their practice up a notch! Fast paced flows, rockin music and some adventurous holdings sure to build heat, pump up energy and enliven our spirits!! Please sign up as soon as possible. $12 or class card
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Tuesday, February 11th at 730pm – Only One Spot Left
If you have reserved a spot, please get your payment in to hold it as there will soon be a wait list. Thanks
These classes have been filling up so please reserve as soon as possible. Payment of $50 holds your spot