Follow along with our gentle, seated spinal movements to warm up your body for more yoga.
August may be the hottest month, but we are playing it cool with yoga every morning from 7am – 8am JST. Some features of this month’s schedule:August 5: Celebrating 500 days in a row of this morning yoga class.August 8: Silent meditation on new moon and Tokyo 2020 closing day.August 9: Relaxing yoga spa onContinue reading “August Calendar”
The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra specifies 112 ways to find reality through meditation. These are the answers that the god Shiva gave to his wife, Shakti, when she asked: O Shiva, what is your reality? What is this wonder-filled universe? What constitutes seed? Who centers the universal wheel? What is this life beyond form pervading forms?Continue reading “112 Meditation Techniques”
Following the usual plan, we’ll practice pranayama on Thursday, journaling on Friday, meditation on Sunday and the other days will mix relaxed gentle yoga with practices that strengthen muscle and develop flexibility. 31 days, but only 30 classes planned – stay tuned to see what happens on Monday, May 31.
Drishti is focal point that enhances concentration when you are performing asanas, pranayama and meditation. The nine points are sky, thumbs, third eye, nose, hand, navel, toes, left, and right. While some yoga styles have a fixed or “correct” drishti for each pose, I prefer to let myself choose in the moment. For example, inContinue reading “Nine points of Drishti”
Summary Join me on a 10 minute walking meditation no matter where you are. Step mindfully with attention to each step. When your mind wanders, bring awareness to your breath, sensations in your body, and your five senses. Then return mindfulness back to the walk.
Daily yoga from 7 – 8 am Japan time. Please contact me for the Zoom link.
Asana comes from the Sanskrit for “sitting” and around 500 BCE the first writing about asanas described them as a comfortable and stable seated pose for meditation.In the 10th century, a yogi stated that there were 84 asanas that came from the god Shiva. But they weren’t listed or described until 700 years later. InContinue reading “History of Asanas”