Niyama, October’s Theme of the Month

The 8 Limbs of Yoga (see previous posts for more information on the 8 Limbs) begin with the Yamas and Niyamas. The yamas begin the process through disciplined actions we take towards the world around us and encourage us to be kind, true, respectful, self-controlled and efficient. Eventually through practice these qualities become our natural […]

Learn More

8 Limbs of Yoga with Jen Yaros

The philosophical study of the 8 Limbs system of yoga, as put forth by Patanjali, can be a dizzying undertaking for all its simplicity. The sutras are so skeletal that at first glance they may appear to contain little, if anything at all, of use and then once you delve into their meaning, the depth […]

Learn More

International Day of Peace

Did you know that today is International Day of Peace? If you are looking for a way to celebrate through practice, join the Group Meditation today, Monday, September 21, 2009 at The Seattle Center. The event is sponsored by The Seattle Center and The Life Bliss Meditation Center of Seattle, as well as 8 Limbs […]

Learn More

Yama, September’s Theme of the Month

I love the name 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, because it reminds me that the path of yoga offers a wealth of direction for spiritual fulfillment on and off the yoga mat. 8 Limbs refers to ashtanga yoga’s eight-fold path, each limb equal and necessary. The first limb offered on that path is yama, a set […]

Learn More

Free Yoga Class at Gasworks Park

Join 8 Limbs for a free outdoor yoga class: Wednesday September 9, 2009, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Gas Works Park, 2101 Northlake Way, Seattle Gas Works Park will be a beautiful setting for yoga as artist and master kite flyer Seth Abramson launches 121 brilliant white kites into the air that will fly over the […]

Learn More

8 Limbs of Yoga

The name 8 Limbs comes from a central tenet in yoga philosophy that names eight limbs, or aspects, that give us a full kit of tools to work with any challenge we come across. These eight limbs are divulged in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali at the end of Chapter II and throughout Chapter III: […]

Learn More

West Seattle Master Class

This summer we launched a new class at 8 Limbs West Seattle. On Wednesday nights, Senior Level teachers, all with at least 10 years of teaching experience, teach the 7:15pm Level II Flow class for one-month blocks to a chosen theme. Anne Phyfe kicked off the series in June with the Chakras, Melina shared her […]

Learn More

Catching the Big Fish

My latest read is David Lynch’s book “Catching the Big Fish.” A practitioner of Transcendental Meditation for over 30 years, Lynch writes about how meditation has helped him to mine many of the ideas and images for his movies and shows. It’s a mixture of wonderful meditation propaganda and insight into his process as a […]

Learn More

8 Limbs Phinney Ridge!

When I first moved to Seattle, I lived on Phinney Ridge in a basement apartment in The Buggé, next to the famous Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café. After growing up in a completely flat city, I loved being able to see two different mountain ranges from this perch between Ballard and Greenlake. I opened the first […]

Learn More