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What happens when we heat something up? It can burn, if there is too much heat, but it can also purify and transform. That’s how you make magic happen in the kitchen, or in metalwork – the application of heat has the power to radically alter a substance. The second Niyama (personal observance, the second limb of yoga), tapas, has at its root (tap) the meaning “to heat, to give out warmth, to shine, to burn.” Tapas is translated in several ways: some speak of it as self-discipline or austerity, others as warmth, heat, fire. One definition I’ve heard is enthusiasm! The idea in yoga is…

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Wazhma Samizay, thoughtful owner of Capitol Hill store Retail Therapy, lovingly compiled the following resources and gave us permission to share them with you all.  If you have either seen your hours reduced or lost your job and worried about health insurance please know that king county has some amazing resources set up for us as a community. You can get signed up for affordable health insurance in a lot of cases free health insurance.   Here is the link for that: kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/health-insurance/access-and-outreach.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2H_cnJ_LmzThP_RUynWvn8tkmOLLH9pv9SaKZj0ym_HWX612acfOv-9vo If you are struggling to pay rent United way has partnered with King County. Here is where you can…

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Join us on 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Livestream, with over 50 Yoga + Fitness classes/week! Livestream Schedule or Register in MindBody Classes will continue to be added/adjusted so keep checking the schedule.  Join us over the Memorial Day Weekend for our amazing Livestream Schedule of Yoga + Fitness classes!  Livestream News – Updated May 28 New Request: Please help us out by cancelling your spot in a class if you are not able to attend. Sign into your account in MindBody, and in MY INFO go to My Schedule. Thanks! This Weekend: Nutrition Routines for Changing Times with Melina Meza Spring Restorative Yoga…

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Ah Yoga. So many of us are leaning into its support at this very uncertain time. It is a physical practice that can be a lifeline, and it has philosophical underpinnings that can guide us into the unknown. As we continue our monthly journey through the Yamas and Niyamas, April brings us to santosha, the second Niyama (visit the 8 Limbs Blog starting in September to read about the 5 Yamas and the 1st Niyama). Santosha is most often translated as contentment. How very appropriate! Our world has just been drastically altered. And so many of our ways of finding satisfaction have been…

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WOW. We are SO GRATEFUL. When we threw ourselves into launching a Livestream platform in order to keep 8 Limbs classes “alive” and keep yoga in your lives, we had no idea what to expect. We built it and you came! You love your teachers, and yoga, and you are dedicating time in your week (some of you each day!) for your yoga practice. We hope that it is bringing you some steadiness and calm in the midst of such a challenging time in our lives. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your understanding as we work with an entirely new online…

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8 Limbs studio spaces have closed temporarily. Join us on 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Livestream! Livestream Schedule or Register in MindBody Classes will continue to be added/adjusted so keep checking the schedule.  Our most up-to-date Livestream information can now be found at https://www.8limbsyoga.com/livestream.   COMMUNITY GATHERING Join a free Community Gathering on Monday, April 13, at 5:15pm. We’ll start with a short guided breath practice, then have a chance to check-in and “see” one another. Click here to join anytime after 5pm.   New additions to the schedule: MEDITATION Drop-in classes are only $8* and included in Passes and Unlimited Memberships. Newer to…

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PLEASE NOTE: This information is now out of date, please see our newest Blog for an update. We have closed our physical spaces and have begun Livestreaming. Today (and possibly tomorrow) it is all FREE TO ALL, as soon as we are able to work out the kinks we will be offering live-streaming at no charge for members and at accessible rates to be determined to all others. We’ll miss you and can’t wait to see you onscreen! With love, 8 Limbs   What a week it has been! As you all know, we are in uncertain times right now.…

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As flu season continues, and concerns around the spread of Covid-19 increase, 8 Limbs is taking several precautions, and ask that students join us in our effort to practice Saucha in our studios: Wash hands thoroughly before and after practice. Limit touching your face (yes, we know it’s hard!) Bring/use your own mat and props and/or towels or pillow cases to cover our bolsters. To make this easier on the wallet we are offering a 20% discount on all full-priced mats, straps, bolsters, blocks, and towels. Please clean both sides of all mats used in the studios before and after classes. Please…

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It’s easy to get sloppy. I do it all the time. I mean to stay off my phone at night, or in the morning, but then I pick it up, and in a snap I’ve fallen into a time machine.  So from time to time I clean up ­­- I get firm with my boundaries, leave the phone in the kitchen when I go to bed, and leave it there til after I’ve practiced yoga and eaten. Those days start with more spirit, and more space. After moving through the Yamas from September through January (click here for our monthly blog…

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It’s easy to get sloppy. I do it all the time. I mean to stay off my phone at night, or in the morning, but then I pick it up, and in a snap I’ve fallen into a time machine.  So from time to time I clean up ­­- I get firm with my boundaries, leave the phone in the kitchen when I go to bed, and leave it there til after I’ve practiced yoga and eaten. Those days start with more spirit, and more space. After moving through the Yamas from September through January (click here for our monthly blog…

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