8 Limbs Schedule Changes Fall 2015

8 Limbs Class Schedules change every four months. The start dates for each schedule are: October 1, February 1, and June 1. The 8 Limbs Fall 2015 Schedule starts October 1, 2015 and runs a little later than “fall,” through the end of January. Please note the following changes to our schedule and our amazing […]

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Bhagavad Gita: the Song of Now

A long time ago, in a situation that challenged him like he’d never quite been challenged before, a human being felt torn. He didn’t know what to do. The techniques, ways and patterns that he had always relied on up to that point were no longer inclusive enough to rely on anymore. If he pressed […]

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3 Energy Medicine Practices to Ease Anxiety

In the perspective of Energy Medicine Yoga, anxiety is caused by an imbalance in the element of fire, which is governed by the meridians of heart, pericardium, small intestine, and triple warmer. In summer, which is the season of fire, many people feel like they’re burning out of control, full of anxiety for everything they […]

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2 Poses for Mental & Physical Balance

In our increasingly busy world, where the many things pulling our attention are seemingly never-ending, we have limited time to do a practice to keep ourselves healthy and balanced both spiritually and physically. So rather than ask you to add one more thing to your already busy lives, I propose following the adage of working […]

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SoulMat : Brush your Teeth, Floss your Back!

Many of you know I am a massage therapist as well as a yoga teacher. While I have helped countless people with back problems… I can’t touch my own back. Nobody can touch their own back. Not in any useful therapeutic way, or not without multiple bolsters and blocks and rolled up mats carefully arranged. […]

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Mind–Vrtti=Peace

About a decade ago I met a yoga teacher named Rama Jyoti Vernon. She was tall, ageless, with a thick, black mane of hair. One of the founders of Yoga Journal back in 1975 and the person who first brought BKS Iyengar to the US, Rama came to 8 Limbs to talk about the Yoga […]

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On Pranayama

Breathing practices have been used for centuries by various contemplative traditions. Tibetan Buddhists, Sufis, Yogis and many others have benefited from sustained attention to the breath. Modern science has documented the effects of the breath on our nervous and endocrine systems, noting how the breath can be used directly to shift these systems when attended […]

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Beginner’s Mind – Meditation

We often see the image of a person in meditation sitting much like the Buddha, legs crossed, hands in mudra and a smile upon the face. It’s a great image: it looks so simple, so peaceful, so easy!!!! But for many of us it feels difficult to find stillness and silence in our chaotic lifestyles. […]

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