Five Ways to Deepen Your Practice

When I first came to yoga I was a bit of a dabbler – trying a class or two here and there, using videos at home, reading books and magazines – not really getting very far. Eventually when I began practicing in earnest, I joined a very excited Steve Ross and his students on the […]

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Holding On, Letting Go

Many of us are ready to let 2017 go. No matter the year, late December can inspire reflections of goodbyes and letting go. Doing so can make space for what would most benefit us moving forward. That said, plenty of people wouldn’t mind hanging on to a peak moment or momentum from 2017. I’ve been […]

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Teacher Profile: Kathleen Dowd

8 Limbs is pleased to publish monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Kathleen Dowd, who teaches the Intro Series at Capitol Hill and will begin a drop-in donation-based Meditation Session Tuesdays 5:15 – 5:45pm at 8 Limbs Capitol […]

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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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Pranayama – the 4th Limb of Yoga

Prāṇāyāma is the fourth limb of the eight-limbed yoga system, as presented by Patañjali in the Yoga Sutras. It means to extend, to stretch and, at times, to restrain life force (“prāṇā”) through the breath. It’s valuable to understand the nature of prāṇā itself — that is, exactly what are we extending, stretching, and restraining. […]

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Sangha Gathering with Jenny Hayo

8 Limbs is proud to offer a weekly gathering for those interested in furthering their Yoga practice with the more subtle teachings of Pranayama (Extended Breath), Meditation and the philosophical study of the Yoga Sutras. Each evening we will work on a specific Pranayama to help focus the mind and shift the energetic body, sit […]

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Community Focus: 8 Limbs Teacher Megan Costello

Teacher Name: Megan Costello Website: www.anunada.com Where do you teach: 8 Limbs Capitol Hill and Phinney Ridge, and starting in the summer, 8 Limbs Wedgwood to offer a Chakra-Focused practice on Wednesdays at 5:45pm. Hobbies/interests: I have a recent obsession with all things pickled, canned and fermented. I’ve been making my own jams, pickles, saurkraut […]

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Sun and Moon in Yoga

I am a vinyasa girl. I adore the fluid movement combined with pranayama (breath control). With this style of yoga, I feel I am in a divine dance with the sacred as I practice; my mind stills and I experience the grace of moving meditation. Most vinyasa sequences are Ashtanga based and built around Sun […]

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