Out of the Nest

“To be fully alive, fully human and completely awake, is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to always be in no-mans-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. “ Pema Chodron I have driven the […]

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What Moves You?

When we say that something “moves” us, we are pointing to a shift in our state of being. We have changed opinions, or actions, or emotions; perhaps there has even been transformation. The principle of movement, according to Yoga and Ayurveda, is called prana, the Sanskrit word that is described as “life force” or “cosmic […]

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Summer Practice

July is one of the months we live for in Seattle. The days are long, the sun is out, the lake is warm(ish). Many of us grab the season by the tail in a full sprint–I know I do! But I also know what I’ll be doing more of thissummer: PRACTICE. This past February I had a talk […]

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Practice and Luminosity

Last month I wrote about commitment to and purpose for practice; I talked about committing to practice because it helps me with my anxiety, and about my upcoming trip to India. I was curious about what the trip would teach me about this practice, and I am grateful to report the answer: a lot. It’s […]

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Time to Be a Student

In the last week I was able to attend four yoga classes at 8 Limbs. That’s kind of a record number for me in this phase of my life––my yoga practice usually happens in the wee hours of the morning on the second floor of my home. But I had a distinct feeling heading into […]

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Natasha Lady Krishna

8 Limbs is partnering with City Arts Magazine to profile local artists who practice yoga at 8 Limbs. For the December issue, we profile artist and singer Natasha Lady Krishna. What brought you to yoga?  While I was smoking a cigarette and drinking a martini at Life Café in New York City,David Life double-dared me […]

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Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss

Hello Busy Bees, this workshop is for you! In this third installment of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss, we will revisit the age old practices of Self massage, aromatherapy (in particular the relaxing and gentle extracts of lavender and chamomile), followed by a long and restful Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep). This potent combination of modalities is […]

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Harmony Hill Retreat

Summer Retreat at Harmony Hill We all come to yoga for different reasons. Some of us seek to rejuvenate our bodies and de-stress, some to quiet our minds and gain perspective, others to restore our spiritual connection and sense of compassion. When I first began practicing yoga I needed all of these things without even […]

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The Bee’s Knees

Several years ago I was obsessed with padmasana, or lotus pose. I’d had the good fortune of having taken classes with a woman who, at the time, was the only Iyengar certified yoga instructor in Latin America. She’d shown me a beautiful way of working towards the posture, and as I admit to being very […]

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Andrew Boscardin

8 Limbs is partnering with City Arts magazine for the next year to profile local artists who practice yoga at 8 Limbs. For the April issue we highlight Composer and Guitarist Andrew Boscardin, who has been performing and writing music for over 20 years. A 2009 CityArts award from the City of Seattle funded the […]

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