If you think of people in seemingly impossible and weirdly twisted poses when you think of “Yoga”, then you may have an inkling of what yoga is, just an inkling that’s it. Yoga is much more than those poses. Derived from the Sankrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate”, yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation.
The Art of Living Yoga
The Art of Living Yoga is a holistic way of life that integrates all elements of ancient knowledge of Yoga, to make a prayerful discipline uniting the body, mind and soul. Along with the series of simple, yet effective yoga postures and breathing techniques, a greater emphasis is placed on the inner experience of meditation, for the well-being of mind and other hidden elements of human existence. We believe when one is in harmony within, the journey through life becomes calmer, happier and more fulfilled.
In The Art of Living Yoga programs, the wisdom and techniques of yoga are taught in a pure, joyful and thorough manner. The programs restore balance by helping to strengthen our body, calm our mind, regain our focus and improve self- confidence. It is a complete package for beginners as well as regular practitioners and has something for everyone – of all age groups.
Regular practice of The Art of Living Yoga has brought remarkable lifestyle changes in the practitioners. They have experienced relief from chronic illnesses and have observed behavioural changes. Participants have reported a healthy, happier living with reduced anxiety, increased tolerance and mindfulness.
The Art of Living Yoga is the secret to better health and greater sense of happiness.
Yoga For Everyone
Yoga has never been alien to us. It’s a way of our life. We have been doing it since we were a baby! Whether it is the Cat Stretch that strengthens the spine or the Wind-Relieving pose that boosts digestion, you will always see kids do some form of yoga throughout the day. Yoga works for everyone from people engaged in desk jobs to professional cyclists to runners to people looking for weight loss to housewives to students. This section mostly explains how yoga can improve the quality of life for everyone who adopts this practice.
Passions & Devotions
Flowing in the waves, all things in sand and water and all things mountainous and tree-filled. All manner of adventure, immersion into living, and play. Warm sunshine, anytime and anywhere. Flexibility in all areas of life. Also: Spanish lattes at Urth café in LA, Ultra Yummy rolls at Tsunami Sushi in SF, smoked potatoes at Bar Tartine, Tantric Shaivism (go, Hareesh), Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea, the search for the perfect whoopie-pie (found many times), the New Yorker, great stretchy jeans (no, not jeggings), tall boots, long boards, flip-flops, warm toes, KCRW, inner exploration, curiosity, carpooling, that spot under the tree in Golden Gate Park, sunsets from Bingin, Bali, bath time, story time, snack time, picnic time, anytime with my girls.
Places I Love
Here. Nepal, India, Thailand, Bali, Byron Bay (Australia), Mexico, Egypt, Paris, Golden Gate Park in the spring, Little Dume beach in Malibu, Santa Cruz, my own backyard with India and Lilianna when the sun is shining (all too rare in San Francisco), and anywhere in a hammock.