Words From Ram Das


“Let’s trade in all of our judging for appreciating.

Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.”

Judging

It’s easy to get caught up in the trap of self-righteousness and judgment.

For me, I plan to be more aware.

Awareness.

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Choose Wisely


Anything you put into your body and your soul will appear on the surface.

Choose wisely. ~ Unknown

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Schedule Change: Warm Vinyasa Flow on Thursday Mornings


When scheduling yoga classes, appealing to the masses can be difficult.

Our Thursday morning Bikram 60 class has been limping along for quite some time; I am not sure why.

My response to that is:

“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer” -Douglas Adams.

So, starting Thursday October 2, 2014, Trudee will be teaching her Warm Vinyasa Flow class from 9-10:15 am.

This is a great class for those who are recovering from injuries, are stiff & not flexible, or need to build total body strength.

Warm Vinyasa Flow (85-90 Degrees) every Tuesday & Thursday @ 9 am.

Practice Falling


During class I often hear, “I don’t have very good balance.” Not only that, but I see and sense the frustration and embarrassment, of many of my students, as we move through the balancing series of each class. I understand how discouraging this can be. However, I would like to challenge all of us, myself included, to have some fun with falling. After all, if we never fall it is much harder to improve.

Here are some great reasons to start exploring and challenging your balance right now:balanceRock

  1. Poor balance leads to health problems.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and the third leading cause of poor health among persons aged 65 years and older. As we age, our bones become weaker and the healing and recovery process takes longer. Continuing to move is vital to our health because moving is medicine. Being able to maintain your ability to balance is key in being able to move in a functional, healthy way. The only way to maintain this is by regularly challenging our balance.

  1. When we practice falling, it helps to improve our balance.

Balance is controlled by three systems: vestibular, somatosensory and visual. These three systems interact to keep the center of gravity over our base of support and to keep us upright. Not only does challenging balance work these three systems, but it also helps to improve the neuromuscular connections so we can react quicker. Additionally, it challenges our muscles making us stronger.

  1. Practice falling, it keeps things interesting and fun.

Yoga would become very boring if every time you stepped onto your yoga mat you were able to nail every movement and pose in the same exact way. Challenging yourself! It’s much more fun and enables you to improve.

  1. Our balance changes every day.

Sleep, diet, stress and fatigue all have an effect on balance. Some days you might require more support on your mat and the next day you might hit every pose. Remember, the goal is not about the perfect pose or doing a movement in the same way every time. Noticing how our body is moving, in the moment, is perfection. Some days you will consistently fall and in those moments laughing, at yourself, is usually the best reaction.

  1. Balance is a reflection of how you react in life.

We have very little control over most things in life. In fact, it’s easy to lose our balance daily; whether it is at work or at home. But once we let go of trying to control all of the uncontrollable factors, we can put our energy towards those things that we actually can control. Yoga teaches us that the one thing we can control is how we react. If we react with tension, when we lose our balance and fall, we are more likely to hurt ourselves. In contrast, if we can stay open and relaxed we are more likely to fall softly.

So ask yourself, do you want to react in life with resistance, force, and stiffness? Or, do you want to react with ease and grace, and maybe even a little humor? Practice Falling. Think how much you can learn about yourself and others.

wisdom from the buddha


Buddha saidImmediately we experience the benefits of meditation. Even when we practice every now and again, you will notice a change with each session. However, a regular daily practice of meditation is the key to experiencing all of the benefits that meditation has to offer.

20 reasons why meditation is the best thing you could be doing right now. Meditation:

  • Literally grows your brain.
  • Increases blood flow to your brain.
  • Reduces cortisol production.
  • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Increases neuroplasticity.
  • Increases the production of good neurotransmitters.
  • Triggers the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Causes muscle relaxation.
  • Slows the ageing process.
  • Reduces stress related conditions such as anxiety and depression.
  • Increases stress resilience.
  • Increases positive emotions.
  • Increases focus and present moment awareness.
  • Increases emotional stability and intelligence.
  • Increases your capacity to learn.
  • Increases empathy and compassion.
  • Increases a sense of connection to your self and others.
  • Increases your sense of purpose and meaning.
  • Improves sociability.

Ayurveda is the ancient medicine of India.


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It is thought of by many scholars to be the oldest form of health care in the world. Originating over 3000 years ago, it was used to heal, maintain a high quality of life and to increase the longevity of the individual. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical and spiritual insight.

In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means the “Science of Life.” Life is the integration of body, mind and consciousness. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through diet, lifestyle, yoga and meditation practice. As well as the use of foods, herbs, oils and rejuvenating therapies.

If you would like an Ayurvedic consultation, contact Trudee @ 435 659 6950.

Jump start your personal fitness with a yoga private


A one-on-one Private Yoga session with one of Yoga Kula Project’s excellent staff is the perfect way to take your yoga practice to the next level. Whether you are a beginner with many questions, a seasoned veteran looking to refine your practice or just someone who wants individually tailored expert advice a Private Yoga lesson is immensely helpful.

Sometimes we just need a little more attention and care and a Private Yoga session offers you a means to deal with specific personal needs, questions or injuries. Lasting between one and two hours, Private Yoga lessons are a powerful tool that allows you to see deeper insights, go deeper into your practice and relieve stress from a long day.

Private Yoga sessions can be scheduled in the privacy of your home, hotel room or can be done at our studio. Taught by our highly trained staff in a friendly, simple and professional manner.

WE HAVE THE BEST PRICES IN TOWN!

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Thank You Sri BKS Iyengar


Yesterday, Sri BKS Iyengar passed away at the age of 95.

Sri Iyengar brought yoga to the west. Without him, we would have little if any yoga.

Blessings to you.

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Om asato ma sadgamaya,
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya,
mrityorma amritamgamaya
Om shantih shantih shantih

Oh Almighty! Lead us from the unreal (falsity)
to the real (truth) from darkness to light!
From death to immortality!
Oh Almighty! May there be Peace! Peace! Peace!

- Brihdaranyaka Upanisada 1:3:27 -

The Quieter You Become, The More You Can Hear.


Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. These benefits do not end when your meditation session ends. Fortunately, it creates a sense of calm and peacefulness and can improve certain medical conditions.

Meditation is, also, useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress. There is a growing body of scientific research that supports the health benefits of meditation. Some research suggests that it helps people manage symptoms of conditions such as:The quieter you become

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems