Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience.
We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.”

~ Donna Farhi
Happy New Year!
I felt this was a great quote to start the New Year. We often are trying to make such grand changes in ourselves instead of coming back to the best version of ourselves.
Wishing you all joy and happiness on and off the mat!
Pamela Nelson

Classes start January 6th 2015

The blankets and bolsters are washed and repaired
The blocks, mats and straps put back neat on their shelves
Of course with the help of those weird little elves

The walls have been scrubbed and the floors sparkle like glass
So that with a...
Happy New Year and wish for a joyous new year
PLN yoga studio welcomes you back to class!

Classes start January 6th.
Still time to register. 

 Morning, noon, afternoon, evening and weekend classes
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Light and Joy

"It's not just about doing,
moving this muscle and that bone,
nor about doing with mind,
but about doing with the soul
and filling it with light and joy."
-B.K.S. Iyengar
From Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria November 2014 Newsletter p.30

There is so much to learn from the quotes and stories of the many students who have been able to learn from Mr. Iyengar and the Iyengar family.  In the recent newsletter from Victoria there were many personal stories of tribute to B.K.S. Iyengar. It is amazing how many lives he has touched and changed.  His biggest teaching was that we need to practice and we need the discipline to practice. This is one of Patanjali's main teachings. Mr. Iyengar did not want us to just follow him aimlessly, but to get to know ourselves from the outer body inward. As the quote above says, yoga asana is not just about doing. It is not how many poses one can or can't do. It is about being present during the movements that matter. 

Pamela Nelson