Thursday, September 27, 2007

Guruji insight

The more I read and learn of the true essence of yoga, the more I realize how important it is to convey the spritual side of yoga. I think we, as Westerners, want to separate that which is spritual, from the body and mind which are meant to be in unity... After divulging many hours today on studying the gurus and their views in an article called "3 Gurus, 48 Questions" from the Namarupa Fall 2004 issue, I came to again respect with the utmost gratitude that of Sri Pattabhi Jois and the way he chooses to talk of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. He never even mentions himself as "I" which shows true abandonment of the ego and the nature of Ashtanga philosophy.

I feel truly blessed to have stumbled by grace into this Ashtanga practice. I feel that I have merely begun my education and training in becoming a yoga teacher...which I believe inevitably IS a spirtual teacher through much practice.

"The reason we do yoga is to become one with God and to realize Him in our hearts. You can lecture, you can talk about God, but when you practice correctly, you can come to experience God inside." -Pattabhi Jois

So again the proverbial saying....You can talk the talk....But until you walk the walk.....

My best friend to walk....Miss Roxy

*Challenge--Try to go an entire day without saying "I"

Saturday, September 8, 2007

the beginning

I am creating this blog to record my journey with the teacher training program at Yoga Life Jax......but I have a feeling it is going to record many more journeys as well. It has already been quite a journey to get to the place where I am in this skin, but I'm here! I am blessed to have found Sati and Sara after a long search for the right Teacher Training program and inevitably the right yoga path....ASHTANGA!!! Teacher Training starts September 22nd, 2007 and Tim Feldmann is coming back as an adjunct teacher for the program. That rocks! Let the games begin!