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Stamina and focus in yoga

Why do we want to build stamina in our poses? Aaron Fleming doing the triangle pose–a beginner pose! The poses are the playground for exploring how the body, mind and breath relationship. We first learn simple actions within simple poses. (such as the triangle pose, seen here above). Actions such as how to lift the […]

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Why you should aim for sorrowlessness

At the beginning of class I occasionally engage the students in a short yoga philosophy discussion. The discussions are usually inspired by my on-going reading and contemplation of yogic texts, such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. (A sutra is a short phrase. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a book of phrases, which are […]

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Practice leads to contentment off the mat

If you stick with it practicing yoga can lead to a life of contentment. But how does doing poses lead to contentment? Let’s explore a recent experience I had which will hopefully illustrate the process. I spent last week vacationing on Lake Michigan with six adults, six small children and one pretty big dog. There […]

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Asana as fact finding mission

In the yoga sutras of Patanjali, yoga is defined as the cessation of the movements in the consciousness. There are five classifications of the movements in the consciousness, they are: correct knowledge, delusion, illusion, sleep and memory. At any time your consciousness can be fluctuating in one of these classes. We hope though to get […]

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Emily Resnik, iRest meditation teacher, shares her recent experience hosting classes at College Hill Yoga

Sometimes life’s messages are foggy and require some effort to uncover. Other times, they’re like flashing neon lights and arrows guiding you down a path. Reading Aaron’s email about the opportunity to rent space at College Hill Yoga was a shining neon light moment for me. Having taught iRest® meditation in my day job as […]