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We Are All Made of Sacred Sound by Genevieve McClendon

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts.  Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart, like my blood.  It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.” -Ray Charles We are all made of sacred sound.  Each one of us living our own unique […]

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The Intuitive Ear by Adriana Feliciana

The practice of Nada Yoga…a time to celebrate the beauty of sound. It makes sense that the first organ developed in the fetus is the ear when you think about sound being the first thing that was made when the Universe was created. When my children were little, I quickly learned to hone in on […]

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Two Trips to the Lake by Josh Ehrenreich

Recently I went camping in Los Padres National Forest. I had never been and was awestruck by the range of natural beauty it offered. From amazing views gained by mountain hikes to rock hopping along the river bank, it was a great weekend getting back to nature. And birds. So so many birds. Each morning I […]

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The Art of Meditation by Tina Spogli

Atha yoganushasanam, Now begins the study of yoga (Patanjali, Sutra 1:1). Please begin in a comfortable seat, crossing the ankles and sitting up nice and tall. Bring your palms face down on your knees, letting there be a soft bend in the elbows so that they drop right below the shoulders. Close the physical eyes. […]

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Awareness Before Control by Josh Ehrenreich

The practice of Pranayama allows us to become more skilled at controlling our breath, but before control comes awareness. I had a wonderful opportunity to practice this recently. A couple weeks ago I participated in my first race. The day before I had some early pre-race jitters and thought it would be a great opportunity to observe […]

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The Yoga of the Breath by Jasmine Tarkeshi

This week’s blog post is an Excerpt from Lotus SF Founder, Jasmine Tarkeshi’s New Book: Yoga Mind and Body Handbook-Easy Poses, Guided Meditations: Perfect Peace Wherever You Are. Now available at the Lotus! Join Jasmine for a Class, reading, signing and celebration on Friday, April 14th at 5:30! “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that […]

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How Pranayama Cured My Fear of Heights by Robin Wilner

I’m standing on a platform thirty feet high, trying with every fiber of my being NOT to look down at the 1900 seats filled with people. It’s the climax of the second act of “Wicked” on Broadway, and I’m about to become a flying monkey over the excited audience. My face and chest are flushed […]

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The Rainbow Bridge by Genevieve McClendon

“May we live like the lotus, forever rooted in the muddy waters.” -Judith Lasater In every class that I’ve attended with my teacher, she states, “May we be like the lotus, forever rooted in the muddy waters.”  I appreciate this mantra and reminder because it allows me to honor the importance of being deeply rooted […]

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Road Map to the Soul by Alex Crow

There’s no use looking for road signs. The language of the soul is in waves Pulsing and flowing, dancing through the body. Channels of light and sound Carving and curving  Like the breath  Through the lungs.  To dance is to let the soul speak. Poetry is where the abstract and the logical meet. Inside, there […]

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Living Our Practice: Love in Action by Tina Spogli

In yoga class, we often stress leading with the heart in most asana poses. And surely if you’ve been practicing for some length of time, you know that returning to the mat again and again requires a certain amount of both discipline and devotion – devotion meaning to engage with love. There is a strength […]

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