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YOGA: Skillfulness in Action

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In the Bhagavad Gita, yoga is called skillfulness in action.  How does our work on the mat bring about skillfulness in our life off the mat?  Let us begin with the asana as steady and sweet.  What is happening when our postures are both steady and sweat?  In headstand, the weight rests squarely on our shoulders, the legs come straight …

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Lesson Learned: Nadi Shodhana

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To teach alternate nostril breathing and its benefits. In pranayama or yoga breathing exercises, we seek to control prana — the vital energy within us.  There are over 72,000 nadis or subtle energy channels in our body where prana moves.  If the nadis are blocked, prana can’t move freely through the body, consciousness is inhibited and it’s difficult to attain meaning from our daily lives. This …

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Our Interdisciplinary Approach

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At Samatva Yoga we host a range of classes, courses, events and workshops in our lovely energy filled studios in both Kingston Downtown & West End. With our interdisciplinary approach, we cater to everyone: complete beginners, experienced practitioners, pregnant women, kids, teens and parents with babies. Each location hosts two studios, one hot (105 degrees + 40% humidity) and one …

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New Class Style: HOT 26 + 2

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Often referred to as Original Hot Yoga, this class, developed in the Ghosh lineage in Kolkata (Calcutta) where the climate is naturally very warm, is a 90 minute – set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. All postures are done twice. It is characterized by a fluctuation between exertion and relaxation where after each posture there is deep …

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Lesson Learned: Ujjayi Breath

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To bring a deeper awareness of the postures by internalizing attention. Let’s learn Ujjayi breath.  Unlike regular diaphragmatic breathing, where the throat is relaxed and the breath is silent, ujjayi uses an audible vibration with some purposeful tension. This type of breathing during asana or some pranayamas soothes the nerves and calms the mind.  The sound naturally draws attention to the nerves and calms …

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Outside As Antidote

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These days we spend so much time in the virtual world that we are in danger of becoming brains in vats.  Our physical bodies atrophy as do our social skills and life skills.  The real and the virtual are not exactly opposites; they bleed into one another.  But let’s not forget the old ways of doing things, with a handshake …

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101 Uses for the doTERRA Intro Kit
Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon Essential Oils

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The doTERRA Intro. Kit (which includes the doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil & Lavender Essential Oil oils) has so many widely varied and valuable uses! Below are 101 “Tried & Tested” Uses for the doTERRA Intro. Kit that you will absolutely love! You won’t believe how many different ways you can use doTERRA oils! See how great these …