Learning about Anusara yoga

A cool, breezy Fall afternoon.  I was glad to be indoors and warming up at the studio.

Dianne started us off on a discussion of the three main eras in yoga philosophy:  pre-classical (based on teachings called the Vedas and the Upanishads), classical (which is all about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras) and post-classical (Vedantic and Tantric philosophy).  Geez.  What would I do without Wikipedia?  LOL.

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This student is ready

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – Buddhist proverb

It’s less than two weeks from the start of yoga teacher training.  I admit to being a yoga geek so there’s definite excitement in my anticipation of what lies ahead.  But I’m trying to curb my enthusiasm.  It’s humbling to know how much there is to learn.

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The song of the Gita

I finally finished reading the Bhagavad Gita a few weeks ago.  Yoga school has assigned us the version by Stephen Mitchell.  I’ve never read the Gita before so I don’t have much of a base for comparison.  While I was waiting for my book orders to arrive by mail, I surfed the web and checked out a few on-line versions.  Mitchell’s Gita is inspired.  Like I said, although I don’t really know any better, his translation in English reads like it was meant to be written that way. Continue reading