Navaratri and the Golden Age of the Devi

I asked Amma Sri Karunamayi in my Heart – how do I truly honor the Divine Feminine? This question, of course, was inspired by the current presidential election in the United States when we finally may have a woman in the position of Commander-in-Chief.  Fact is the Divine Feminine has been quite suppressed by the patriarchy […]

Sukhasana: The Posture of Ease & Sadhana

Yoga Illumined certified teacher Michelle Widmer suggested we add a Pose or Asana of the Month along with a Theme of the Month for www.yogaillumined.com.  And I thought this a brilliant suggestion.  I love tying them to each other.  The pose of the month is Sukhasana – “Sukha” means ease, joy, freedom, sweetness.  Our Theme of […]

Tips for the Fall – Yoga Illumined Ayurveda

Suddenly, it’s the Fall season.  The air is drier, cooler and jackets and sweaters come out of storage.  How can you feel better as you transition from hot Summer to dry Fall?  Kerry Meath-Sinkin and I discuss a few tips for feeling better and keeping yourself nourished in the Fall:   Here’s what we discuss: […]

Gayatri Mantra with Sumukhi

Sumukhi of Yoga Illumined chants the Gayatri Mantra, a very sacred Vedic mantra used in Agni Hotra or fire ceremony. Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः । तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑णियं(तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं) । भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि । धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥ Devanagari from Wikipedia. Translation: OM. Earth. […]

Togetherness Mantra with Sumukhi

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Kirtan, Music, Austin, Texas, iTunes, Download, Love, Chantihg, Music

Chant with me: Om Saha Navavatu Saha Nau Bhunaktu Saha Viryam Karavavahai Tejasvi Na Vadhitam Astu Ma Vivisavahai Om shantih, shantih, shantih May we work together in peace. May we work together in peace for the good of our mental, physical and spiritual bodies; for the good of the environment; for the good of all […]

Restorative Yoga: Rest at its Best

by Kate Smallwood I can couch potato with the best of ‘em, but that’s not the real deal. Nor is scrolling Facebook while in bed on a Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about Rest – capital R! A funny thing happens when you remind yourself that this word is actually verb. Try it. “To rest” has […]

Doshas – Your Unique Body Type in Ayurveda

Yoga Illumined Ayurveda

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain things?  What governs your mood?  Have you ever wondered why others seem more sensitive to things and you aren’t or vice versa?  Well, Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life originally from India, has determined for centuries that we all have a unique body type based on 3 […]

Paschimottanasana – Seated forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana creates strength through the lower back and spine.  It lengthens the torso, provides space in the lower back – especially for many of us who sit in Western chairs all day long, unconsciously compressing the lower back. From an energetic standpoint, it creates a seal (mudra) in the body of protection. […]

Cosmic Music – Inner Nadam

Join us for Kirtan at The Sanctuary at Amala this Monday with the Austin Bhakti Kirtan Tribe.  Tickets are only $10 – and you can come for part or all of the chanting – enjoy the Cosmic Music — https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=36182. I was lucky enough to spend time at The Brahmananda Ashram, Yoga Society of San Francisco […]

Om Hrim Lakshmiyai Namaha with Zoe and Sumukhi

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Zoe Mantarakis, Yoga Illumined, Yoga Teacher Training, Austin, Texas, Yogafly, Yogini, Yoga Leadership Training

Chant with Zoe Mantarakis and Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza of Yoga Illumined to open your heart, and increase abundance in every aspect of your life. You receive only what you can handle.  Open your arms and without any attachment, receive the entire Universe and give it all back with equanimity and peace. Om shantih om, Sumukhi  

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