Exploring the Eight Limb Path of Yoga: The Yamas, Living Yoga

Exploring the Eight Limb Path of Yoga: The Yamas, Living Yoga

By: Juliana Cole – Living Yogi, Yoga Instructor, Studio Manager at Yoga Heights   Hello Yogis! Thanks for tuning in again as we continue our discovery of the Eight Limb Path of Yoga. In this post, we will look more closely at the first limb: the Yamas. Last month I mentioned that I’d be writing about the Yamas and Niyamas in this post but as I dive into writing these posts and attempt to make them engaging and not overwhelming, I keep pulling back on adding more content. So I have split this post into two: this month you’ll get the Yamas & next month, the Niyamas!   Quick review – the eight limbs or stages of yoga are all about the practical application of yoga. What is the goal? BLISS, self-realization! You know, that glimmer that you have felt when you’re on the mat or out in nature where you get the sensation that you are one with everything. Maybe it appears more as a feeling of peace or a gentle quiet sensation or freedom from the things that otherwise make you feel restrained or conflicted – all of that is yoga and the journey to that oneness is also yoga.   We start here with the Yamas. The Yamas and Niyamas can be considered the ten ethical principles with which we guide our thoughts and actions; how we treat ourselves and the world around us, so to speak. Instead of thinking of these as a list of characteristics that you should emulate, think of these as descriptions of what you already embody that you practice to fine-tune...
Yoga Heights Takoma Class Schedule Preview: Which classes are you most excited about?

Yoga Heights Takoma Class Schedule Preview: Which classes are you most excited about?

We are so excited to be opening our brand new second location so soon!  Take a peek at our class schedule for Takoma and let us know which classes you are most excited to take by commenting below.  If you want us to add other classes or time slots, let us know by commenting here.  Then go to www.yogaheightsdc.com and sign up to save your spot in opening week classes!     Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday AM AM AM AM AM AM AM 8:45-9:45 Barre (Kristin) 6:15-7:15 All Levels (Dianne) 6:30-7:30 Power Flow (Gregory) 6:15-7:15 All Levels (Jess G.) 6:30-7:30 Power Flow (Gregory) 6:15-7:15 All Levels (Amanda W.) 8:45-9:45 Power Flow (Colleen) 9:00-10:15 All Levels Flow (Emily A.) 9:30-10:30 Pilates (Liz) 10:00-11:00 Power Flow (Gregory) 10:00-11:00 Baby & Me Yoga (Mariela) 10:00-11:00 Back to Basics (Colleen) 10:45-12:00 All Levels Flow (Liz) PM PM PM PM PM PM PM 12:00-1:00 All Levels Flow (Alex) 12:00-1:00 All Levels Flow (Juliana) 12:00-1:00 All Levels Flow (Amy) 12:00-1:00 All Levels Flow (Becky) 12:00-1:00 All Levels Flow (Rhiannon) 5:00-6:00 Half Price Flow (Gregory) 5:00-6:00 Half Price Flow (Amy) 5:00-6:00 Half Price Flow (Buck) 5:00-6:00 Half Price Flow (Becky) 5:00-6:00 Half Price Flow (Juliana) 6:00-7:00 Beats Yoga (Justina) 6:15-7:15 Back to Basics (Cole) 6:15-7:30 All Levels Flow (Natalie) 6:15-7:15 Back to Basics (Jess P.) 6:15-7:30 All Levels Flow (Becky) Barre? Isabel 6:15-7:30 All Levels Flow (Alex) 6:30-7:30 Power Flow (Jenn F.) 6:30-7:30 Fusion Flow (Amy) 6:30-7:30 Power Flow (Angela) 6:30-7:45 Prenatal Yoga (Jess G.) 7:45-8:45 Yin (Matthew) 7:30-8:45 All Levels Flow (Jess P.) 7:45-8:45 Restorative (Juliana)   We will continue to shape...