Rise and Shine Yoga Routines
BED YOGA
While you are asleep you are under the care of three energies: magnetic, electric and
pranic (life force). These energies should be adjusted to t
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Praana- The Breath of Life
Breath is the place to start The first and last things we do in this physical lifetime are to take a breath. Along with oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide
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  Overeating — A Poem by Yogi Bhajan     Photo by Satsimran Kaur My dear flexible beautiful children,
The future and hope of tomorrow.
You will have v
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THE POWER OF A NOBLE WOMAN ~To be very honest with you, a woman who is not a noble woman and who does not talk through her radiance, is not a woman. The greatest decoration a woman can have is
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UPLIFT AND SERVE OTHERS ~“There’s only one thing which will bring happiness to you. When you humble yourself and serve others, th
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WINTER CHALLENGE 2012-2013
Before the Times Challenge You, Challenge Yourself!

To inspire you on your path to do more yoga, we challenge you to take 16 days of yoga in 30 days or less, anytime before the Spring Equinox. You can take as many classes as you like, but you must show up at Aquarian Yoga on 16 days out of 30 before March 21.

So, you must show up 16 days at AYC in a period of 30 days or less, anytime before March 21.

In recognition of your hearty efforts, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a limited edition "I love Kundalini Yoga" T-shirt.

Additionally, all of those who complete the challenge will be entered in a raffle to win a
6 Month Unlimited Membership and multiple other prizes.

Sign up for the Winter Challenge at the front desk during your next visit to Aquarian Yoga or sign up online. Registration is free and you must sign up to participate.


Registration for the Winter Challenge closes on February 21.

Raffle will take place at the Spring Equinox event on March 21st.

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With commitment, all things are possible. Without it, nothing is possible.

My dear Master Yogi Bhajan said it simply:

"Life without commitment is like a flower without fragrance. Life without commitment is like a moon without light."

The fear to commit comes from the mistaken belief that when we commit we lose our ability to choose something better.

In reality, until we commit we have chosen nothing and we have nothing. Non-commitment preserves only the illusion of choice without any reward.

Often students ask me, "What do you need to do to become a good student, a good yogi or a great yoga teacher?"

Some ask if they need to have done yoga for a few years first or if they should be able to touch their toes(!).

The answer is always one: Commitment! If you commit to this practice you'll polish your self and shine like a diamond.

In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali of nearly 2000 years ago, it was written:

"This practice of yoga is built, with devotion and commitment, over a lengthy time period." (I, 14)

Not a six weeks Yoga Series, not a ten-month teacher training program, not a few months, but a "lengthy" period of time that can only come from commitment.

One of the reasons the ancient Yogis practiced yoga was to keep their bodies healthy and youthful so they would have the time to achieve mastery.

Perhaps the word "commitment" may intimidate you. Maybe you have just been doing yoga for a few days, weeks, or a few months and commitment is not in your aspirations or plans.

Remember that commitment begins in steps. The steps can be small and modest at first. For example, coming to yoga class twice a week is most likely a commitment for the average person.

The only requirement is that you remain absolutely consistent and constant in your commitment, regardless of the step you take. If you commit to doing yoga twice a week, it is always twice a week. When you compromise, negotiate, or neglect a commitment for any reason, you will ultimately fail.

In life we always will be challenged in our commitment, without a test we cannot grow and become strong in our commitment.

When your commitment is challenged, take a moment to see how you respond. You can learn a lot about yourself and the ways you self-sabotage. Sick? Too busy? No money? Not in love anymore? Maybe tomorrow? Who cares?

In the face of commitment, all excuses are self-abuses.

Compared to many things in life, a yoga practice is an easy commitment. Its rewards are immediate, transforming and continuous.

Your commitment to a yoga practice brings a change that permeates every area of your life. And it brings the opportunity for commitment in all aspects of your existence: relationships, career, health, and all things worthwhile.

"To discover the wonderful and infinite being you are, doesn't take much, but to remind yourself of your infinity everyday and live accordingly, it takes self-discipline." ~Akalsukh Singh~

All yoga classes and yoga workshops count. Your membrship, package, drop-in and even group-on are ok to take the challenge.

So, you must show up 16 days at AYC in a period of 30 days or less, anytime before March 21.