A great infographic courtesy of Deepak Chopra Center on the history of meditation:
Light on Yoga by B.K. S. Iyengar is the definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga, the ancient healing discipline for body and mind, by its greatest teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. coqueiphone Illustrations throughout. B.K.S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918 and has been teaching yoga since of the age of 17. He has been one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga for over 70 years and is internationally recognized as a leading authority of hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, “Iyengar Yoga”, is followed by certified teachers across the world. Iyengar was the first person to teach yoga to large groups of students; he lays great emphasis on precision and alignment, a style that is faithfully followed by his students. He is also the only person to teach the highest aspects of yoga – Atma Darshan – through asanas. Through his work, Iyengar has established the relevance of yoga to the treatment and cure of many illnesses, and has received a Doctorate from the United Nations Charter for Peace. In Memoriam Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar (12-14-1918 – 8-20-14) The Beginning… Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918. His father Sri Krishnamachar was a school teacher and therefore Guruji has all his father’s qualities even at this age. Guruji was a victim of malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis in his childhood . At the age of 16, he was introduced to yoga by his Guru Sri T. Krishnamacharya. soldes coque iphone At the age of 18, he was sent to Pune, Maharashtra by his guru to teach and preach yoga as he knew a little of English. This missed his opportunity to learn a lot about yoga directly from his guru. Guruji was a sincere and committed practitioner. His own practice helped him to explore and achieve perfection in yoga asanas. This is reflected in his teachings all over these years. coque iphone outlet His Disciples… B.K.S. soldes coque iphone 2019 Iyengar taught several eminent personalities such as J. Krishnamurti (ideal teacher),Jayaprakash Narayan (freedom fighter), Achyut Patwardhan (commandant of National Defence Academy) and also many physicians and industrialists. coque iphone Guruji’s practice and teachings were well appreciated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad(First President of India), Dr. Mohammad Hatta (ex-Vice President of Indonesia), Pope Paul VI and also by other eminent personalities from different countries. A fortuitous meeting with the violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin in 1952 was instrumental in introducing the Western World to Guruji. Menuhin was responsible in introducing several luminaries to BKS Iyengar. One of them being the Queen Mother of Belgium. His Institute… coque iphone On 26th January 1973, Guruji laid the foundation of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, named after his wife Smt. Ramamani Iyengar. The institute was inaugurated on January 19, 1975. By this time, Guruji’s eldest daughter Geeta and son Prashant were also involved in teaching yoga. They also started teaching at the institute with Guruji. His Teachings… Guruji’s teachings were first published in 1966 as Light on Yoga . This book has been translated into 18 languages. Today, he is the author of 14 books. Guruji was the first person to teach large group of students. He lays great emphasis on precision and alignment which is followed by his students. He gets students to perform and break barriers. He brings about an automatic transformation in the mind and habits of people. He is the only person to teach the highest aspects of yoga – Atma Darshan through asanas. He has taught several famous personalities. In 1998, he taught 800 of his students for a week on the occasion of his 80th birthday at Pune. Again, in the year 2000, he conducted a special course for senior “Iyengar Yoga” teachers from nearly 40 countries. His Practice.. Even today, at the age of 95, he continues to practice. While in practice, he is an artist at work. He is always at ease in any posture he performs. Precision and beauty mark the asana, and the regular practice he advocates integrates the body, mind and emotions. Smt. Geetaji and Prashantji are also totally devoted and committed to teach Iyengar Yoga.
The mission of Meditation Mount is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of the following universal spiritual principles: Right Human Relations The inclusive practice of loving understanding that treats all beings with respect and dignity. Goodwill A powerful and abundant energy that nourishes the greatest good for all life. coque iphone xs max Group Endeavor The group-conscious, collaborative energy that moves us to think and act purposefully together on behalf of the whole. coque iphone Unanimity The recognition of the fact of “one humanity” and the importance of each individual as a unique expression of the One Life. Spiritual Approach The inevitable movement of life to an ever-expanding state of wholeness and joy, through a living relationship with the Divine Presence. coque iphone 2019 pas cher Essential Divinity The acknowledgment and honoring of the Divine Presence in every person and in all life. [symple_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”10px” margin_bottom=”10px”] Meditation Mount was the creative idea of Florence Garrigue who lived at the Mount and oversaw all activities. The facilities were completed in 1971 under the direction of Zelma Wilson, Architect. coque iphone 6 Zelma sought to make the buildings reflect the spirit of the participants, and serve as highly functional structures attuned to their setting. Grant Castleberg of Santa Barbara served as landscape architect for the center. Florence, the Mount’s founder, came to Ojai in 1968 to establish a center for the work of Meditation Groups, Inc. which she had begun 10 years earlier in New York City. coque iphone xs max After selection of the site in the east end of the valley, she worked closely with Ojai architect Zelma Wilson in planning the beautiful Tibetan – style buildings and arranging the financing of the project with generous gifts from people who believed in the work of the organization. The center at the end of Reeves Road then became known as “Meditation Mount.” Their purpose was the fostering of meditation to benefit the world. They achieved this by using small booklets written on various aspects of spiritual topics, sending them by mail to individuals in a rhythmic pattern of every two months. Taking a step back into Florence’s past we can see how all of this evolved. When Florence retired in 1943, she moved to New York to join the Arcane school, an institution for esoteric studies founded by Alice A Bailey. After 10 years there, she and a group of friends started the School for Esoteric Studies in New York which is still active. coque iphone 8 She then became a member of a small informal group of individuals from several countries who met in England for the purpose of fostering meditation to benefit the world. They achieved their purpose by using small booklets written on various aspects of spiritual topics, sending them by mail to individuals in a rhythmic pattern of every two months. It was from this group and its concept that she returned and founded the US branch of Meditation Groups, Inc. Many of the booklets were written by Roberto Assagioli, an Italian Psychologist whose lifework was to bring meditation and spirituality into the realm of psychology and human development. In the mid 1990′s the distribution of meditation booklets was discontinued. Since that time Meditation Mount has functioned an educational center offering spiritual programs that enhance the awakening of the human soul in all aspects of social endeavor. coque iphone 8 Daily and Monthly Full Moon meditations continue to be an important part in the daily rhythm in the Mount’s life.
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Sharon Gannon is a 21st century Renaissance woman who excels in many spiritual, artistic, and social mediums. She is a yoga teacher, animal rights advocate, musician, author, dancer and painter. coque iphone pas cher However, Sharon is best known for creating, along with David Life, the Jivamukti Yoga Method—a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings and the Jivamuktea Café.
“When singing holy mantras, we enter into a safe place. Chanting, like a wise old tree in the middle of the forest, provides a haven, a refuge where we can enter our own hearts, taking shelter from the storms of our ego. When we emerge, strengthened, we can act in the world from a place of love and compassion, seeing all beings and things not as “coming at us” but as coming from us — phantoms arising from our own past actions. Through this kindheartedness, we perceive all as holy beings, each providing us with infinite opportunities to bestow the blessings of kindness and compassion. –Sharon Gannon
Sharon has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books, including Jivamukti Yoga, The Art of Yoga, Cats and Dogs are People Too!, Yoga and Vegetarianism and her brand new release Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes. . Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Toward 2012, Arcana V: Music, Magic and Mysticism, What comes after Money, Semiotexte, Yoga Journal and Origin. Learn to make raw green soup with Sharon…
A Message from Leila Stuart… I have been a student of yoga for over 35 years and a teacher since 1993. coque iphone pas cher Drawing on my passion for anatomy and my background as a Registered Massage Therapist specializing in structural realignment and movement repatterning, I have developed a transformational system of therapeutic yoga called Centerpoint Yoga Therapy, which caters to students with physical, mental and spiritual challenges. In classes and workshops, my focus is to create the conditions for students to experience their wholeness by exploring experiential anatomy and the interplay between awareness, gentle movement and breath. coque iphone By cultivating a felt sense of their “living” anatomy and inherent body wisdom, students can apply this intelligence in a practical way to their own healing process. coque iphone 2019 pas cher In my yoga therapy classes, I invite students to make yoga a living transformational process by asking them to practice “off the mat.” I strongly believe that the whole being in all dimensions must be engaged in order for healing to happen; this can occur when awareness is cultivated on a moment-to-moment basis. coque iphone I also strongly believe that the deeper teachings of yoga can be embodied so as to become a daily transformational experience. I had firsthand experience of the transformational potential of this practice when I developed a debilitating fatigue condition in 2001 and crippling rheumatoid-type arthritis in 2005. For 10 years, I was unable to do anything but the simplest, minimal physical practice; I was so grateful for all of the yoga therapy tools that I knew. It was awareness, meditation and the practice of Witness Consciousness that kept me going and prevented me from living in despair. coque iphone I was always able to do SOMETHING that would bring about some change in what I was experiencing. During this time, yoga transformed from a theoretical practice into an absolutely practical, lived experience.
Andrea Brook is an international performing artist and yoga teacher. coque iphone Andrea has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has led workshops and retreats around the world including the Omega Institute, the TED Conference, Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Island, as well as festivals including Wanderlust, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle and the Envision Festival in Costa Rica. soldes coque iphone Her private lessons and semi-private classes, as well as workshops and retreats are designed to reconnect you to your own wisdom through your body’s expressions, coque iphone outlet your emotional responses and your mind’s internal dialogue, coque iphone and to use yoga as a framework to help individuals to facilitate change and live life fully. soldes coque iphone For more information, visit her website, www.yogagirl.com,