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Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain

Why Iyengar?

Iyengar Yoga, originated by BKS Iyengar (1918-2014), is known for two main ideas: use of props; precision of instruction. BKS Iyengar was the first practitioner-teacher to address the fact that each person has a certain range of flexibility, and that if a student’s body cannot perform the classic pose unassisted, the student does not receive the full benefit of the pose. BKS introduced props to aid the student’s understanding and execution of the pose (a block, for example, to make the floor higher for the down hand in Uttitha […]

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Anna Rain

Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain 2019 Winter Series

Anna Rain is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.  She began her practice in 1994, has been teaching since 2000, and has passed four levels of rigorous assessment to hold currently the level of Junior Intermediate II.  To improve the art and science of her teaching, she studies with her mentors in Pennsylvania regularly, and she visits the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India every two years. Through asana (poses), pranayama, (breath control), and pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Anna seeks to lead students to ever deeper revelations in their spiritual awareness. Her own […]

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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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The Yoga-Ayurveda Connection

Yoga has taken America by storm. The number of Americans who practice some form of yoga has doubled in the last five years, and is now estimated at fifteen million. Three-fourths of fitness clubs offer yoga classes, and yoga was named one of the two fastest-growing segments of the exercise industry by Trendwatch 2000, an annual report on fitness trends. While many view yoga as a gentler way to exercise, most long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just physical — it creates balance in mind, emotions and consciousness […]

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Recharge, Restore, Rejuvenate! The Ayurveda Way to Feel Young at Any Age

No matter what your age, there are things you can do to look and feel younger, healthier, happier. You hold the future of your health in your own hands. The wonderful thing about ayurvedic healing is that it teaches both damage-prevention and damage-reversal; so following these few basic tips from The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians can make a big difference to that image you see in the mirror. Here’s what the Council has to say about looking and feeling young Eat to Live Longer How much of a […]

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