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Ashtanga Yoga Ignites our Spiritual Fire

Reading once, that if we don't "go thru" anything then how can anything happen in our lives. It's so easy to say that we all go thru things for a reason, yet sometimes those reasons are hard to understand. Why does life sometimes have to be so painful? Sometimes we may never fully understand the workings of the universe, it may not be our job to understand, it maybe a better job to observe what is happening in our lives and allow ourselves to feel our emotions so we can acknowledge them and release them. Inhale and exhale, taking in and letting go creates transformation.

We feed our spiritual fire when we practice Ashtanga Yoga. We "go thru" many positions, some easy and some more challenging, and as we learn to approach all the poses equally with no attachment the real yoga begins. In Buddhism our soul is described as diamond, pure with many facets. As we see ourselves as diamonds we acknowledge that parts of ourself need to be chipped away at to reveal a higher degree of brilliance. The chipping away process can feel painful and at times confusing of who we are, this is good work. This is our spiritual fire, melting down so we can rebuild.
Namaste, Amber Gean

Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)