#tbt to a super pregnant superwoman, beBhakti’s owner Lauren Magarelli with Betsy Davis of @bhaktibarnyoga and Dana Flynn of @laughinglotusny ! Power tribe. Tonight at 5:30 is the last Bhakti Bump class of 2017, with future dates announced soon. See you there mamas!
Om Namah Shivaya 🕉
Lord Shiva is also known as #Nataraj , the Dancing God. This divine art form is performed by Lord Shiva & his divine consort Goddess Parvati. The dance performed by Lord Shiva is known as Tandava. Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of #creation , #preservation and #dissolution . Tandava depicts his violent nature as the destroyer of the universe.
Types of #Tandav :
There are 7 different types of Tandava. The tandava performed with joy is called 'Ananda Tandava' & that which is performed in violent mood is called 'Rudra Tandava'. The other types of tandava identified are Tripura Tandava, Sandhya Tandava, Samara Tandava, Kaali Tandava, Uma Tandava and Gauri Tandava.
Significance of Shiva′s Tandava Nritya
The #cosmic dance of Shiva, called ′Anandatandava,′ meaning, ‘the Dance of Bliss’ symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation & destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth & death. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the 5 principle manifestations of eternal energy - creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, & illusion.
The #dance of Shiva also represents his 5activities namely,
′Shrishti′ - creation, evolution
′Sthiti′ - preservation, support
′Samhara′ - destruction, evolution
′Tirobhava′ - illusion
′Anugraha′ - release, emancipation, grace.
The dance performed by Goddess #Parvati is known as Lasya. In Lasya, the movements are gentle, graceful & sometimes erotic. Some scholars call Lasya, the feminine version of Tandava. Lasya is of two kinds - Jarita Lasya & Yauvaka Lasya. According to the Puranas, Shiva dances a wild & vigorous (tandava) dance in the cremation grounds at night but dances a soft & graceful (lasya) dance in the tranquillity of the twilight.
Are you coming??? 😍 There's no place like home sweet @xinalani home 🌺 I'm leading my 4th annual Happiness Yoga Retreat, May 19th- 26th, 2018. Hope you can join... Just a few spots left! 🙏 All the details... Click the link in my profile. 🕉 Financial aid/scholarships are available for need-based students. Message me for details! 🌈 Love!
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music. - Kurt Vonnegut
Can’t wait to sing with you tonight at @thisisyogasydney, 6-8pm!
📷 - @tomlajones
I'm gonna get really real for a second. Living with a chronic illness is hard as fuq.
Most days I feel completely "normal" but when cystic fibrosis decides to act up it's challenging. All I want is to go to work, practice yoga, and lead a couple of classes a week. But, sometimes life decides that's not in the cards and I end up staying in bed.
My soul aches on weeks like these. I find myself questioning if I should even lead public classes because I'm not dependable. I start to focus on how I wish things could be different. How rad it would be to be "normal". But gratitude is what comes out of weeks like these. I know I hold space for others on a deeper level because of my in-depth knowledge of suffering. When I'm able to make class my heart is so full it could burst. I'm eternally grateful for my friends who cover my classes and remind me it's okay to be sick.
Gratitude. It's what keeps semi sane on the painful days.
Happy Friday, everyone! 💗 I hope this makes you smile... I saw it at the beach the other day... Apparently Mother Nature has a sense of humor... 😄 ...Leading all levels Candlelight Flow tonight, 6:15pm at @yogatreesf Stanyan... Hope to see you! 💕 Love. 🙏
Putting the finishing touches on our Belize Retreat in January! This retreat is sold out but stay tuned for our dates for 2018/2019🌴
If someone loves you because you are theirs, then it is because you are property.
If someone loves you for who you are, then you are blessed and fortunate. 🌈
Love is not selfish
Love is not bound
It will be found
Love transcends time, space, reality and dimensions.
When you become love.
You see the roots of everyone feed from the same soil.
Love for you.
Love for me.
Boo xo 🌈🌹💜
Divine and conscious love and blessings to all reading and grounding these words.
We need to be honest with ourselves with where we are and have patience and be gentle with ourselves on this journey. For what is it that you are truly looking for? If it is lasting love and peace of mind, peace of being a peace that “…passeth all understanding…” then we must be diligent and work to battle the inner forces that attack us.
This inner battle is as old as time itself, it is the battle of the Holy Gita itself. Arjuna, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra,loses the urge to fight for on the opposing army what does he see? Family, friends, people he knew. On seeing this he felt he could not fight them.
Who are these people on our opposing battle? They are our family of thoughts and feelings, those ideas that we are so use to that we cannot fight against them solely for the fact that we feel that we know and need them, they have become like family for us.
And, and this is a key point, that even knowing the Truth, even having the Lord right beside you, even knowing with full conviction the truth of who and what you are does not mean that the inner battle does not take place.
Arjuna had Lord Krishna Himself beside him, Lord Krishna Himself taught him the lofty and subtle teachings of all the Vedas and Upanishads, Arjuna was shown how everything is in the hands of the Lord and the ultimate outcome has already been decided, yet despite that, what did Arjuna do? He fought his battle.
This is where many find themselves. Many have sufficient knowledge of spiritual matters, even experiences, but that does not mean that the inner movements of the person disappear automatically.
As long as we are still embodied, the movements of conditioning will be there, the difference for the one “who knows” is that these movements of conditioning are seen for what they are.~Agnisattva~
Last night’s offering of yin, somatic movement, and restorative with hot stones! The students left class glowing, and I’m pretty sure someone was sleeping during peak pose 🤗😴🧘🏻♀️🎶✨ #rowenamittalyoga#sfyoga
Thanks @j9trini @glowyogasf for the opportunity to share the yin to my yang practices 🙏💗✨ Thanks @stephaniesnyderyoga for sharing somatic movement @lovestoryyoga #yogateachertraining 📚
Join us TOMORROW NIGHT @8limbsyoga for a joy-filled celebration of the divine!
This is our first 8limbs kirtan since September and we can't wait to sing with you again...we have missed you so much! Our travels were full of so many blessings, but nothing can compare to being together in community, friendship and satsang! ✨😍✨
We'll be joined by Janell Hartman on djembe, and YOU on vocals! Hari Bol!
Saturday, Dec 16
All are welcome!
FREE special community yoga practice, December 23rd, at @baluyoga / Celebrate the rebirth of the sun, self and community. Please join me for this deeply intentional practice of Forgiveness created by Sri Baba Hari Dass. The Forgiveness Asana Series is a moving meditation of 28 Namaskars (salutations) joined together via mantra. Each namaskar and mantra (sacred sound) will represent a quality within that hinders self-development and the ability to ‘yoke’ with one another. Together as one collective tribe we bow (pranam) through moving meditation (Asana) and release these qualities giving space for rebirth. Deep winter begins the winter solstice, Uttarayana, and is a great time to celebrate abundance! Please arrive early to reserve your space. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners and all are welcome. Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of Balu Yoga and Wellness! #yoga#therealstoke#bhakti#babaharidass#pranam#seerevelstoke#baluyoga#mountmadonna#saltspringyogacentre#joinusnow#foregiveness#wintersolstice
Guess who will be here New Years Day? .
RUSTY WELLS! ♥️
Join him for a special Warrior of Love Bhakti Flow 1/01 from 2-4PM! .
Let’s take all the power and passion we build up from the practice and harness it for universal and personal good. We work so hard in all those asanas that require us to give ourselves completely. What good is this if we don’t find some genuine purpose for all these efforts? Bhakti can transform the “why”; in the practice towards a greater good in our lives. Together, let’s become Warriors of Love to strengthen our resolve against hatred and division in order to bring peace and love to all those in need. Come prepared to sweat and sing and wake up whats long been forgotten.
www.yogaflowsf.com —> workshops page
I'm looking forward to coming back to the Yoga Barn this Sunday for a beautiful celebration of life in support of two great causes!
We will be supporting two amazing Glasgow based projects Scottish Action for Refugees and Tara, who support women and children affected by trafficking!
है भारत की शान हमारी गौ माता
जो व्यक्ति सुबह उठकर गौ माता की परिक्रमा करता है वह व्यक्ति समस्त पापो से मुक्त हो जाता है
It is not our food it is our friend
Finally had a free moment to get “seasonal” with the fam. We love this time of the year!!❤️🎄 Wishing warmth, joy, & love to our sweet South Philly community, the larger Philly community, & the even larger community that is our world. 🌎 May we immerse ourselves in the spirit of giving, not just to our specific loved ones, but to all God’s creatures - big, small, furry, leafy, black, brown, & blue; of different beliefs, of different genders, rich & poor, young & old, happy & sad, angry & calm, within & without... near & far 🌹❤️
A y u r v e d a- the science of health, one of the amazing subjects we cover in our teacher training. Learn ancient wisdom about how to stay healthy and connected to your body in any season or circumstance. Learn to see food as medicine. Ayurveda’s practices can help your body be healthier and more energized than ever! Early bird discount (save $200) for teacher training ends 1/15, sign up online or message us for details.