California is on fire; there have been so many fires lately that I hardly pay attention to the news, then I hear “near Getty museum and UCLA, ” and my ears perk up. I glance at my email and see a short message from my mother “be prepared to evacuate.” All of it is so surreal that my first reaction is to blow it off. “It is not going to be a problem; it is the heart of L.A.” Then it slowly sinks in. But there is nothing to do, nothing that I can do, so I push on with the day.
Amy; beauty and yoga inside and out! The essay you are about to read was written by Amy, one of Spira’s amazing teachers. The beauty of her writing, the rhythmic undulations of her thoughts completely engulfed me, she is truly beauty and yoga inside and outside!
Amy teaches mostly morning classes at Spira, she also has a lovely pilates studio that keeps her very busy, along with two young boys! She is a joy to know, and certainly a gift in my life.
-Dora – owner of Spira P
CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), Reagan, Twitter, History, and Mediation – oh yeah, Dora is getting frustrated, so I do what I can and then let go… This old picture of Albert reminded me that sometimes life is frustrating, but we do the best we can, it shall pass…. I made my morning coffee and opened the morning news. Wall Street Journal had a long and very level headed criticism on the CPAC. As I took shorter and shorter breaths while reading, I stumbled ont
The way you practice yoga, think and speak can heal our world. Listen now A few weeks ago, in part one of Healing Our World blog series, I explained how yoga is not a self-centered practice. (Here is a link to that blog in case you missed it) The goal of yoga is to discover the inter-relatedness of our universe. I have mentioned that the process of finding universality starts with ‘inward gazing’, but the goal is not to get stuck on the inner-centeredness. Via a few examples,
This blog is first in a series: Mindfulness can heal our world- Part One. Listen now If you are a regular practitioner in my classes, you probably heard me saying; “We are all related. This is not your yoga. This is not YOUR time.” I know some of you are a bit shaken by this statement and may even take it personally in a hurtful way. That is not my intention. My intention is to teach yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. But momentary ease of challenges and temporary reduction o
40 Days of Introspection – closing Gratitude Ceremony I have always felt that posting a message right after a deeply emotional experience somehow cheapens the taste of the memory. I rather sit and savor the connections that I have made with people, the knowledge I gained through a wonderful book and the precious moments of ‘awe’ spent together that will forever illuminate my life. This is why it has been years since I have written about Spira’s ’40 Days of Introspection’ work
Desiree Wood This blog has been written by Desiree Wood
Des is a Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care at the VA, Anatomy specialist for Spira Power Yoga Teacher Training, An Avid Yoga Practitioner at Spira Power Yoga and just an all around really good person…. —————– Resolution Revolution; A mindful new year for all After a busy holiday season and hectic work schedule, I rang in 2016 sound asleep by 10 pm, only to be briefly awoken at midnight by the distant sounds of firewor
The philosophy of yoga is very much occupied with finding “true self”, but what that means can be quite tricky to figure out. We are changing and the world around us is certainly changing whether or not we wish for a change. The story you are about to read is a day in a yogi’s life examining the topic of identity and self through cultural identity. This yogi happens to be an immigrant, naturalized citizen to the USA. This yogi is me, Dora your teacher. THE PAST – HOW TO PRESE
Meditation Workshop with Jonathan Bowra Spira Power Yoga February 23, 2013 12:30-3:30pm Here is a little more information on this workshop: Are you curious about meditation? Do you want to learn how to meditate? Have you tried to meditate and have questions about your meditation experience? Are you wondering what type of meditation practice might be appropriate for you? In this experiential workshop you will learn and practice different forms of meditation. Chanting meditatio