Exploring Yoga Sūtras 2.15 and beyond…. Suffering, its causes and how to avoid future suffering.
As we still find ourselves moving through these unpredictable times, days can feel challenging. I find myself observing difficult situations that arise frequently and how I react to those situations - be it disappointment, frustration, annoyance or fear. I feel things go wrong when I act from a place of misunderstanding - things go better when I take a breath, step back and attempt to engage elegantly with whatever is going on.
Read on to discover more about suffering from the context of the Yoga Sutra, the causes of suffering and how to avoid future suffering.
YS 2.15 - For those with discrimination, suffering is to be found everywhere due to change (pariṇāma), pain (tāpa) and habit (saṃskāra) and also because the mind is in constant flux due to the guṇa.
(Trans. D.Charlton, R. Roy)
Duḥkha: the essential concern
Duḥkha is one of the main concerns of Indian...
For many, being at home, and having access to a multitude of online yoga classes has opened up, and made starting yoga more accessible. For some of us it might have left us a bit ??? about what style/ teacher/ format is right for you.
At Meadowlark Yoga, our Mysore program is a key element of what makes up our daily offering with 4 hours per morning, and evening options also. What’s a Mysore style class? Read more HERE
When we work with beginners in our Mysore community, we like to work in small groups, so there is lots of personal attention, and care can be given individually. This means that we can cater for lots of different levels, bodies and abilities. There is no change for us working online, we keep our groups small, foster community and relationships with each other and are committed to help you grow a lifelong yoga practice. This is why we invite "videos ON" during Mysore classes! Community and connection is...
Mysore updates: 11th March 2021
Due to Government Covid restrictions our Mysore program operates online with our well established program that has been running via Zoom since March 20th 2020.
We appreciate change and transitions have a variety of challenges to them, but know that we, as a teaching team, are committed to providing community, focus, enthusiasm and steadiness for your practice alongside keeping everyone as safe as possible. Keep your practice consistent as we navigate this next part of our Covid journey is key and we look forward to seeing you all on the mat in 2D or eventually 3D!
Our ZOOM for all Mysore offerings is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6447661797 Passcode: yama
ALL BOOKINGS HERE
Mysore weekly Schedule:
Emma Isokivi is our Mysore Director and a long term student of Sarah Hatcher’s. On Saturday 25th July, Sarah is running a special 2.5hr workshop for us online (see more details HERE and at the bottom).
Emma: Sarah why don’t you share a little more about yourself and your connection with Meadowlark?
Sarah: This is fun.
I got connected to Meadowlark Yoga because I came to Meadowlark in 2012 to guest teach and then I ended up staying and the story is a little bit long, but well just the good stuff is I was the director of the program there for a year and a half. Then we moved up to Aberdeen or I started a program up there at Love Yoga. And then we came back to Edinburgh and I was there for another four and a half years or so, and again taught as the director of the Mysore program.
So Meadowlark is, my really heart and...
We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support over the last few months. Some of you have been asking how you can best support us as we navigate the uncertain territory ahead:
For more information and to apply for sponsorship, please visit our Pay-it-Forward page.
Written by Kirsten Waugh, our Evening Mysore teacher and general class teacher at Meadowlark Yoga.
I regularly teach yin yoga classes on the Meadowlark timetable but I’m particularly looking forward to a special moon day practice for our Mysore students this Friday morning. (Booking details HERE)
I know that many of our students attend other classes outside of our Mysore programme and yin won’t be new to everyone. I also know that even the most committed Ashtangi is often also a keen cyclist, swimmer, rock climber, *insert your chosen activity here*.
Some of the theory we use in Yin Yoga comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Yin and Yang are sometimes described as polar opposites but there is no absolute, and one is relative to the other. Yin is cold, dark, passive, feminine, where Yang is hot, bright, active, masculine. The list is far reaching.
If we apply the principles of Yin and Yang to our daily activities many of us are spending more time...
We can hardly believe that it's been 2 months since we scrambled to adjust to our new world online. We were so delighted with how many of you joined us for the ride, without even batting an eyelid - thank you so much for your support, and patience as we tackled the tech.
We are now settling into our new groove and making necessary changes to accommodate the financial shift that comes with the "new normal". As a result, from 1st June 2020 will be increasing our unlimited monthly pass prices. The new prices will be:
One Off 30 Day Livestream Pass - £50
Autorenew Monthly Livestream Pass (minimum 3 months) - £40
But there's still time to get on board with our current autorenew price of £25 per month. If you sign up by 30th May you will be locked in to the £25 rate until you choose to cancel (minimum 3 month period). Once you cancel, the new prices would apply from that point on.
So snag yourself a £25 autorenew pass if you...
Stuck for inspiration or just curious about anatomy? Join Karen on selected Fridays at 4pm for one hour of enthusiastic, fascia-aware, yoga-centric exploration of the internal workings using the Visible Body 3D software plus functional demo and Q&A.
These webinars are all now listed on our Trainings page, you can register for them individually via Zoom through to the easy PayPal payment. Your confirmation email contains the link, so just turn up on the day! Blow your mind with the awesomeness of anatomy, all dates from 1st of May through the 12th of June before Karen's 15-Hour CPD weekend of Level II Anatomy for Yoga (the Five Flows) on the weekend of 13-14th June.
All Zoomed, all full of love and wonder as usual.
Happy Easter, everybody, it's Karen here writing up a wee progress report for you. We are acknowledging the occasion by leveling up our tech another notch. Instead of manually creating Zoom events for each MBO class, logging the unique links into a spreadsheet, manually generating an email list of attendees and emailing these clients two hours before the start of each class (yikes!), then ticking all the boxes for attendance to follow up, we've found an app for that. Fitgrid, in fact. If this helps any other studios who are groaning under the weight of their MBO admin, even better!
What does this mean for our community? Well, here are a few takeaways:
Please be sure to check your spam tomorrow as the new system kicks in....
Now that we are all a little more comfortable with living our yoga online, class numbers in our livestreams have exceeded the max given by our Zoom plan. We apologise that some of you have been unable to get a spot in our classes as the signups increased above 100 participants. But we are happy to announce that the class capacities are now up to 500. As you've invested in us, we've been able to invest in the next tier of account and can serve our community and even see it grow during these uncertain times.
No more waitlist. From today, you are guaranteed to get a spot in your favourite classes on our online timetable. Enjoy!
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