Please read Julie’s blog below and follow this link to see a full description of the tour.
Join Maine Bikram Yoga on a trip to Ireland!
Have you been dreaming about visiting Ireland? Well, I’m writing to share info about a spectacular adventure coming up this spring with Maine Bikram Yoga. You can check out the full and fantastic itinerary here: http://longervacations.com/maine-bikram-tour-ireland-2014/ . This blog is designed to address questions you might have, ease some of your fears and have you updating your passport, packing your bags and booking your spot to travel with us.
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As students of an asana yoga practice, we work to improve our understanding of ourselves by experiencing ourselves within each moment. This is achieved by exposing ourselves to certain variations of form or expression, aka asana, and then observing the reactions, sensations, and fluctuations that occur within ourselves. To remain observant is difficult, to say the least. We can facilitate this process with the creative breath. In most circumstances, throughout most of our lives, breathing is an automatic (autonomic) and reactionary process. For example, when we encounter some strenuous or stressful circumstance our breathing pattern reacts to this and adjusts rate and depth without any conscious act. We take this for granted. In fact, we rely on the inevitability of the reaction to carry us through the experience. In an effort to remain observant of ourselves within each moment, it is helpful to alter the relationship we have with our breathing. Instead of allowing breath to remain automatic and reactionary, bring the movement of breath to the forefront of imagination and cerebral activity. Breathe as a conscious and creative act. The asana and the experience of the asana within the moment then is a result of the breath. The breath is the creative source of the experience. This is a fundamental shift in perception that while subtle, profoundly transforms a practice and our experience of ourselves.