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How to do Marichyasana B: A Step by Step Guide

Marīcyāsana B, also spelled, Marichyasana B (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna), translates to the Pose Dedicated to the Sage Maricihi.  It is the second of four Marīcyāsana poses from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Marichi means, “Ray of Light,” which is one of the aspects of the sun.  This is also the name of a sage, Sage Marichi, who [...]

How to do Marichyasana B: A Step by Step Guide2023-02-04T15:01:27+00:00

How to do Marichyasana A: Step by Step Guide

Marīcyāsana A, also spelled, Marichyasana A (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna), translates to the Pose Dedicated to the Sage Maricihi.  It is the first of four Marīcyāsana poses from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Marichi means, “Ray of Light,” which is one of the aspects of the sun.  This is also the name of a sage, Sage Marichi, who [...]

How to do Marichyasana A: Step by Step Guide2023-02-04T15:08:46+00:00

Ashtanga Yoga Guided Class

If you are looking for good yoga videos online to learn and practice the Ashtanga Yoga system, check out Olotita's youtube channel where we publish guided classes and tutorials for postures of the Ashtanga Yoga primary and intermediate series.  Olotita recently published their newest 60 minute refreshing guided Ashtanga yoga class.  This guided class takes [...]

Ashtanga Yoga Guided Class2022-12-13T18:05:32+00:00

Knee High Christmas Socks

If you follow my youtube channel, or take classes with me, then you know how much I LOVE socks! I teach yoga all day so I'm nearly always barefoot.  And I don't allow shoes on in my house or at The Yoga Shala.  So I find myself in socks all day long.  Over the last [...]

Knee High Christmas Socks2022-12-22T23:48:17+00:00

Ashtanga Yoga Finishing Sequence Postures

Ashtanga yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga that is more traditional than other modern day forms of yoga.  It’s steeped in history, tradition, Sanskrit and consists of set sequences of postures.  Ashtanga yoga is a beautiful flowing practice that links each posture, or asana, with breath (vinyasa). Ashtanga means eight limbs.  The asanas, or [...]

Ashtanga Yoga Finishing Sequence Postures2022-12-13T18:04:37+00:00

Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle After a Loss

Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle After a Loss Grieving is a process that’s different for everyone. Some people may find solace in talking about their loved one, while others may prefer to keep their thoughts to themselves. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, Olotita shares some tips to help yourself [...]

Tips for Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle After a Loss2022-12-14T14:56:19+00:00

Moon Days Swag by Nysa

"Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon." —Maxine Lee In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition we take rest from Yoga Asana practice on the new and full moon. If you'd like to better understand why we take rest on Moon Days check out a blog post I wrote on the [...]

Moon Days Swag by Nysa2022-11-08T18:21:18+00:00

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series asana, Jānu Śīrṣāsana C

Today we explore Jānu Śīrṣāsana C (Head and Knee Pose ) from the Ashtanga Yoga primary series, or Yoga Chiktsa.  In Ashtanga Yoga, you start the practice with Sun Salutations and then move through the standing sequence.  Once you finish the final standing sequence posture, warrior two, you take a vinyasa to the seated postures. [...]

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series asana, Jānu Śīrṣāsana C2022-11-28T18:49:05+00:00

Om Glass Water Bottles by Nysa

Welcome to Nysa Product Spotlight Wednesday! Say no to plastic and yes to reusable water bottles!⠀ ⠀ Available in 16oz and 32oz Om Symbol:⠀ The OM symbol holds an energy that gives this bottle a great vibration thus changing the molecules of the water that you will drink.⠀ ⠀ The back has the Mangala Mantra, [...]

Om Glass Water Bottles by Nysa2022-11-08T18:28:17+00:00

Om Meditation Scarf by Nysa

Welcome to Nysa Product Spotlight Wednesday! Nysa by Olotita carries gorgeous Om Meditation Scarfs made from 100% pure cotton. The Mantra Om-Pattern is printed onto the scarves reminding you of the inner peace you seek. Enjoy a deeper sense of relaxation and inner peace while meditating, reading or out in about in public.  And they [...]

Om Meditation Scarf by Nysa2022-11-08T18:30:41+00:00

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