Class information

Join Shelly and Leslie every Tues and Thur morning for yoga class. We have beginners join us all the time, so don’t worry if you are new. We teach safe, moderate yet energizing yoga for all. Here’s a map and photo of the studio.
Ballet Arts Studio
566 S 5th W Rexburg, Idaho
9-10 am.
$8 drop in. $40 monthly.

On Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm Leslie teaches at World Gym in Rexburg. You do not have to be a member, just $5 at the door.

Contact info:
leslie at rexburgyoga.com
208-356-9163
shellyspratling at gmail.com

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Saying the graceful thing to those suffering

Here is some instruction about a general principle of how to know the right kind of response when others are suffering. I am copying the whole story and giving the link from whence it came.

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Illustration by Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Time
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Sahaja Meditation

We experienced Sahaja Yoga Meditation in class today and some class members wanted more information. I will post links to websites and to some mp3′s that I edited for personal use.
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Quote: And God Said “No”

A quote brought in by a class member. I will have to get more info about the source.

I asked God to take away my pride, and God said No.
He said it was not for Him to take away, but for me to give up,
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Kundalini Yoga Retreat link

Several have asked me about this retreat coming up, so here is the link. Yes, I’m going and I’m happy there is a yoga and meditation retreat so close to home.
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Link for retreat
This is a link to a discount, so you will have to click around to find the info for the retreat and then go back to the discount page to pay.

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Moon Salutation

Early this morning we were able to view the full moon and a total lunar eclipse. Its the perfect opportunity to celebrate in our morning yoga class with the moon salutation.

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Back Care

There is a correlation between back pain and perceived stress. They build and feed off each other into a vicious cycle. The perceived stress heightens the response of the nervous system and increases muscle tension. The tension does not allow the best circulation and thus increases inflammation and back pain.

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Nelson Mandela quote

Our practice this week will be one of the warrior poses as a reminder to meet life’s challenges as a peaceful warrior.

A quote from Nelson Mandela, who died just last week goes like this:

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

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Quote by Pandit Rajmani Taigunait

Pandit Rajmani Taigunait is the spiritual leader of the Himalayan Institute. He says,

“According to the Yoga Sutra, only a practice that helps us understand the unique privileges inherent in our body, breath, and mind qualifies as a yoga practice. Practices that help us become healthy in body and clear in mind, and eventually help us discover our dormant potentials, are yoga practices. “

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Forgiveness and Abundance

Sometimes the best things that happen in our yoga community take place after class; Food, sharing stories, supporting each other with life challenges. Here are some resources that a student has requested be posted online as a result of an after-class conversation.

We hope everyone enjoys them. These resources are specifically from the LDS pool, but they also support and agree with yoga philosophy, particularly from the yamas and niyamas: Ahimsa (non-violence and compassion), Asteya (Nonstealing), Aparigraha (Nonpossessiveness), Santosha (Contentment), and Ishvara Pranidhana (Surrender to God).
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New Trend for Fitness Buffs?

New Trend for Fitness Buffs? Walk and Talk to Walk Your Talk Wellness News www.wellness.com
Between work, watching TV, internet surfing or playing computer games, Americans on average are sitting 9.3 hours/day, exceeding the 7.7 hours that we are sleeping. We take this way of life for granted, in the same way smoking used to be the social norm rather than the exception.

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