Over the last 8 years, since I have been the yoga teacher in residence at the twice-yearly Maui retreat with Ram Dass and Krishna Das, many of you have helped me or witnessed the development of Dao Flow yoga into a classical heart-based practice weaving the techniques of movement, sound, chanting & breath, onto consciousness to evoke
♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ ♥ राम राम ♥ The Songs of Kabir Translated by Tagore, R. (1915) Compiled by Saraswati, January 2017 Kabir The poet Kabir was born in Varanasi, India in 1440 ce to Muslim parents and is one of the most interesting figures in Indian mysticism.
Energy Activation – This DVD set uses techniques to activate and direct energy. Upon inhalation you absorb qi (energy), and with exhalation you have the ability to direct that energy into a body area. We use our concentration and power of mind to inhale the energy of life, qi. As we exhale again with our mental focus we direct that
Practicing In Phase – Sync Your Cycle with Your Yoga Practice – Learning to predict when your ovulating will give you the information that you need to know to sync your yoga practice with your menstrual cycle. Each practice is carefully designed to target the specific hormones, organs, glands and acupuncture meridians in charge of optimizing and balancing each phase.
THE PRACTICE During Your Reproductive Years This practice is safe to use all cycle long. If you become pregnant then great, it worked! Simply withdraw from this practice and switch to a pregnancy support program. All the postures and breathing practices that you do in the luteal phase of your cycle are safe during early pregnancy. For more information
Enhance Your Practice: Asana (Poses) We work with asanas (body postures) as part of a healing practice. Each posture serves to nourish organs, and lengthen muscles, while also illuminating the Chinese medicine energy lines called meridians. Acupuncture meridians travel from your extremities to the depths of your body, superficial to deep, connecting all of the tissues and organs of your
Saraswati’s Healing Journey Born into the Eisen Family, I grew up with two older brothers and a little sister. I was accustomed to self-made football teams, and board games complete with six players picked right at home. Pack life suited me, and I always thought that’s how it would be for me: that I’d grow up and have a huge,
~Giving and Receiving Love Heals~ According Daoism, making love is the experience of collecting and absorbing yin and yang from each other. Sometime this discussion has been criticized as erotic, but sex and bonding behaviors actually regulate and benefit health. But sometimes we find ourselves in an uphill battle and squarely facing the meeting point between busy schedules, a love affair now past the honeymoon
The thyroid is a gland located in the lower neck that secretes hormones through the circulatory system to maintain harmony among all organs in the body. A part of the endocrine system, the thyroid controls your metabolism, regulates your body temperature, maintains energy levels, ensures healthy menstruation, and plays a key role in brain and nervous system development. During pregnancy, thyroid hormone controls fetal
Fatigue, Movement, and the Power of the Breath With the onset of colder weather and evenings turning to darkness earlier, it can be easy to fall into sluggish, lethargic patterns. Maintaining energy levels without relying on caffeine or artificial stimulants necessitates deep listening to the body and intuitive, nurturing care. It is important to take a proactive approach to combating