p.s. please share this with your friends and family who practice Yoga, especially those new to Yoga.
Join me now on my YouTube channel where I offer you, virtual yoga classes. There currently are 3 classes available and one fully guided Relaxation class. I am making these videos firstly for my Purchase College students who are currently Distance Learning due to the Pandemic. However, many of my Yogini and Yogi Friends have asked about the videos and are enjoying them in the comfort of their home. Some people especially appreciate the Guided Relaxation where they can start the video and set themselves on their mat or their bed and experience a restful Savasana or Deep peaceful night sleep. During this unprecedented challenging time many of us are feeling anxious, angry, sad, unsettled about so many unknowns. If we can have a regular Yoga practice this helps us balance our minds, body, energetic patterns and in turn we can find stillness and peace. I hope you may make time to visit the YouTube channel, Yoga with Julie Broglin, or Julie Broglin. Please help me grow the channel and click the bell so you will be notified when the next new Yoga class is available. Please share the Free classes with your Friends and Family who may be missing going to their regular fitness, wellness classes. Know the Guided Relaxation is wonderful for All, even those who never have done Yoga before, even children. I would love to know about your experience with the virtual yoga classes so please leave me your comments on the YouTube channel. Take the best care, stay safe and healthy, Namaste 🙏🏽 Julie
In this short Youtube video Sadhguru, the Founder of the Isha Foundation, explains a simple process for self-protection. Isha Foundation offers a course on the ancient yogic process known as Bhuta Shuddhi, which I have participated in, but could not share with others who have not gone through the program. So I am grateful that now Sadhguru offers for everyone ways they may naturally and freely protect themselves. The one thing that is a cost is for a copper water vessel. The Isha Shoppe, an online store, has good quality copper cups, vessels, containers, of course, Amazon also has products. Please consider making your purchase from The Isha Shoppe, [www.ishashoppe.com look for the heading “Crafts”] as to keep support for the Foundation, in gratitude for all the vital help it offers yoga practitioners globally. The Isha Foundation does have a few products available for purchase on Amazon including copper bottles, the cups, and more affordable choices are best found from The Isha Shoppe.com site. I order items regularly from this site, it comes from the Tennessee Ashram in the USA, [for orders placed in America] is a safe and rather efficient handling and shipping facility. The Isha Foundation products are excellent quality copper and made in India.
When you place your water in the copper cup for overnight charging, do cover it with a clean natural fiber cloth or a copper lid. You may want to put a flower petal on top of the cloth for a sweet blessing, not necessary for the basic benefits. In fact, Sadhguru describes how traditional Indian Grandmothers cared for their water vessels for the best insurance for themselves and loved ones.
Please watch, consider, make plans, and share widely with family, friends, and more. Thank you to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation Volunteers for all the work they do to supply valuable information globally and building, maintaining the Ashrams in India and the USA.
Thanks for watching, take good care, Namaste
Learn to use this practical, hands-on method for a happier and healthier life. Please click the link below to read about the Jin Shin Jyutsu Practice called the Finger Holds by clicking the link below. I have an earlier post on March 11, 2015, with a YouTube video showing how to practice the Finger Holds. Remember to breathe while practicing. Practice often, every day for benefits to build, emotions balanced and more. Please share this easy Practice for well-being with others. Here’s to your good health! Namaskaram OM
Take a journey into the Scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga in this free-to-watch UPLIFT film.
Please share this video, just click the link below to view about 23 minutes long, thanks, Namaste
Source: Watch ‘The Science Behind Yoga’
Today I saw a post on FaceBook by “Uplift/Connect” an article by Brian DeGregory entitled “Is the essence of yoga being lost in the self-obsessed Instagram age?” In the section about “Please stop Yoga Selfies” he writes….”I don’t think this helps bring this beautiful and ancient practice to those who need it most. In fact, I think it sends intimidating messages to those who might feel their bodies are not flexible or that they don’t have the perfect “yoga body” (like the way social media images portray). It’s a big call, but I will even go as far as comparing the aspect of posting such images with the fashion companies who only use size 0 models. It’s just not what yoga is supposed to be about.”…Yoga is for spiritual development, not for show.”
Thank you Brian DeGregory for having the understanding about real authentic Yoga and the courage to publish your views. Many in the west are so unconnected and do not know the ancient Indian lineage or that it is one of the best gifts one culture has given to All of mankind. As well, most are not learning authentic practices for if they would know it, they surely would be inherently bound to respect it. I teach yoga in a variety of settings one is a New York State public college, my courses are for college credit in a liberal arts degree setting. My young and energetic students are confused when they begin the semester arriving in what looks like beach apparel or sexy fitness outfits. I know its not their fault as those who have commercialized Yoga to become “Americanized” have set this tone. Oftentimes students drop my course as they cannot bare to wear modest clothing as they prefer their sexy garb. (Don’t worry, these slots are filled in days by the other eager students on waitlists!) What I try to get across is that this is a highly intimate and revolutionary process they are journeying on and it should not be denigrated by peering voyoueristic eyes of their classmates or passerbys. The process is highly internal using the body as an external tool to balance the many energetic patterns within the physicality, the mental and emotional realms so they can find momentary stillness and harmony. I have the privilege to witness this amazing process and am in awe every time and am most humbled by it! So, of course I am shocked when I see my FaceBook Friends who are students and fellow yoga practitioners posting Yoga Asana Selfies! This just pollutes and devalues their power by sharing these images. I would so much rather they posted in text how their yoga sadhana has helped them cope with their hectic schedules, to complete their degrees with high grades, reduced their need for asthma meds, or other meds for depression, anxiety, or prevented surgery for scoliosis or back pains, or prevented them for causing bodily harm to their boss and avoided being arrested when asked to work another shift after having worked the entire weekend missing their child’s T-ball game for not even a cent more in wages! Many are limited in their yoga journey by poorly trained yoga teachers who earn “certificates” in a couple of 16 hour workshops, or Teachers who feel their Egocentric experience supersedes that of The AdiYogi – Shiva, and Shri Patanjali, (do you think they even know who these Greats were?) I have been fortunate to have studied in many sacred and esteemed schools and ashrams in India. I was afforded these experiences by my private students and one super /yoga practitioner/ patron and my family. This may be out of reach economically for yoga teachers across the board but The Isha Foundation has an Ashram/Campus in Tennessee in the USA. At Isha, one is afforded a truly authentic classical Indian yoga immersion. Please do check out their website: http://www.ishafoundation.org and join their mailing lists and like their Facebook pages to get daily inspirational offerings, event announcements, newsletters than have wonderful informative articles about authentic yoga. I remain indebted to all my teachers, Gurus and especially to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for creating such an accessible many layered platform to spread the yogic knowledge globally.
The images above show above: The AdiYogi (Shiva) being consecrated in India by Sadhguru and the Isha Volunteers. Shiva is the Founding Father of All Yoga. The next images are here to try to show a tiny glimmer of what may happen when we balance our energies in a conscious manner along with and becoming apart and no longer separate from nature.
Watch the ‘Yoga for Change’ Film at: http://www.upliftconnect.com/yoga-for-change-video.com once on their site look for article, “Practicing Real Yoga in the Age of Selfies” you will find the video at end of the article….please share and thanks to Uplift/Connect for sharing these important views. Namaskaram
“Your mind is not your own. It is a complex amalgamation of all kinds of influences. The more you are identified with it, the further away you are from your True Being…..” Sadhguru
Please do click the link below the picture to see the chart of instructions to practice The Isha Kriya. This practice combines pranayama, meditation, chanting and it is a cumulative practice that adds and builds benefits as one continues the practice. Do check the archives to see the post with the video of Sadhguru explaining the benefits, as he gives true inspiration for one to embark upon the journey for Self-Realization. Please feel free to share this with family, friends and especially foes! Feel free to leave your comments here. Here’s to the Best You! Thank You Sadhguru and The Isha Volunteers! Namaste OM
Please click the link above to see the video from The Isha Foundation with Sadhguru explaining about Yogasana. Thank you Sadhguru for sharing your Pearls of Wisdom and the whole Isha Foundation Family. Namaskaram OM
Please click the text below to read what Sadhguru has to share with us about how to grow in our yoga practices.
Thanks again to Isha Foundation for educating those of us who are serious about your yoga. Namaste.