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Newsletter January, 2012

In this issue:

Happy New Year!

As we come to the end of calendar year 2011, I would like to extend my good wishes to you and your family for a healthy and joyous 2012 ahead. As I look back, the year 2011 has been a good one for me, my family and most importantly for the yoga classes that I teach. Indeed,  I have much to be grateful for. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my students who have continued to support and encourage me through their participation in the various yoga programs that I offer. In particular, the early morning programs - the 21-day yoga challenge and the Pranayama/Meditation Intensive - have been very well received by all those who attended these programs.


Unlimited yoga during January for $50

Give your New Year a healthy start and enjoy unlimited level 1 yoga classes during January for only $50. Please visit the schedule page on my website for the current schedule. Contact me via phone or email if you would like to sign up.

21 Days to Transformation Jan 9-29

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day yoga challenge as follows:

  • When: Monday, January 9- Sunday, January 29, 2012.
  • Time: 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
  • Where: Kalasrishti - 3000 Bearcat Way, Suite 112, Morrisville, NC 27513 (off Aviation Parkway)
  • Commitment:
    • A firm commitment to complete the program without missing a day
    • At the end of the program, continue the same practice at home for another 21 days to make it a life-long habit
  • Cost: $125

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Asteya (non-stealing)

Vyasa defines "steya" or "theft" as "taking things from others while not following the guidelines provided in the scriptures. There are scriptures called "Dharma Shastras" which define codes of conduct that contain guidelines for behavior in all situations in life. Viewing someone else's possession such as property or wealth as "mine" and taking possession of it forcefully, deceitfully, unjustly or illegally is stealing. They also preclude acceptance of gifts. "Asteya" or non-stealing is the opposite value which negates these behaviors and actions.

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Yoga in the News

Penetrating Postures: The Science of Yoga

"... I was amazed at the changes it was effecting in my body, and even better, my mind. But the science nerd/Western medicine part of me wondered how, exactly, it was doing this. I could wager some guesses based on what I know about the body, but wanted to talk to some people who actually study this stuff for a living."

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Meditation found to increase brain size

"Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input."

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Yoga may ease insomnia, menopause problems

A couple of yoga sessions a week could help ease sleep problems and other effects of menopause, a small study suggests.


Have a question/suggestion?

If you have a yoga-related question, please write to me and I would do my best to provide an answer in a timely manner. I would love to hear your suggestions for future newsletter articles.

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