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Connecting Yoga & Surfing: Physical Connection

Surfing and yoga are both physically demanding activities. After a long surf session, a person feels fatigued and their muscles are sore, but one still has a feeling of overall relaxation and calmness. This experience is similar to a rigorous yoga session when a person feels their muscles have been lengthened, and stress has been […]

The Ramayana

I am in the middle of reading the Ramayana, the tale of Rama: one of the great figures in Indian lore. I am reading the version by William Buck…here is my retelling of one of the early moments of intrigue: In heaven high above Indra turned and hissed like an angry snake, his fine robes […]

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

Adho Mukha Svanasana or (Downward Facing Dog) is a wonderful asana (posture) to increase the flexibility of your hamstrings, calf muscles and shoulders and to release tension from the neck. As well as, improving circulation in the legs, rejuvenating the entire body, relaxes the heart and a great upper body strengthener for inversions. To begin, [&h

Connecting Yoga & Surfing: Spiritual connection

The essence of surfing is deeply rooted to nature as similarly, yoga has a strong connection to Mother Earth. Nature and Mother Earth are one in the same, releasing a vibrant energy which touches the soul. Patience and practice are very important aspects to yoga and to surfing.  The ability to calmly sit on your […]