General Recommendations for Yoga Practice 1. Introduction The practice of Hatha Yoga is a profound undertaking that guides you to the realization of your innermost Self, the Spiritual Heart. It’s a process of deepening the understanding of who you are while bringing balance and harmony into your physical, energetic, emotional, and mental bodies. It’s a...
With this new phase of the coronavirus pandemic unfolding and the tightening of restrictions here in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, we temporarily closed our center in Longeval on October 25. We have had to continue to push back our plans for reopening and all on-site programs scheduled up to June 13, 2021 have, unfortunately,...
An introduction to Patanjali's Eightfold Path of Yoga; brief commentaries on Yamas and Niyamas, with our dear teacher's insights and experiences.
By Natasha Friedman The Yearning of Spiritual Aspiration A student goes to his teacher in ancient India. He asks, “When will I reach enlightenment?”The teacher leads him to a river, takes him out in a rowboat, and asks him to jump overboard. When he does, the teacher thrusts the student’s head under the water and holds...
By Tasha Friedman Few concepts in spirituality are so profoundly simple and dazzlingly complicated at the same time as Karma Yoga.
By Tasha Friedman There’s a special kind of paranoia that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition says you should cultivate: a sneaking suspicion that everyone around you might be a Buddha. Maybe, just maybe, any person you see is actually an enlightened being taking this form to teach you something.
By Tasha Friedman During Hridaya Yoga Modules, we offer our students an opportunity to participate in a sacred transfiguration ritual, where we practice Shiva/Shakti Adoration through steady and soft eye gazing revealing Shiva (Divine Masculine) and Shakti (Divine Feminine), followed by deep meditation on the Spiritual Heart.
By Tasha Friedman Snow days aren’t only fun for kids! When the land outside becomes a frosty winter wonderland, we yogis and yoginis can enjoy a well-deserved break from the outside world. Not sure what to do with your time? Here’s a homemade, tried-and-true recipe for a delightful yogi snow day.