Nos vemos el mes que viene…
Moon Shine - (for the video click on the image)
In this video, Shiva Rea shares a beautiful sequence called a Soma Mandala Namaskar, or Moon Salutation, from her energetic vinyasa style, Prana Flow. It includes spontaneous movement, inner meditation, and unique asanas to cultivate the flow of soma, or lunar, nectar.
Learning to Live: Stephanie Snyder at TEDxGoldenGatePark (3D)
Stephanie Snyder is one of the most popular yoga instructors in San Francisco and one of the most well-respected teachers in the world.
“Beyond The Surface” A Documentary Film Project
Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, is joined by a unique and talented group of women –
Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. With unshakable determination for a better world they will travel through Southern India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the Planet.
The saturated hues of India set the scene for this documentary that will touch upon eco-tourism, youth and women’s empowerment, biocentrism and personal growth. They will be integrating these causes with the pursuit of India’s perfect waves, highlighting the undeniable power of surfing to bring joy amongst suffering. Documentary-style interviews with the local Indian community, filmed by award winning cinematographer, Dave Homcy, will capture this rare and inspiring endeavor with the goal of sharing these stories with the global surf community and beyond. Homcy is best know for critically acclaimed work in Sliding Liberia, Surfwise, A Broke Down Melody, El Mar Mi Alma, Come Hell or High Water, One Track Mind, Shelter, and Dear and Yonder.
They intend to bring a spark of hope to the people we meet who face social disparity and suffering, and empower those without voices. All the while, they will discover more about themselves, exchange life experiences and – through the medium of film – inspire others to seek a deeper connection to their fellow humans and to the wonder of nature.
Kowalam Beach, India
Photo By Crystal Thornburg-Homcy
Chakrasana or Yoga wheel Pose
The wheel pose or chakrasana offers a variety of benefits, both physical and mental.
- The more obvious physical benefits are those that derive from the stretching action. It stretches the lungs and chest, while strengthening the muscles of the buttocks, legs, calves, wrists, arms, and spine.
- It also strengthens and tones the muscles of the abdominal region and helps regulate the digestive function.
- It acts as a natural stimulant for the thyroid and pituitary glands.
- It helps re-energize you and is invigorating, and stimulating. It helps counteract depression.
- This pose has therapeutic value and is recommended for back pain, infertility, asthma, and osteoporosis.