In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Tara Judelle explains that compassion is not always an obvious and natural trait, especially if and when another is treating you poorly or most importantly, with our own self. The hardest is to keep compassion with ourselves. So the idea of introducing themes like compassion into our practice is that it insinuates itself into muscle layers, cell layers and thought streams until it becomes our living reality.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Tara Judelle explains the importance of gratitude. It’s so easy to get in a space of fear, negativity and complaint, but when you practice yoga, you can really feel the unnerving expanse of non-dual awareness — you feel unity of space, you feel that the overall universal feeling is gratitude. For everything: our feet, our breath, our hands, our body, for today, for this life.
In this Overheard in Yoga Class, Tara Judelle explains the power of forgiveness and letting go. When you carry around anger and resentment, it’s like carrying around a 100 pound suitcase all of the time – it’s too heavy. Holding on to anger, whether you realize it or not, robs you of the freedom and the energy and the space and the love that you know is your authentic self.
In this Pose of the Week, Noah Mazé and Tara Judelle walk us through Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana. Start with your feet and legs all the way together. Bring your hands on your hips, lift your spine up as you inhale. As you exhale, bow forward keeping the legs straight and touch the floor.
In this Pose of the Week, Noah Mazé and Tara Judelle demonstrate Mountain Pose or Tadasana. The classic pose is done with the feet and legs together, the body in a straight line, the chest lifted and the throat open so the gaze is to the horizon. Noah and Tara also provide two modifications for this pose.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Tara reminds us about the importance of maintaining a clear mind during our practice. Our body is merely a sub-category of the mind, so when we get distracted with the “mind stuff” it affects our grounding, our body, our practice.
Consider your January weekends pre-booked with goodness. Tara Judelle will be teaching a bunch of weekend Anusara classes at YogaGlo this month and they are all free. Free! Consider January your month-long residency with the deliciousness that is Tara and make your way to the studio as often as you can this month.