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Pose of the Month: Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3)

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 27-01-2016 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Virabhadrasna 3, warrior 3, pose of the month

Virabhada is the warrior draped in tiger skins, wielding a thousand blades and incarnation of Shiva. Symbolically, it represents a warrior against the ego. Each time we practice a pose in yoga there is a symbolic resonance happening within us. We have the innate ability to tap into the warrior of the spirit in an instant. Warrior 3 is a balance pose with a fully extended body and a focus that reminds us that we are able to fully express ourselves extending beyond obstacles that life may present. Read more about Pose of the Month: Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3)

The Phoenix by Sophie Cummings

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 19-01-2016 / Tag: Yoga, Full Circle Yoga, healing, coping, yoga healing

Time is not the healer of everything.  Prior to yoga, I could have spent my whole life searching and never filling the gaping hole in my heart.  When I was 17, my mother died.  My world did it crumble; nothing happened – or at least I thought nothing happened.  My life continued.  I built a fortress around my heart so that I would never have to experience such insurmountable pain again.  What I did not know at the time was when you block out one emotion, you block out everything.  Autopilot took over and I was never fully present.  I was not invested in anything other than soccer.  Soccer w Read more about The Phoenix by Sophie Cummings

Pose of the Month: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 30-12-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Ustrasana, Camel Poses, New Year Yoga, Yoga

Ustrasanas is a deep heart opening and invigorating pose. Physically it strengthens our whole front body as well as promoting good posture and a strong spine. Also, it aids in massaging the organs in the belly to break free of toxins. Camel pose is the gateway to our nervous system helping to energize and reset our mood neurologically. Read more about Pose of the Month: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Student Highlight: Sang Kim

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 30-11-2015 / Tag: Yoga, Full Circle Yoga, Addictions, ADD, brave, courageous, yoga transformation, 12 step program

Sang is a brave man and yogi with a strong practice on and off the mat. He also is an imperfectly perfect human being who has stumbled along the path as we all do. He chooses to turn to a yogic lifestyle which has helped him combat his addictions that was fueled by his search for a dopamine high. Sang was awesome enough to open his heart and share how yoga has uplifted him beyond his compulsive harmful behaviors. He found refuge in yoga and says, “I do so much yoga because it keeps me sober and sane. It keeps me closer to the light. Read more about Student Highlight: Sang Kim

Yoga was my Refuge by Emily Karlicek

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 17-11-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Yoga, healing, trauma yoga, refuge, home

Yoga is my home.  My mat is where I feel the most stillness.  I have been a mental health therapist for 10 years, where I have been a safe haven for others to feel their pain.  I have shared and continue to share their pain with me, as I currently provide mental health services to the Longmont community.   A couple of autumns ago, I felt a pain I have never experienced before. It shook me to my core, left me pale, exhausted, confused, dizzy, scared, and frozen. Read more about Yoga was my Refuge by Emily Karlicek

Event Highlight: Dancing with the Doshas an Ayurvedic Workshop with Shauna Hylenski Oct. 25th 2-5 p.m.

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 22-10-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Shauna Hylenski, Doshas, ayurveda, Balance, Sattva

Are you looking to expand your yoga practice, health, and connection to your inner self? Perhaps you have heard the word Ayurveda and its benefits within your yoga community. Or maybe you haven’t heard about Ayurveda, but find yourself intrigued in deepening your understanding of health through the mind, body, spirit connection. The Dancing of Doshas workshop with Shauna will create an experience to help educate, attune and deepen the understanding of individual health from nourishing your inner physical body. Shauna shares that, “The Doshas are a tangible introduction into Ayurveda. Read more about Event Highlight: Dancing with the Doshas an Ayurvedic Workshop with Shauna Hylenski Oct. 25th 2-5 p.m.

Word of the Heart by Erica Lee

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 16-10-2015 / Tag: Yoga, ayurveda, Full Circle Yoga, Erica Lee, love, divine, heart, happy, free

vitarka vichara ananda asmita rupa anugamat sanprajnatah ||17||

वितर्कविचारानन्दास्मितारुपानुगमात्संप्रज्ञातः ॥१७॥

vitarka-vicāra-ānanda-asmitā-rupa-anugamāt-saṁprajñātaḥ ||17||

This absolute knowledge is engendered incrementally by divination, experience, joy, and ultimately the feeling of oneness. ||17|| Read more about Word of the Heart by Erica Lee

Pose of the Month: Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana)

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 18-09-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Yoga, astavakrasana, eight angle pose, pose, asana

Astavakrasana is a pose that is dedicated to the sage Astavakra who, according to the myth, infuriated his father who then cursed him to be born crooked with 8 different body deformities. Eight Angle Pose may resemble the stereotypical contorted looking yoga pose found on the cover of popular yoga magazines. However, due to the beautiful nature of yoga, a pose stems much deeper allowing us to explore our mental flexibility.  The expression of the pose should engage the soul rather than the ego. Read more about Pose of the Month: Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana)

Pose of the Month: Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 27-08-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, reverse warrior, viparita virabhadrasana, Yoga, pose, asana

Viparita Virabhadrasana or Reverse Warrior is a rejuvenating and strengthening pose. It stretches and strengthens the obliques, chest, quadriceps and hamstrings. It also focuses on lateral flexion through the spine to encourage healthy spine mobility. Mentally, it reminds you to feel strong and light simultaneously. Muhammad Ali once said, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Warriors of light and love are aware of the significance of the balance between strength and lightness. Read more about Pose of the Month: Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Smile, its Contagious by Brie Michalik

Author: myaizzolena / Date: 12-08-2015 / Tag: Full Circle Yoga, Brie Michalik, Yoga, meditation, Smile, positivity, optimism

           On Wednesday, I had a “bad” day. Honestly, one of the most emotionally intense days I’ve had in quite some time. Long story short, someone really hurt my feelings. We’ve all been there. Read more about Smile, its Contagious by Brie Michalik