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Yoga with Roxoliana

Victoria BC

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Creating Space

We exhale the breath inside of us so that we can inhale deeply. We let go of activities from our daily lives to pursue new interests. We release discontent from our minds to create space for peace inside. We pull up weeds crowding gardens so that vegetables, fruits, and flowers will thrive. We soften the […]

Transitions

The time we spend shifting between two states deserves as much care and attention as the time we spend in the states themselves. When a cat transitions from wakefulness into sleep she allows as much time as needed to find the right spot, ‘knead’ her little paws into the sleeping surface, and curl up into a […]

Linear vs. Cyclical Experiences

When a basil plant reaches its flowering stage it displays the beauty of the flowers as the pinnacle of its growth. It also begins to slowly die. On the other hand, when the plant’s stems are cut with at least a couple lower leaves intact, the plant continues to grow and thrive and produce it’s delicious edible leaves. […]

Dig Deep

This is the first year I have grown garlic, and I have to say it is very satisfying to finally dig it out of the dirt. As you can see in the photo, when things look withered, old, tired, uninspired, or otherwise beyond their prime…sometimes all you need to do is dig a little deeper to […]

Root First, then Integrate, then Expand

Building yoga postures can be very similar to growing fruits and vegetables. The preparatory stages of an asana are like a tomato seed living in an indoor seedling tray. You tend it very carefully to provide the optimal conditions for it to sprout and begin to grow. This is your consistent practice to strengthen and open the […]

Cultivated and Wild

I strongly recommend practicing postural yoga with a keen awareness and development of appropriate and proper alignment. Alignment may be practiced within the physical body itself to create balanced integration and expansion and thus to allow safe opening within the body. It may also be practiced between the various layers of you (body, breath, mind, and heart) […]