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Posts Tagged ‘Yoga Experiences’

Have You Ever Been Mellow?

Posted on July 21st, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Or perhaps I should ask: Do you want to be mellow? Since I’m kind of on a yoga music theme this week on the Daily Downward Dog, I thought I would keep it going and tell you about one of the mellowest songs I’ve heard in a long time. Seriously, if you need a song […]

Yoga Rocks…Literally!

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

One of the things I love about going to yoga class is looking forward to what kind of music the yoga instructor will play during class. I’m not a big fan of the organic, mystical Eastern yoga music genre. I prefer it when the instructor plays modern music, the kind of music I hear on […]

Today I Get To…

Posted on July 1st, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I could start out my day by saying I have to work today. I have to exercise and do my back stretches. I have to go grocery shopping. But I’m choosing to turn this all around with the simple substitution of one verb. Today I get to work and write and make a living doing […]

Taking My Learning Off the Mat

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

In a recent blog I wrote about an important lesson I learned from the teachings of Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai)—we create our own world by how we create our perceptions. This lesson came into play last week when I was trying to get to my yoga class. There was a huge storm earlier […]

Be Present

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Remove the old garment which no longer suites you and step bravely into the new one – weaved from an awareness gained after years of struggle and pain. Do not lose site of who you are in that quiet space – where only reality exists. You’ve paid a high price to get here – no […]

Mix it Up

Posted on June 16th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

The other day my yoga instructor had us start out class in Savasana pose. The first thing that popped into my head was; I hope this means we still get to do it at the end of class. She wanted to mix things up, and get the class out of our normal routine. If you […]

A Purpose-Driven Yoga Life

Posted on June 10th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.” —Donna Farhi Before you start your yoga practice or meditation today, take a few minutes […]

My Top Ten List of Reasons Why I Love Yoga

Posted on February 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I started taking yoga about five years ago and fell in love with it. Not only was it a great workout, it was just what I needed to stretch and strengthen my back, and it provided a much needed sense of calm at that time in my life. Unfortunately, I was swallowed up by my […]

MariaMedia 101

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

This is my first blog entry for MariaMedia! Cheers! I thought it might be helpful to explain a little about the subject matter you’ll find at MariaMedia. I’m a woman of many interests and I have to admit, it was hard to narrow down a subject matter focus for MariaMedia. I finally said what the […]