weekend-yoga

Crow, aka Bakasana, is the root of all yoga arm balances and inversions. It can definitely seem scary when you first attempt to balance the weight of your body, on your hands, your face hovering just a few inches from the ground. But with practice, and the knowledge of which muscles to engage (think core), you start to lift and fly and decide that perhaps there are more arm balances in your future. Watching students stick this pose for the first time is always fun as their excitement becomes contagious. Expect to become contagiously excited, and leave feeling strong and open in and after all of my classes this weekend listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

The temperature may have dropped 30 degrees or so since yesterday but that won’t stop us from having a wonderful weekend. Join me on Saturday and Sunday to warm up from the inside out with plenty of detoxifying twists, deep hip openers and balancing poses to make you soar into the rest of your day. Times and studios listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

Dolphin Pose, aka Forearm Downdog, is amazing shoulder and chest opener. This pose also opens the hamstrings, strengthens the forearms and relaxes the mind. Walking the feet in towards the arms and holding up one leg in downdog split is great prep for Forearm Stand. We will be exploring this pose and more in my classes today and this weekend. See you there!
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

It’s finally the end of a very long cold and snowy week. Time to readjust our bodies and minds so that we can greet next week’s warmer weather looking and feeling our best. Join me today and this weekend for some yoga and start next week feeling revitalized.
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in Tribeca
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

City, morning and me.

Finding peace and silence during daytime has become a tough job in this time of fast growing use of technology. Doesn’t matter where one is, he is always gonna face problem because of the noise that machines create. I don’t negate the support and help that machines do to humans but everything has pros and cons. Perchance, silence during daytime will be an anecdote from the past for the future generation and a godly bliss for our ancestors.

It’s a worldwide problem that people are facing especially the peace lovers like me even in the finest city of India, Chandigarh. Traffic comes to optimum level by nine in the morning on the office days. People get up early for household chores. Sound of kids getting ready for school, mothers preparing breakfast and getting working class has to reach office on time, cars blowing horns and till 9 in the morning it becomes

I love silence of weekends especially on the Sundays. It is really pleasing and overwhelming experience of the Sunday mornings. People usually get up late because of their off from the office, kids are always wondering to get a Sunday so that they can complete their wish of sleeping for long and so if everyone has their excuses to get up late in the morning why don’t the moms.

But I prefer a different routine. On the weekdays I sleep till eight or sometimes nine in the morning but on weekends I get up sometimes at half past five or at six or sometimes it goes to seven utmost if I slept too late. I get up early on Sundays because of the silence and inner and outer peace I always meet with. I get up, go straight away to the balcony and just keep staring at the sun, trees, birds, sky and I found myself lost in a whole new world. On some days, I go the lake that is on a run of a few kilometers and the morning pleasure at the lake is just indescribable. It is a perfectly bliss.

Starting the day with a pleasing experience is the first step for a perfect start of the day. This gives countless joy, happiness and peace of mind. It may be music for some or yoga for others but for me it includes to stare at how day takes birth.

I wish you do something different to start your day that gives you pleasure and makes your day a whole lot better.
Keep Smiling😊

Backbends are extremely beneficial in our modern day lives. Sitting at a desk tends to make one hunch over, tightening the hips and chest and encouraging bad posture. Backbends like Cobra (shown above) counter act the daily hours spent at a desk by opening the chest, shoulders and psoas, lengthening the spine and strengthening the back muscles. Join me this weekend in Manhattan and BK to realign after the busy workweek and feel your best going into fall. Times and studios listed below:
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

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Clear your mind.
My yoga practice is the best way to wipe my mind clean of clutter, distractions and anything causing me bother.
It’s also the very best way to start the weekend! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
#yoga #practice #headspace

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With a new moon and a new season upon us, change and new beginnings are in the air. Although these things are good they can often leave you feeling a bit ungrounded. In times like this, yoga always brings me back to center and allows me to be open to all of the new possibilities and beauty of change. Join me today and this weekend, in BK and Manhattan to re-center yourself for summer.
@sanghayogashala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates in Tribeca
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Lil throwback~ Before: July 2014. Pre-vegan days. Two months post grad, at my heaviest, plenty of drinking, fast food af, etc etc. After: October 2016. 85 pounds lighter, 2 years & 3 months of being vegan, class-pass hopping around los angeles, cooking for 30 women on a weekend yoga retreat in Joshua Tree, finally believing everything is going to be okay.

As tough as it may be, Plank Pose is unbeatable when it comes to strengthening benefits. Not only does this pose strengthen the arms and wrists, it also seriously tones the abs, back and spine. Kicking out through the heels opens the calves and engages the legs to strengthen the quads. Whenever I have a student who is having trouble mastering their Chaturanga, I recommend holding plank for at least a minute a day to help strengthen and thus achieve their goal. Join me today and this weekend to master your plank, as well as lots of other fun, strengthening and opening poses. Times and studios listed below.
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
11am - Vinyasa