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Welcome to NAHAR YOGA ~

Nahar, meaning “river” inspires the yoga, meaning “union”. Gain strength, flexibility and understanding while uniting the breath, body, mind and spirit. Nahar Yoga invites you to let your inner light shine through at all stages of life – from mothers bonding with their babies in the womb to kids learning to express themselves and continuing throughout adulthood… whether you are in the studio or in your home or even out at the ski resort.

In Nahar Yoga we place special emphasis on the breath ~ we encourage the breath and your inner voice to be your guide… let your inner teacher guide you on your mat, off your mat, even out on the slopes of life!

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Postponed: Restorative Yoga for a Cause to benefit The Upper Room originally scheduled for Fri., Sept. 13th has been postponed. Stay tuned for announcements about a new date this fall. ... See MoreSee Less

No Family Yoga or IBY BABY Yoga today, Sunday, Sept. 8th due to low response. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you are interested in participating next month, please email Arielle@NaharYoga.com to join.

Upcoming dates for Family Yoga & IBY BABY Yoga: Oct. 13th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 8th
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“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
-Margaret Thatcher

Do you act, move or speak differently when you know you’re being watched? Do you stand taller when you walk into a store and notice yourself on the surveillance camera? Do you choose your words more carefully when a supervisor is near? How about a respected teacher or parent? I can’t count how many times I’ve seen a parent so involved with their mobile phone that they don’t pay attention or allow themselves to be involved with their children. They do look up and temporarily pocket their phone when someone else comes near though...

I have been meditating on these two guidelines from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali:
• Ahimsa (non-violence) one of the Yamas (Rules of Moral Code)
• Ishvara Pranidhana (constant devotion to the Divine or surrender to a higher source) one of the Niyamas (Rules of Personal Behavior)

In the study of these guidelines, yoga teachers often expand on Ahimsa to not only refer to non-violence in the way that typically comes to mind - not harming other people or animals, but also the planet. We go on to inspire students to consider being kinder to themselves - to be less critical when looking in the mirror, to choose more positive mantras when seeking to affect change in their lives, to take a break from time to time and not be so hard on themselves. These are all important, yet there is always a balance that must be maintained less we become complacent or too self-approving. Ishvara Pranidhana (constant devotion to the Divine or surrender to a higher source) aids in helping us to keep this balance. In today’s world, much of our existence is being recorded. Big Brother IS watching, but have we become desensitized? Shouldn’t the fact that someone is watching cause more widespread self discipline? Yet, that is not my observation. Perhaps, more than practicing non-violence just because someone is always watching, consider taking action to elevate the world around you in honor of your existence. Bradley Whitford’s got it right here:
“Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”

So, off your mat as well as on, honor your creator by doing what you can to make grace happen. It starts with intention...

In light & love,
Arielle
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