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Slowing the Pace

posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Omkari

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi Hindu mythology tells a story about how Lord Ganesh won a race without the benefit of speed.  He and his brother Kartikeya agreed to race to see who could go around the world 3 times and come back first.  Kartikeya set out […]

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Take it easy this fall and breathe

posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Omkari

When I attended a yoga teacher training at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in 2001, I couldn’t quite understand all the focus on breathing.  While I did find it helpful to breathe more deeply, and pay more attention to my breath, I wondered about the necessity of repeating this instruction over and over.  I was mildly suspicious […]

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A Light-hearted Poem on Raising Spiritual Children

posted Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Omkari

How does a yogi mom raise a spiritual child? Does she raise her child vegan, does she let him run wild? Does she give her child malas instead of rattles and toys?  Does she shield him from plastic and non-yogic boys? Does she make him play yoga instead of video games? Does she spend her time calling […]

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Austin Big Heart Yoga is a community of yoga practitioners dedicated to helping each other understand and experience their true nature through the practices of yoga.  Our tools include hatha yoga, meditation, chanting, spiritual discussions, service to others, and community.  Our hatha yoga and meditation classes are reflective of the Shambhava Yoga™ tradition.

In 1975, Sri Shambhavananda led a small group of yogis to Boulder, Colorado.  They opened the first vegetarian restaurant in the area and named it in honor of their teacher, Swami Rudrananda. For them, the restaurant was more than just an eatery; it was an arena for their growth. Sri Shambhavananda taught them how to use the challenges of running the restaurant to grow spiritually. Living, meditating, and working together they flourished.  The success of the restaurant, and later a bakery, afforded the small dedicated bunch their dream of building a yoga ashram; a place where people could go to experience the yogic tradition through nourishing retreats, asana practice, meditation, and seva (selfless service).

At a time in America when yoga’s popularity outshines its original purpose, Shambhava Yoga stands as a living example of timeless teachings in a present-day practice. Sri Shambhavananda inspires students to combine hard work with heart work and use the practice of meditation to rise above, and grow from, the challenges of everyday life.

Shambhava Yoga ashrams and affiliate centers are run by gifted and dedicated practitioners who use the practice to grow and improve their lives. Each center has been given the blessing of Sri Shambhavananda to pass on the teachings of the lineage under his guidance. Visit one to learn how you can live the practice and love your life with Shambhava Yoga™.

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Slowing the Pace

posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi Hindu mythology tells a story about how Lord Ganesh won a race without the benefit of speed.  He and his brother Kartikeya agreed to race to see who could go around the world 3 times and come back first.  Kartikeya set out […]

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Medicine Buddha Practice

posted Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
healing-buddha

The Medicine Buddha practice has been practiced in Shambhava Yoga® ashrams and centers for over twenty years. It is a favorite because of its subtle healing power and sweetness; hence it is also referred to as The Drop of Ambrosia. This beautiful mantra practice is a means of inviting healing (of body, mind, and spirit) for ourselves and […]

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Meditation For Mothers: An Introduction to Shambhava Yoga™ Meditation

posted Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
AnitaLuke

Experience Calmness, Clarity and Joy in Parenting This series is for mothers of all life stages (including pregnancy and mothers of adult children) who wish to begin or deepen their practice of meditation. Each class includes a simple hatha yoga warm up, meditation instruction, meditation practice, and time for questions and discussion. Classes will introduce […]

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