Namaste in Costa Rica

I’ve never really been that into the concept of tattoos, but for the first time in my life, I am actually considering getting one. I want to tattoo the Sanskrit word Namaste. What does Namaste mean? Namaste is my favorite word: Namaha means “to bow” and te means “to you”. So it basically means “I…

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Costa Rica Yoga Teacher

Yoga came into my life for the first time in 1999, when I joined a class at a friend’s house. A few months later, I began attending the classes being offered at my gym, and although now I don’t consider gyms to be the best place to learn yoga (as I will explain more below),…

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Yoga before dawn

The alarm goes off.  My first thought is “oh nooo, I can’t believe it’s time to get up again!” My second thought is “should I snooze it?” It’s dark, the bed feels so deeply comfortable and warm; I can feel the law of attraction holding me to the sheets. I think, “why should I get up?” The…

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I just turned 36 years old. It’s surreal, all your life you know you are eventually going to age, but when you hit 35, you really start to feel that you have crossed some unseen barrier. Those of you who are over “the line” might be able to relate to this: you know, the moment…

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Weird title for a yoga blog, right?  If you know me you will understand why I need to write this, and if you don’t, stick with me for a little longer I will elaborate so you can see how this links to the practice of yoga. Here it goes: “My name is Pilar, and I…

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Recently I took a surf lesson with my beautiful hubby, one of the many benefits of being married to a Bodhi Surf instructor. I am still in the learning phase so the lesson consisted of theoretical instruction as well as lots of paddling and falling, but needless to say, I had a wonderful time. I…

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As yoga keeps growing there is an abundance of styles and teachers all over the world that you can choose from. As you walk thru the path of yoga you may realize that the variety not only relies on the style but also the instructors. Some Yoga Styles It is said that in the beginning…

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So, let me start by saying that when it comes to practicing yoga, I believe any space can work out as long as your heart is in there and you feel you can be present. But definitely, some places have a special aura that can make your experience more special and spiritual, a place that…

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Patanjali, known as the father of yoga, proposed a “code of conduct” to name it some way, for those in the pursuit of spiritual growth. This system is known as the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, and the first two limbs are called: the Yamas and Niyamas. Basically, they are guidelines that outline a way…

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Most of the time, when we hear the word yoga we immediately think about physical postures. The history of yoga transcends to more than 5000 years of knowledge and studies, so more than a physical exercise it a philosophy of life and performing postures is just a tool to maintain harmony within our bodies as…

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