While on a recent Lila Yoga teaching tour along the Bay of Bangal in India, Erica was interviewed by Abhijit Gangguly of Kolkata Konnector. He writes about interesting cultural news in the Kolkata area. He was drawn to the special way Lila Yoga awakens beautiful energy in our lives and in our yoga practice. Click here to read…Why practice yoga
I know how entangled our identity can get with our bodies. There’s so much suffering associated with confusing our bodies for who we are. There is also a bizarre social fusion that simultaneously objectifies the body, inviting us to idolize particular body shapes, AND on the other hand tells us to hide our bodies as though to apologize for our
“Whether teaching Lila Yoga or Contact Improvisation, I am offering, supporting, pushing, nudging, edging on, instigating, and wishing for A WAKE UP CALL INTO THE RICHNESS OF LIVING! Into a nourishing way of being… An invitation into living in a larger awakened state–a state of really listening, hearing, moving, engaging, being, and being fully present. Allowing your presence to sink
SEEING THE GREATER PICTURE: THE GURU-THE FULL MOON-and the RECEIVER A Story in 3 Short Chapters: Chapter 1: THE GURU Once upon a time there was a Guru with astonishing clarity. He was loved by the village people around him and affectionately called the Full Moon Guru. Every full moon he sat all night in the fields to meditate, and
Simple Steps to Connect Your Mind to Heart Wisdom What is the mind? And where is it? Is it the brain? Brainstem? Central nervous system? Peripheral nervous system? All of these carry energy currents which don’t end at the nerve ending, but rather communicate onward receiving and giving messages. Our whole system is an incredible symphony that echoes our state
Each day as I practice my Lila Sun Salutations I devote meditative time to experience myself surrounded by energies/potentials. I practice sensitizing myself and becoming available to Blessings. I visualize them sparkling/twinkling. I gather them in my hands and lift them… Offering them generously, like a child who really believes and then, humbly, I also receive them as I draw
Peeking into ComPASSIONATE Awareness is part of a Lila Yoga project to bring the mindful qualities of yoga into people’s daily life. Here Yogini Erica Kaufman practices Lila Yoga Surya Namaskar, teaches pranayama, asana and mediation, and talks with people about health and life in Koyambedu Flower Market in Chennai, India.