Twenty five years ago I had to wear a neck brace. I was too weak to hold my head up. I couldn’t walk barefoot because of nerve pain. I was in bad shape. I had fibromyalgia—a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue and other challenging symptoms. In August this year I celebrated my 65th birthday and things are different. This landmark birthday got me thinking about how I got from there to here and the role that yoga and Iyengar yoga has played in that recovery. Click the picture on the left to read about my journey.
Our mental impressions from the past (samskara) help us navigate our busy lives but can also taint the way we see the world around. Click the picture on the left to read more about samskara and the practice of yogasana (yoga postures).
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Harmony equals health and disharmony leads to illness. Learn about Ayurveda, a sister science of yoga, and how it can help you achieve greater health and self awareness. To schedule an Ayurvedic consultation, visit Asheville Ayurveda.
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Summer is prime time for travel, but having the right tools in your travel kit can certainly make for smoother sailing. Learn about herbal travel essentials and holistic tips for staying well during far flung adventures.
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“Silence has a wonderful purifying effect, and you don’t have to go on a retreat to practice it. A decision as simple as choosing not to speak from sundown to sunrise for a few days can be a lovely way to reset and step away from the noise. “ - Greta Kent-Stoll
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Check out our feature in Asheville’s Mountain Xpress! IYAVL co-owner and teacher, Randy Loftis, comments on the power of gratitude and how it applies to yoga.
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Here is what you had to say about your experience with Brian’s workshop in early May.
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The response to our survey was excellent: 24 of you shared your honest feedback about open practice and philosophy. Thank you very much! Several themes were evident. First, many of you wanted more help developing your practice. We hear you and are taking steps to help.
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