Archive for October, 2010

The  Indian festival of Navratri is now underway in western India. The first three days of the festival are dedicated to the goddess Durga. In honor of Navratri, here are a few facts about the hindu goddess Durga.

Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight the demon Mahishasura who could not be defeated by any god or man.

Durga is depicted as having ten arms and riding a lion or a tiger carrying multiple weapons and a lotus flower. Each of her weapons were contributed by other gods. Durga riding a tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.

Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion. Legend has it that Durga’s mighty roar of laughter caused the worlds to quake and the oceans to churn.

It is said that worship of the goddess Durga removes the effect of all types of black magic, unfavourable effect of negative planets, bad luck, health problems, problems due to enemies etc.

I really love the stories of the hindu goddesses they are all depicted as so fierce. Durga Maa!

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Oct 01

October Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events, Uncategorized

October is a busy month for yoga workshops in the DC area. Below are just a sampling of the juiciest workshops and happenings in the region. Of special note this month, Kirtan with Jai Uttal at River Road Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD.  Hope you enjoy a few of these yoga gems this month.  See you on the mat!

Sat 10.2.2010 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Cost: $40, Yoga Chai, DC, * Rasa Lilasana: Moving with the Emotions of Devotion

Sat. 10.2.2010 1:30 – 3:00 PM Cost: $30, Past Tense, DC * Meditation Myth Busters

Sat. 10.2.2010 4:00-6:00 PM Cost: $35, Circle Yoga, DC * Mantra Meditation

Sat. 10.2.2010 1:30 -4:00PM Cost: $40 Quiet Mind, DC * Rise and Shine with a Yogic Sheen (Daily Ritual Workshop)

Sun. 10.3.2010 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Cost: $25/30, Studio Serenity, DC * Creating a Home Practice

Fri. 10.8.2010, 7:30- 9:00 PM, Cost: $25/30 Tranquil Space, Arlington, VA * Yoga Practice to Live Drummers

Sat. 10.9.2010, 3:30 – 7:00 PM, Cost: $45,Tranquil Space, DC * Anatomy of Pranayama

Sat. 10.9.2010 1:00PM – 3:00 PM, Cost: $38, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga as a Living Flow, Ignite Your Sva Shakti

Sat. 10.9.2010, 11:00AM – 2:30 PM, Cost: $40, Tranquil Space, DC * Foundations of Yoga Philosophy

Sun. 10.10.2010, 9:00AM – 12:00PM Cost: $50, Boundless Yoga, DC * Seeing Bodies, Yoga Anatomy

Sun. 10.10.2010 1:00PM – 4:00 PM, Cost: $45, Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, MD * Yoga Breath and Yoga Nidra, Meditation

Sat. 10.16.2010 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Cost: $30/35, Circle Yoga, DC * Pranayama for Relaxation and Meditation

Sat. 10.16.2010 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Cost:  Past Tense, DC * Meditative Yoga Hike in Rock Creek Park

Sat. 10.16.2010 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Cost: $10, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga Book Club “The Heart of Yoga” by TKV Desikachar

Sun. 10.17.2010 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Cost: $35, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * The Fourth Limb: Pranayama Practice

Sun. 10.17.2010 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Cost: $45, Flow Yoga Center, DC * There’s No Place Like OM: A Chanting Workshop to Find Your Singing Voice

Mon. 10.18.2010 6:30 – 10:00 PM, Cost: $25/35, River Road Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD * An Evening of Kirtan with Jai Uttal and Daniel Paul

Sun. 10.24.2010 11:45AM-1:40 PM, Cost: Donation, Yoga District, 14th Street, DC * Yoga, Willpower & Diet

Sat. 10.30.2010 2:30 – 5:30 PM, Cost: $40, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * Sanskrit – The Language of Yoga

Sat. 10.30.2010 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Cost: $38, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga as a Living Flow: Explore Your Sva Dharma

Sun. 10.31.2010 2:30 – 5:00 PM, Cost: $35/40, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * Workshop of Death: A Halloween Yoga Workshop

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