MY YOGA DEMO

Apr 14, 2014

Man and His God


The devotee says, "Oh, my Lord, I love you because in loving You, I get pleasure.  I want nothing from You.  I want to love You because I get pleasure."  But this is not the highest form of devotion.  In the highest form of devotion, the devotee says, "Oh Lord, I love You.  I want to love You.  And why do I want to love You?  Because I want that my love should give You pleasure.  I don't want any pleasure.  I love you not to get pleasure, but to give You pleasure."  And by means of this type of devotion, the Yogi comes in closest contact with the Supreme Self and becomes one with Him.  When one's love is to give pleasure to the Lord and not to enjoy the pleasure for oneself, one's mind gets metamorphosed into the mind of the Lord.  By this devotion, the Yogi gets established into the stance of Supreme Beatitude.  The person and his God become One.
                           
  "Man and His God" by: Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)

Mar 30, 2014

Pullman Bali Sunset Yoga March 26, 2014

Teacher: Yuni
Pantai Kuta, Bali hampir selalu sukses menarik wisatawan mancanegara untuk berkunjung kesana. Kalau kita jalan-jalan di pantainya, bagi saya yang penduduk asli Bali, terkadang terlintas di pikiran bahwa kita tidak berada di Bali, saking banyaknya hal-hal yang berbau " Internasional" Cukup banyak perbedaan kalau saya flashback 25 tahun yl saat saya masih duduk di bangku SMA. Namun satu yang masih serupa, eksotismenya. Sunset, surfing, dan satu lagi...Yoga. Yoga bersama group meeting Pertamina di Pullman Bali cukup seru dan lucu juga. Nah yang lucunya, beberapa peserta yoga masih memakai seragam kantor/meeting alias baju kerja. Untuk persiapan dari pihak Pullman, saya rasa bagus, ada panggung, ada sound sistem, matras cukup banyak, dan yang terpenting staffnya ramah. hanya saja tamu/peserta yoga yang hadir masih belum ontime. 
silahkan cek foto2 nya di link ini: Yoga photos at Pullman Bali 

Mar 27, 2014

Heavenly Spa By Westin, World Luxury Spa Award

We are proud to share that we have won the award for 'Best Luxury Wellness Spa' by 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards. We thank you for your great support!
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Mar 24, 2014

Bali Spirit Festival 2014, Ubud-Indonesia with FRIENDS

Sepertinya para pemirsa sekalian yang merasa demen dan jatuh cinta sama yoga dan Bali, sudah tidak asing lagi dengan event ini ya. Event tahunan ini banyak menjadi pembicaraan, tentunya karena ada sajian menu khas yang lagi trend di Bali dan juga di mancanegara yaitu Yoga, Dance, Music. Selain menjadi ajang untuk pamer, tentunya pamer yang cukup positif lah misalnya pamer yoga pose, pamer matras yoga yang unik (#mahal??), pamer Tattoo, pamer mode rambut yang aneh huh..., atau juga pamer mode baju yang boleh dibilang cukup syuuur... karena sesungguhnya mereka lebih pamer kulit, soalnya bajunya ala kadarnya saja hmmm... syukur deh di Bali, bukan di Aceh:D tapi aku suka. Tapi ngomong-ngomong, sebagai praktisi yoga hendaknya kita tidak membicarakan sesuatu dari segi negatifnya doang ya hehehe... tetep menurut saya Bali Spirit Fest membawa nuansa yang berbeda, penuh dengan hal inovatif, juga boleh dikatakan wadah bagi kita untuk menyatu tanpa sekat SARA, ajang kumpul bagi pecinta yoga, dari yang berotot, badan kayak karet, ataupun yang masih gendut hihihi tetep PD aja ngumpul disono. Khususnya yang yoga produk lokal (termasuk saya tentunya) kita kesana bukannya untuk yoga ya, maaf saja,,, tapi hanya buat narsis2 aja, lihat suasana baru dan lihat yang bening2 wow... ups. Kita kesana bersama rombongan rempong dari Jimbaran, Mariani, Yuni, Echa, Yamahanu, Dentia, Vinz,, Bu Eci, Pak Iwan, Komang Sudana, Avanti Maxi, Isa Lu, Dewi Sukamembah, Pradnya, Luh Manis, siapa lagi ya..oh ya termasuk saya sendiri heheh Made (#maaf lupa). Intinya kita kesana adalah mencari kebahagiaan, ketemu teman2 tercinta dan saling ngobrol santai. smoga kita bisa sering2 kumpul ya.... see you! silahkan cek foto2 nya di link ini (visit this link for another awesome pic): www.facebook.com/baliyogateacher


Mar 9, 2014

Yoga Talkshow: Prenatal, Women and Kids at Mall Bali Galeria bersama Hooray Care 7-16 March 2014

Dalam rangka pameran pendidikan (Edu Expo) kami bergandengan dengan pihak penyelenggara , Hooray Kids bersama-sama mengisi acara yang dimulai dari tanggal 7-16 Maret 2014 di Dome Mall Bali Galeria, Kuta-Bali. Talkshow dan sekaligus workshop serta demo Yoga diisi oleh Sdr. Nyoman Wahyuni,SIP yang merupakan Yoga teacher dengan 2 sertifikat Internasional dari Yoga Alliance dan ditambah dengan sertifikat pendidikan khusus yoga untuk Ibu Hamil/Prenatal oleh Pujiastuti Sindhu. Kegiatan dibagi 3 dengan tema yang berbeda, dibagi dalam 3 sesi yaitu Prenatal Yoga, Women Yoga dan Kids Yoga. Sesi berikutnya adalah Kidz Yoga yang sengaja mendatangkan para juara Kompetisi Kidz Yoga se Bali, oleh Panti Asuhan Narayana Seva, Singaraja, dibawah Organisasi Ananda Marga Yoga -Bali. Kegiatannya akan diadakan hari Sabtu, 15 Maret 2014 pk.16.00 WITA. Bagi bapak dan Ibu serta teman-teman yang ingin menghabiskan sabtu sore bersama kami, silahkan langsung datang ke Mall Bali Galeria ya...ditunggu kehadirannya. Ucapan terima kasih juga kepada Ibu Yannis Mayun dari Hooray Care, Mariani Suwirya yang sudah memberikan yoga Testimonial dan teman-teman yang sudah gabung dalam acara kita. kita adalah keluarga Universal.Namaskar.

"That which makes the mind soft and strong and strenuous, 
so it may keep itself in a balanced state even in the condition of pain, 
that which perpetually creates a pleasant feeling within 
is called LOVE. 
Devotion is identical with love. 
The moment devotion is aroused, the love of God comes." 
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
 


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Feb 16, 2014

"REAL YOGA' REVEALED By: Michelle Margaret



By:Michelle Margaret
As everyone in the developed world knows, yoga is fast-growing part of mainstream American culture. According to Yoga Journal’s 2012 Market Study:
20.4 million Americans practice yoga, compared to 15.8 million from the previous 2008 study, an increase of 29 percent. 
The ample teachings that fall under the umbrella of “yoga” are widely available via books, DVDs, gyms, studios, online classes, videos and websites. And people are paying a lot to learn yoga and look good doing it.
Practitioners spend $10.3 billion a year on yoga classes and products, including equipment, clothing, vacations, and media. The previous estimate from the 2008 study was $5.7 billion.
According to the study, over half of American yogis have practiced for three years or less. About half consider themselves to be intermediate to advanced. Most come to yoga for the flexibility—closely followed by conditioning, stress relief, improvement of overall health and physical fitness.
Who am I to be a spokesperson for “Real Yoga”?
Just a woman who’s been practicing for twenty years and teaching for twelve.
There are 37,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) through Yoga Alliance, and I’m not one of them. I belong to no official lineage, but I have studied and practiced hatha, raja and karma yoga for many years.
If you think this makes me a self-righteous yoga b*tch, so be it. Let me state the obvious: the views expressed in this article are my opinions. My hope is that they will resonate with readers and “real” yogis everywhere.
There’s no wrong way to come to yoga. People who start with the physical only may or may not evolve their practice to encompass the spiritual. However…Is All Yoga Created Equal? No. Without mindfulness, meditation, compassion and ethics, yoga is not yoga. I used to think that the trouble with yoga was its Americanization, its being watered down and modified and marketed in the West. All I wanted to do was escape to India. Find peace and quiet and enlightenment in the Himalayas. In 2008, I went to India and discovered that peace and quiet and enlightenment are just as rare and precious there as they are anywhere. I used to think that the trouble with yoga was the popularity of Bikram. Copyrighted sequences, stiff competition, word-by-word scripted classes. And the heat, my God, the heat! I used to think that the trouble with yoga stemmed from Yoga Journal with its Photoshopped-to-perfection bendy white female models on its glossy cover and inside hawking prohibitively pricey and exclusive exotic retreats catering to the rich and restless. I used to think that the trouble with yoga was brands like Lululemon who sell ridiculously expensive translucent yoga pants and color coordinated tops. And yoga socks. You don’t need socks to do yoga!  I used to think that the trouble with yoga was its New Agey factor. I would delineate between real, authentic yoga versus pseudoyoga. Yes, clearly the trouble with yoga was its superficiality. But then I had to let that go. I had to remember that yoga is not yoga when materialism, ego and attachment are blocking the way. Yoga is not yoga when you are beating yourself up on the inside, bashing your mind and body for being less capable than you wish you were. The real trouble with yoga is that once you start, you cannot go back. Or else!—your muscles will tighten, your mind will cloud and your soul will weep. The more you practice, the more you have to keep practicing. Once you reach a certain turning point, you simply will not quit. What starts out as a few minutes or an hour a day will evolve into “daily life practice,” morning, noon and night.
One day, your may find that your practice has transformed from stretching, breathing and meditating into compassionate action, active listening, mindful speech and modeling kindness and presence to everyone in your sphere of influence. I leave you with an important addendum to the Yoga Schmoga Sutra:
1.      Real Yogis have flexible, balanced and strong bodies and minds.
2.      Real Yogis are mindful.
3.      Real Yogis are humble and imperfect.
4.      Real Yogis are nonviolent, compassionate and kind.
5.      Real Yoga takes practice.
6.      Real Yoga is service.
7.      Real Yoga is teaching by example.
8.      Real Yoga is attainable and should be available to every human being on this planet.

Feb 13, 2014

THE HIDDEN SECRET OF YIN YOGA by:Sharon K. Cormier



Meditation, I know it’s good for me, but sometimes my body and mind refuse to cooperate.
The wild horses in my mind gallop and stomp all over the place while my body begins its own restless little dance as I try and sit still. An itch here, a numbness there, followed by overall twitchiness. It feels like my mind and body are siblings in a never-ending rivalry.So what to do with these quarreling children of our selves? For me, it’s yin yoga. One of the best kept secrets of yin yoga is that it’s really meditation that you do three minutes at a time. Yup. That’s it. Three minutes at a time (or five minutes if you are cranky and tight that day). Yin yoga is pretty new to the yoga scene. You won’t find it mentioned by Patanjali, but the practice of Yin really does ask us to keep the postures steady and comfortable as suggested in Sutra 2:46.
In 2002, Paul Grilley brought Yin’s message to the yoga community in his book, Yin Yoga: Outline of A Quiet Practice:
“It is not muscular strength that gives us the feeling of ease and lightness in the body, it is the flexibility of the joints, of the connective tissue.”
Yin does this with quiet but powerful poses. Yin asks us to let our body rest and release in the posture, to gently stretch the connective tissue that forms our joints, to let the tendons and ligaments find their original range of motion that has been constricted by our benign neglect. The body loves it and responds deeply to the stimulation and movement of energy through the joints, to the gentle massage that holding a posture brings to the inner organs. What no one talks about is that the busy mind has nowhere to go when we settle in for the three minutes of butterfly pose. And the mind really, really complains. It starts giving you all the reasons why you should be doing the grocery shopping or at least some hot yoga instead of this lame practice of sitting and holding. It natters on for about three poses. Then something quite wonderful happens. It gives up. The mind settles down. It softly releases its incessant voice with an almost audible sigh. It decides to go with the flow. It stretches and releases. Just like your connective tissue, joints and tendons are doing. The thoughts that show up are kinder, softer and less demanding. They also don’t stay long. They meander on into nothingness, leaving you deeper in the pose. And it feels wonderful. Almost with no effort you find a place within you that is peaceful and relaxed. Your low back feels warm and open, your hips are loose and your face has let go of its habitual tension. You might even have a soft smile on your face. You find yourself being friendly toward your body and appreciating its movement, restrictions and needs.
This is what yoga wants for you. Union between the body and the mind so you can open to the wonder of being released from stress. That’s why I love to teach yin yoga. Within the quiet power of a yin practice we meet ourselves fully on the mat as we take time to delve deeply into a posture and listen to what comes up within our emotional world. When we meet ourselves this way, we see what’s really going on inside us. We have time to appreciate the goodness within us, that which we too often deny because we are busy yelling at our inner selves. We actually hear our self-talk. And hearing it we may decide to change it, to bring kindness and compassion to our own beautiful selves, to appreciate and honor our human life with all its eccentricities. To befriend who we are.
That is the hidden secret of yin yoga. Meditation.
The whole time you were “doing yin yoga” you were actually meditating, gently moving inward physically and mentally. You were allowing space for stillness. You were totally present.
You were at peace.
Try yin yoga. You just might find yourself.
  

Dec 8, 2013

Yoga bersama Group Singapore, By: Yuni


Pagi ini tanggal 9 Desember 2013, kami dibangunkan oleh suara gemuruh di langit, pertanda akan turun hujan. Tahu apa yang ada di benak kami? mungkin saja kita akan kehujanan saat beryoga, karena lokasinya outdoor, di Pantai Kuta. Ternyata pasrah itu perlu, ... namun ternyata sampai di Kuta sekitar jam 6.30 am, eh cuaca cukup terang. Thanks God, kami bisa tersenyum. akhirnya tepat jam 6.45 tamu2 pada datang dari tempatnya menginap, berjalan kaki. mereka adalah rombongan pecinta yoga dari Singapore. Orangnya baik2 banget, keibuan deh. (memang harusnya Ibu-ibu itu ya keibuan to?) Akhirnya kami mulai beryoga...laaah!  Dipandu Oleh yoga teacher Yuni, kelas berjalan lancar. cuaca cerah, everything is Ok laaah...! (ngomongnya pakai logat Singapore nih). Siapapun dia, darimanapun mereka berasal, ...yang penting yoga...supaya hidup sehat dan berbahagia. Thanks and Cu...

Nov 24, 2013

Salute to my Guru, Na'ma'ska'r.



What is Guru? The Sam'skrta word "Guru" has two parts. It is a compound word. "Gu" means darkness. "Ru" means dispelling entity. The one who dispels is called Ru. Guru means the entity who dispels darkness from the mind.
The tantrikas say that there are three kinds of gurus--adhama (lowest) guru, madhyama (mediocre) guru, and uttam (highest) guru. The lowest type of gurus discharge their duty merely by mouthing big words and teaching theoretically. They do not bother to see if their disciples are following their instructions sincerely or not. The mediocre gurus teach their disciples, no doubt, and also supervise their progress to some extent. But the best gurus teach their disciples properly, follow their progress meticulously, and if they find their disciples straying from the path of spirituality, they compel them to do their practice by creating circumstantial pressure.
The Tantrik scriptures describe the qualities of an ideal guru; tranquil; self-controlled; able to raise their own kundalini and that of others also; modest; soberly dressed; of exemplary conduct; well-established in society; pure in body and mind; adept in both spiritual theory and spiritual practice; superbly intelligent; maintaining a balanced family life; Established in dhyana (contemplation); well-versed in Tantra and Mantra; and able to reward and punish their disciples.
The Tantric scriptures also describe the qualities of an ideal disciple: tranquil; modest and humble; of pure soul; having reverence; capable of receiving ideas clearly; competent and ever ready to carry out the guru's command; able to raise one's own kundalini; having requisite knowledge and experience; of noble conduct; and having a balanced mind.
Every person is entitled to do sa'dhana'. Thus Sagun'a Brahma must appear to everyone in the form of a Sadguru. But if one does not have a keen desire for emancipation, one cannot claim this right; and that is why Sagun'a Brahma does not appear to everyone. When the desire for salvation becomes intense, only then do human beings attain Sadguru. Thus it is said, that only those who have reached the proper time in their evolution, are entitled to attain Sadguru and learn sa'dhana'.
By means of sa'dhana', one attains liberation. For this one will have to resort to a special method. Only one who knows this method can teach others; the spiritual aspirant must search for a competent teacher to teach the science of meditation. So in order to learn the spiritual science and attain salvation, is not the necessity of a spiritual guru undeniable? Otherwise, can anyone learn this spiritual science by oneself? If someone does not open the gate to a house--if someone does not loosen the chains from those who are enchained, their hands and feet can never free themselves in spite of the most vigorous efforts. In exactly the same way, it is impossible for one who is enchained by Prakrti to attain liberation from this vast prison of the universe.
Besides, it is not possible for anyone to learn the methods and strategies of anything, by oneself. It needs the help of a competent instructor who can teach well, and who can be followed. This sort of indispensable teacher is known as a guru. One should learn the methods of intuitional practice from such a guru. Hence without the help of the guru, it is not possible to attain liberation. The first and foremost requisite for attaining liberation is a guru.

Subha's'ita Sam'graha, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti