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Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP Practicing Yoga by oneself can be easy. We choose the pace, slow or fast, hard or easy, we can just choose by ourselves. But practicing with a partner can be more challenging. Choose some familiar poses and notice the differences when doing the pose on our own and with a […]

February 16, 2019 | By More
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP In modern society, the most common and accepted form of Yoga practice is āsana practice. The practice begins with the body and is known as Hatha Yoga. “Ha” refers to the moon, the essence of the Self, the subordinate side; the intangible, receptive and feminine side of the Self, the […]

January 10, 2019 | By More
The Power of Śacī

The Power of Śacī

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP Learning a new language is a good exercise for the mind, like learning Chinese or Sanskrit. The Sanskrit word Śacī means speech, eloquence.  We all know the power of speech. Politicians attain positions through lectures regardless of virtue. A product is sold relying on how much money you put into […]

December 14, 2018 | By More
Yoga: The Path to Know the Self

Yoga: The Path to Know the Self

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP The place of action includes the body, mind and spirit as three layers. Everyone has different degrees of activities with these layers. Yoga practice is to understand the activities of these layers and do our best to bring the relationships of body, mind, and spirit into harmony at a suitable […]

November 13, 2018 | By More
In Memory of Dharma Master Tan Run Huan (谭润华)

In Memory of Dharma Master Tan Run Huan (谭润华)

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP It has been 12 years since my first Yoga teacher passed away. Dharmapala Master Tan is my first Yoga teacher. He was born in 1913 and learned Yoga in Hong Kong when he was young. When I met him, he had already retired from teaching work as a biology teacher […]

October 18, 2018 | By More