May 20, 2013
newculturerevolution:

NCR: Health & Beauty > yoga asana. 
Warrior II: (sanskrit name) Virabhadrasana II 
According to Hindu mythology (specifically theMahabharata), there was a certain Lord Shiva who loved the daughter, Sati, of his enemy, Daksha. Daksha refused to accept Shiva, even when Shiva and Sati were married. This animosity between Sati’s father and husband upset her so greatly that she killed herself.
            Distraught by his wife’s death, myth tells that Shiva created the fiercest warrior from a bead of sweat on his forehead. This warrior’s name was Virabhadra, and Shiva set him out to destroy those who had caused the death of his beloved Sati.
In Dr. Svoboda’s dynamic book The Greatness of Saturn, he describes Virabhadra as looking “like a flaming fire, having many heads and many eyes, and tens of thousands of arms and legs. The embodiment of concentrated might…”
The fiery power of Virabhadra takes form in three different Warrior poses, this being the second. So, each time you perform Virabhadrasana I, II or III, think of the mighty conqueror from which your posture gets its name. Feel that and try to embody it. 
source:  http://www.cnyhealingarts.com/
Benefits: This is a great pose to ease sciatica, flat feet, strengthening the back and ease lower back pain, stretching out the shoulders and chest. It also increases stamina which is needed when you’re restoring your body on holiday as well as working your daily routine.
KK: loves the heat this pose creates and the strength of the posture.
SK: loves the concentration required of this posture and the focus it brings. It’s also a great posture to check in to see where you’re at with you’re physical alignment.
Kristin wears tank top by Spiritual Gangster, shorts by Club Monaco. Bracelet from Lavish & Squalor.
shot on location at Grand Hyatt Kauai
by: Sima

newculturerevolution:

NCR: Health & Beauty > yoga asana. 

Warrior II: (sanskrit name) Virabhadrasana II 

According to Hindu mythology (specifically theMahabharata), there was a certain Lord Shiva who loved the daughter, Sati, of his enemy, Daksha. Daksha refused to accept Shiva, even when Shiva and Sati were married. This animosity between Sati’s father and husband upset her so greatly that she killed herself.

            Distraught by his wife’s death, myth tells that Shiva created the fiercest warrior from a bead of sweat on his forehead. This warrior’s name was Virabhadra, and Shiva set him out to destroy those who had caused the death of his beloved Sati.

In Dr. Svoboda’s dynamic book The Greatness of Saturn, he describes Virabhadra as looking “like a flaming fire, having many heads and many eyes, and tens of thousands of arms and legs. The embodiment of concentrated might…”

The fiery power of Virabhadra takes form in three different Warrior poses, this being the second. So, each time you perform Virabhadrasana I, II or III, think of the mighty conqueror from which your posture gets its name. Feel that and try to embody it. 

source:  http://www.cnyhealingarts.com/

Benefits: This is a great pose to ease sciatica, flat feet, strengthening the back and ease lower back pain, stretching out the shoulders and chest. It also increases stamina which is needed when you’re restoring your body on holiday as well as working your daily routine.

KK: loves the heat this pose creates and the strength of the posture.

SK: loves the concentration required of this posture and the focus it brings. It’s also a great posture to check in to see where you’re at with you’re physical alignment.

Kristin wears tank top by Spiritual Gangster, shorts by Club Monaco. Bracelet from Lavish & Squalor.

shot on location at Grand Hyatt Kauai

by: Sima

August 2, 2012
Bespoke Yoga: Yoga
The Western minds vs. The Eastern Mind.

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga

The Western minds vs. The Eastern Mind.

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Filed under: yoga east west meditation 
August 1, 2012
Bespoke Yoga: Love | Yoga | Style | Travel
It’s August 1st already! Where do you live? What are your plans? I’m always surprised by how quickly time passes. Generally and in my life specifically. August is my birthday month. It tends to mean more to me on a level of “resolutions” than New Year’s Eve. I’m making some big changes. They have already begun actually. One of them is to share more about me. I receive a lot of emails asking me personal questions so I will either share more about who I am here or start a personal blog. Although the thought of yet another blog governed by me is daunting in itself. Either way… there will be more transparency and that will be my online yoga. Unity. 
What do you resolve to change in August? Many of us are in the height of summer. Depending on where we live. The sun is always a great source to energize and move closer to a way of living and loving that is better suited to our overall health. I hope August is a magical month for all of you. I know I’m going to do the work to make it so for me.
x Sima

Bespoke Yoga: Love | Yoga | Style | Travel

It’s August 1st already! Where do you live? What are your plans? I’m always surprised by how quickly time passes. Generally and in my life specifically. August is my birthday month. It tends to mean more to me on a level of “resolutions” than New Year’s Eve. I’m making some big changes. They have already begun actually. One of them is to share more about me. I receive a lot of emails asking me personal questions so I will either share more about who I am here or start a personal blog. Although the thought of yet another blog governed by me is daunting in itself. Either way… there will be more transparency and that will be my online yoga. Unity. 

What do you resolve to change in August? Many of us are in the height of summer. Depending on where we live. The sun is always a great source to energize and move closer to a way of living and loving that is better suited to our overall health. I hope August is a magical month for all of you. I know I’m going to do the work to make it so for me.

x Sima

July 7, 2012
Bespoke Yoga: Yoga
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~ Vaclav Havel

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~ Vaclav Havel

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Filed under: optimism possible yoga union 
April 19, 2012
Bespoke Yoga: Yoga
Some inspiration to control your sugar cravings.

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga

Some inspiration to control your sugar cravings.

January 20, 2012

Bespoke Yoga: Love & Yoga

David Bowie interview from 1975 with Dinah Shore has an illuminating perspective on “love” and “in love”. I think he has a great point of view about why we love someone … that it is more to do with fulfilling something in our self than for the other person. 

Love & Yoga: from 2:42 - 4:11

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Filed under: david bowie love yoga in love 
January 7, 2012

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga

Here is a great reason to get out of bed.

January 5, 2012
Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Nutrition)
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.~ Shirley Maclaine

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Nutrition)

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.~ Shirley Maclaine

January 1, 2012

Bespoke Yoga: Travel

"Sometimes when you’re most alone, you’re not alone at all." ~ Rob Machado, The Drifter

December 31, 2011

Bespoke Yoga: Style+Yoga (Yogue)

The complex simplicity of Karl Lagerfeld on being present.

December 27, 2011
Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Moksha)
What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. ~ George P. Baker

Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Moksha)

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. ~ George P. Baker

December 24, 2011
Bespoke Yoga: Yogue (Yoga + Style)
(Modified) Bridge Pose: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
(SET-too BAHN-dah) setu = dam or bridge bandha = lock


Benefits:
Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings
Improves circulation of blood
Helps alleviate stress and mild depression
Calms the brain and central nervous system
Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs
Improves digestion
Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
Reduces backache and headache
Reduces fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia
Rejuvenates tired legs
Relieves symptoms of asthma and high blood pressure
Therapeutic for hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis

Bespoke Yoga: Yogue (Yoga + Style)

(Modified) Bridge Pose: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

(SET-too BAHN-dah) 
setu = dam or bridge 
bandha = lock


Benefits:

  • Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
  • Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings
  • Improves circulation of blood
  • Helps alleviate stress and mild depression
  • Calms the brain and central nervous system
  • Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
  • Reduces backache and headache
  • Reduces fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Rejuvenates tired legs
  • Relieves symptoms of asthma and high blood pressure
  • Therapeutic for hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis

  • December 24, 2011
    Bespoke Yoga: Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians, we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there. ~ Henry Miller

    Bespoke Yoga: Ahimsa (Non-Violence)

    Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians, we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there. ~ Henry Miller

    December 8, 2011
    Bespoke Yoga: Yoga 
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. ~ Black Elk

    Bespoke Yoga: Yoga 

    And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. ~ Black Elk


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    Filed under: breath black elk yoga 
    December 6, 2011
    Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Dharana - Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness)
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

    Bespoke Yoga: Yoga (Dharana - Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness)

    Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti