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“I have been a seeker and I still am,
But I stopped asking the books and the stars.
I started listening to the teaching of my soul.”
~ Rumi
Meditation Group will be held at Blue Mounds State Park Saturday, July 21.We will be leaving Sioux Falls at 1:00pm.Meditation Group fee waived, $5.00 per carload to enter park.RSVP at least one week in advance at eastbankyoga@gmail.com or 605.759.7459 to coordinate carpool.Bring hydration, sunscreen and a sun hat.Artist Greg DenOtter will be providing customized walking stick gifts to participants.


Yin and Restorative Yoga August 15, 5:45-6:45pm. Class will begin with Yin poses. The intention of a yin pose is to be practiced in a relaxed manner. Yin yoga works deep into the connective tissues to assist in activating change at the deepest level. The second half of class will consist of Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is the balance to an active asana practice, however it’s not really passive, it’s receptive. Class consists of setting up in certain s…
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My Saturday morning reading lead me to a poignant blog by Victor Dubin
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/YogaForHealthyAging/~3/tn6tSuDWTlw/daya-yoga-practice-of-compassion.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
There is room for me to take my personal yoga practice to a more mindful level at times.On occasion I move into the asanas that are “good for me” without taking the time to value the experience. Sometimes I skip staying busy when slowing down with some yoga likely would replenish mind, body and soul.That is on occasion.I appreciate the “wow factor” when I am in the mode and revelations and freeing the breath flow in my practice.
With pleasant anticipation I was ready to host Meditation Group.I looked forward to the synergy of group meditation.I looked forward to renewing a mindset of letting go of limiting thought patterns and beliefs.As we sat I was ready to be “an empty vessel,” clear for meditation.I was greeted with insight. Our post meditation discussion included laug…

Let's Move

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It is with delight that the hip strengthening exercises I implemented a little over a month ago I note are now completed with ease and confidence by all in class.
A new exercise along with following through with the ancient wisdom of yoga poses indeed is a refreshing re-set for the mind, body and soul.
Join me this evening at 5:45, and every third Wednesday for Prana Flow Wind Down Slow Yoga.  Warm up, Vinyasa, and ease in to keeping the muscles warm and comfortable for winding down.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh

Namaste,
Jill Moncur



Chakra Asana Class

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Saturday, March 31, 10:00-11:15am
This class will consist of:
Introduction to the chakras
A yoga practice pairing asanas with chakras
Relational meaning of mind, body and chakra
Pre-registration and payment required prior to class, eastbankyoga@gmail.com or 605.759.7459
$25.00 cash or check
Jill Moncur, E-RYT


A Practice of Peace

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Meditation Group met today.  My personal insight brought fourth that the path of life can go up, wind, and down.  Meditation brought me to a place of “being” and not swept up in the concerns that can arise.  Clarity and clearing occurred on my part. Our reflective discussion was vast and lead to the desire to deepen and continue on a path of peaceful inquiry. As we balance and adjust our balance in yoga class we can remind ourselves that in tree pose "It's supposed to motivate us to work toward our goal even if there are many obstacles in the way."
-T.K.V. Desikachar Om Shanti Jill Moncur, E-RYT
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On occasion I wonder as I take in a yoga class when there seems to be a relatively “easy” asana a look of wanting more.I am fine if I am wrong with this perception.If you find a pose that you are not at the present moment feeling an active stretch I invite you to settle in.There is a lovely feeling of being fully aware in the body and begin to notice in such a pose that you can relax a bit more, gently rise up through the spine, and check in with where your breathing is at.
Upon finishing class yesterday morning one person said “that is exactly what I needed.” The benefits of yoga are both tangible and subtle.
Meditation ~ Silence is the relaxation of mind and body; it is restful and healing.The power of silence preserves energy and vitality.
Twists ~ Twists are particularly powerful detoxifiers. When we twist, we put pressure on the internal organs, and when we breathe in a twist, we modify that pressure.Stagnant residue can be released from the organs, and when we exhale or release the…
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What does light talk about?
When you recognize her beauty
The eye applauds
The heart stands in ovation
And the tongue when she is near is on it’s best behavior
It speaks more like light
What does light talk about? I asked a plant that once
It said I am not sure but it makes me grow
The invitation is to attune to lightness in your souls
Join us at East Bank Yoga starting in December All Levels Yoga from 6:00-7:00pm Alleviate tension and strain physically, while simultaneously encouraging mental growth, clarity and peace.
Physically yoga helps in stretching tight muscles while strengthening weak muscles. Additional benefits of a yoga practice include cardio and circulatory health, reducing stress and have frequently been correlated with a stronger immune system. Join me in a mindful paced practice.
Tuesdays Reserve a Yoga Class, 7:10-8:00pm
Class options include, Vinyasa, Very Beginners Yoga, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga.$40.00 Reserve a minimum of 24 hours in advance via eastbankyoga@gmail.com or …