A Brief History of the Beginning of Rama Lotus Yoga Centre

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- by Robert Hay
I started yoga by happenstance. I was taking a management communications course and everyone had to take on a project to apply the things we were learning in a meaningful, real-life situation. One of the people in the course was a yoga teacher who had never taught in public. Her project was to organize, promote, and teach a class and I went to the first one. I can remember doing triangle pose and tree pose. Here, in 1990, the seed of yoga was planted.

Ahimsa

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning non-violence. It’s definition is abstention from violent acts in word, deed and thought toward any living thing. It is living from the heart center, the heart center of love, compassion and understanding. It is an expression of love for all things created by the one creator. It is a true way of being.

The Power of Silence

In the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about silence, or the lack of music in yoga classes. As I’ve been practicing yoga without music more often now, it has given me a lot of opportunity to reflect on this experience. In the past I have always enjoyed both silence and music in yoga for different reasons. But now I wonder if the use of music in class is really just a distraction?