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The Perfect Path by Peter Ashok Baragon

My “Salt Spring Centre experience” began in 1995 when I was introduced to the Centre by my friend John while visiting the island that summer. John had a picture of Baba Hari Dass on his fridge. I remember asking him, “Who is that man in that picture?” He replied, “Babaji. He is a yogi, he […]

Asana of the Month: Upavista Konasana

Upavista Konasana Wide Angle Seated Forward Fold I love forward bends! We know forward folds relax and calm the mind and body, and this pose is no exception. This asana creates the openness to really let go and decompress from a stressful day. A nice restorative variation is to assume the pose against a wall, […]

Asana of the Month: Utthita Trikonasana

Extended Triangle Pose: Utthita Trikonasana (A standing pose/lateral bend) It’s the feeling of wringing out the back and spinal muscles while creating space for breath in the corners of the torso, that keeps this pose a staple in my practice. I remember enjoying this pose in a yoga class years ago, when my back muscles […]

Asana of the month: Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani (legs-up-the-wall pose) Viparita = inverted, reversed; Karani = doing, making Viparita Karani is a wonderful yoga posture and a favourite of mine, one that I share with students any time of the year. This asana is particularly refreshing in the long dark months of winter. It is a nice inversion alternative
 to savasana pose and […]