Recent Posts by Lightrail Yoga Angels

Meditation

By Nulise Santana, LTY 300 Hour trainee/2016 We all have a little voice in our heads that is constantly commenting, agreeing, disagreeing from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep. And, it's not always the most positive and friendly! Meditation helps to observe that little voice and all the thoughts flowing…
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The Growing Seed

The post effect of Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training By Yamilet Guntin, LTY trainee/2016 There was a monk who wanted to get enlightened so bad that he decided to go up a mountain thinking that hermitage was going to help in the process. While climbing the mountain he found a master Zen coming down with a pile…
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Asana…

By Michael Ortiz, LTY trainee 2016 When looking at the 8-limbed approach of Astanga Yoga, the 1st limb we reach after the moral and ethical code (yama/niyama) is Asana.  Although the Asana practice is but briefly mentioned in the Yoga Sutras and even at that it is referring more to the seated posture for meditation, for…
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Why is important a yogic diet?

By Karla Garcia, LTY trainee 2016 When we begin practicing yoga it infuses not only to one part of your life, but your whole life. It is a whole life commitment to awareness, compassion, and attaining the union between your atman (your pure soul) and purusha (pure universal consciousness). One of the keys of a…
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Yoga & Recovery

By Michael Ortiz, LTY trainee 2016 One of the primary reasons why I am completing the 200hr RYT training is to bring this amazing and inspiring practice to the recovery community and to share the gifts that I have received thru practicing Yoga. Having 12 years sober myself, I have lived through recovery with and without Yoga and I…
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The Business of Yoga

By Ashley Jugo, LTY trainee/2016 After having a discussion today with a fellow yogi from the teacher training, I learned about the business side of yoga. I hadn’t given much that to it, as business itself sounds so official and not such a yogic concern as yoga is about asceticism, non attachment to material things…
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Gentle Chakra Meditation

By  Christina A. Demetre, LTY trainee/2016 Make your way into a comfortably seated position. Gently close your eyes, and bring your awareness to your breath. Begin to soften into your body, and allowing your mind to ease. Connect with the ground below you. Allow yourself to feel the support.  With each inhale, feel it meet…
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My Yoga Experience with Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training

By Ashley Jugo, LTY trainee/2016 I cannot believe the teacher training is about to end. I am continuing to observe, assist, and teach classes. It was has been such a privilege to be part of Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training, to go on this journey discovering myself, my strengths, my weaknesses, and everything in between. I learned…
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Broccoli Pasta, Vegan and Gluten Free

By  Christina A. Demetre, LTY trainee/2016 You just got home from a crazy day. You're tired and starving. Your mind is at the point where you have zero interest in putting a ton of effort into making dinner. You also love broccoli, ok well maybe not, but I can eat it in probably every meal.…
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Discernment vs Judgment

By Elena Gamez, LTY trainee/2016 Something that I constantly work at is not judging. Being judged doesn’t feel good. One would think that if one acknowledges this for oneself that it would be easy to not fall into the pattern of judging others, but sometimes we do so unconsciously. I believe this is one of…
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A tale of spirits and discovery

By Yamilet Guntin, LTY trainee/2016 Science is a beautiful thing, but spirit is both beautiful and necessary. I was born in a country that was surrounded by spirits, I remember my great grandmother going to her knees every night to pray her rosary but I also remember her telling me about the spirits that were all around us…
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Meditation and Controlling the Restless Mind

By Carolita Hernandez, LTY trainee/2016 A beginner's journey into finding stillness in a windstorm Developing a sound meditation practice has been at the top of my "to do" list for a while.  At different points of my life I have attempted to nudge myself into a regular habit of meditation, knowing good and well that I would…
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Injury As Practice

By Christina Demetre, LTY trainee/2016 The last few years I have been a die-hard yogi, going to class almost every day. It did not matter that my massage work schedule was all over the place; I always found time to show up. That power hour or 75 minute class was MY time. It is also important to…
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Being Pregnant While Certifying in Yoga

By Cristina Cernuda LTY trainee/2016 When I made the decision to certify in yoga the thought of getting pregnant couldn’t have been further from my mind—but it seems that’s when these little miracles happen; always when you least expect it. The news was received with incredible joy and relentless excitement, but a small part of me…
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