The Grading System of Yoga: What you earn as you practice.

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Most recently, I have had a discussion regarding Yoga and Flexibility more often than I have had in the five years now that I have been teaching yoga.  The number one reason that I always hear from people who are scared of doing yoga is “I can’t do yoga because I am NOT flexible” although the reality of it is that flexibility is earned once yoga is performed regularly.  Flexibility can be limited due to injuries, bone structure, etc. but you can develop more flexibility with practice.  So, since this conversation has come up more recently lately, I was prompted to write this article.  Spirit came to me and told me to write up the benefits of Yoga and compare them to the American Grading System to assist individuals with the goals of YOGA.  I have told many people numerous times that Flexibility is the F word of Yoga.   However, it does not convince them to try it.

So without further ado, let me list what grades you EARN the more you DO YOGA.  In the American Grading system, when you do even try to do the assignment or show up, you get an F for failure; D for inadequate attempt at the assignment; C for average attempt; B for more proficient attempt and A for the Excellent execution of the assignment and perfect presentation.  Well in yoga, IT IS THE OPPOSITE.  There are no negatives only positive changes and the “lower the grade” the better you are.  I am only saying lower grade in comparison to the American Grading System.  However, in the Yoga Grading System the more you practice, you elevate on the Yoga ladder and benefits increase.

A is for Awareness which is the first thing you earn coming into a Yogic practice.  You are aware you need a different way of life; something to remove your stress;  practice flexibility; want to add an element of meditation.  Aware that yoga is a little harder than you realize or yoga is hard but “makes me feel great especially after SAVASANA.” Whatever it is that brought you into the Yoga Room, it begins your journey to awareness.

B is for Balance and Body Awareness.  As you begin your yogic journey, each movement helps you to gain more balance.  Balance physically as you strengthen your muscles to help stand in Tree Pose and Dancer.  Balance mentally as you begin to learn to release stress and check in to your emotions.  Learn how to balance your practice around your lifestyle.  Balance spiritually as you begin to connect to something bigger than you.  Body awareness as you begin to RESPECT your body as it is at that very MOMENT in TIME.  With every movement, you begin to feel your body change with every pose and every breath.  Body awareness as you begin to realize yoga isn’t just about physical body but about your mental and emotional body.

C is for Consciousness and Connection.  There is a BIG difference in being AWARE and BEING CONSCIOUS.  Aware means the things you see with your FIVE SENSES: THE FACTS.  All of those things you  find in the material world.  Consciousness is something you deal with the UNSEEN: the METAPHYSICAL, THE UNEXPLAINABLE.  The Yoga Sutras and the philosophy of Yoga works in this realm.  The more you practice Yoga you will begin to know about the CHAKRAS, ENERGIES, AURAS, etc.  You begin to study more about spirituality.  It may even strengthen your FAITH in your chosen religion. However, there is no denying that you will feel a CONNECTION to the WORLD, the UNIVERSE, whatever you call your HIGHER POWER and the energies around you, through you and IN you.  More reading: Awareness vs Consciousness

D is for DHARMA and DISCERNMENT.  In this definition, Dharma will be taken from the Hindu religion definition for the moral and religious law that rule the our conduct that leads us to KARMA which is SANSKRIT for ACTION and/or the results of our ACTIONS good or bad.  Definition of Dharma. In Yoga, one learns about listening to their body, their energies and the energies around them something similar to what is taught in Quantum Physics.  With each practice, you get deeper and deeper in your connection with yourself, your emotions, and your connection with the Universe.  You get to learn that you are one with the great SCHEME of things.  You want to learn more about YOUR LIFE PURPOSE.  The law of dharma and your purpose. In a Spiritual sense for those who believe in an ALMIGHTY power, we develop Discernment in which we hear the voice of God or of the Holy Spirit or whatever Divinity you believe in.  You submit your actions, your thoughts, your energy to learn more about the Divinity Will for you to move along in this Universe in our Physical form.  You begin to realize you are a ENERGY, SPIRITUAL BEING in a physical shell to experience the Human Existence and to co-create a world of love for others and yourself. Here are two articles for additional reading: Discernment Holy Spirit and Making Inspired Decisions

E is Exhalation.  According to the Yoga Sutras, Exhalation is the most important aspect of Pranayama (breathing exercises) in Yoga.  Why?  Exhalation in Yoga is usually intentional versus when we are conscious and not performing any physical exertion.  Intentional Exhalation allows the body to relax, causing stress to release, lower blood pressure, and strengthen chest and abdomen muscles.  The Importance of Exhalation

Finally, but not, least is F for Flexibility.  The More you practice Yoga, the more bendy you get.  Don’t believe me!  Here is the article to prove it:  What Science can teach about Flexibility?

So now that you learned what you can EARN with yoga, why not try it today?  Besides, you can get all of this and be nude at the same time?  WOW.  Like I say, without the clothes, I can get even deeper into my Yoga Practice and the poses specifically.  WHEW! Well, that is my grading system.  I hope you find this informative and lead you into beginning your Yogic Journey.

 

 

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year one and all.  I hope these past three days have been filled with hope, wonderful opportunities and much awakening.  With every New Year, new goals are set.  Whether it is a goal to lose weight, to get more money, or change your perspective, start the New Year with a bang!  If you missed the opportunity to get it in gear starting the first day of the year, you can start today.  Ever wanted to start a nude practice?  Read all the articles and still a little leery?  Well here is another experience for you: Nude Yoga Experience.

Still need some encouragement?! Well, I have created a video of a non-nude Facebook friendly yoga class giving a sneak peek of the UnMasking Ceremony as I described in a previous blog that I do with every yoga class of mine.

Watch it here: New Year’s Day Brief FB Friendly Nude yoga

Why do I do nude yoga?  My mission is  to change the rape culture to a positive awareness of the human body as a protective shell of something bigger and brighter within.  I want to change people’s minds about the nude body being a sexual object.  Besides, with our New First Lady being a nude model, nudity and its image may be challenged even more.  SO why not, make it a positive change.  Just like what everyone seeks of the New Year: new and positive changes.

I hope to hear from you soon.  Ask questions?  Lots of them.  I won’t reject anyone or any question.  No question is stupid unless not ask.   Have a wonderful day and an AWESOME NEW YEAR!!

NuReveal Yoga has new classes and services

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Every year, nude yoga and nude fitness takes me closer and closer to enlightenment. Being free from clothing allows for me to receive more Divine Light quickly and uninhibitedly.  Being naked has helped me to not only remove any body insecurity but also purifies my soul and mind from all things that no longer serve me.  With so much enlightenment available, I have been enlightened to create two new courses.  I wish to share my knowledge and experiences to assist others to blossom their own inner beauty while shedding their dogma, insecurities and negativity in the process.

One class is the Enlightened Empath Class.

Starting January 10 and every Tuesday after that at 6:45pm -7:45pm.

This is a weekly class to teach empaths techniques how to enhance their intuition and clear up the energies from negative spaces. We will speak about different tools and techniques to enhance our knowledge of spirituality and handle our empathic abilities.

This class is online via oovoo. Sign up with Oovoo for free and look for nurevealyoga@gmail.com. Only 10 people allowed for class.

$15.00 per session

I created this class since the elections have left a lot of people questioning the US state of affairs and their role in it.  The energy of the Election, this year’s events and certain other things have caused a feeling of dread, worries, judgments to spread a thick energetic blanket over people and left them confused with so much emotions.

The second is a Life Coaching service.  One program is available for 30 days or 3 months while the other is 60 days or 6 month course.  So the 30 day course is a daily hourly course discussing the Niyamas/Yamas and working it along with your life to improve certain skills and outlook or you can change it to a 3 month course which you will then have a 2x a week hourly class to work the course.  Of course, the 60 day/6 month course is longer.

To find the price of the Life Coaching service is listed on the MindBody App or this link:  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=572384&stype=-2&subTab=info.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

PREPARE FOR THE NEW YEAR.  ENJOY THE AWAKENING AND ANSWER THE CALL.

 

 

 

 

Why Should you Adopt A Grandparent?

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Read this article and find out why I chose to Adopt a Grandparent.  We are sponsoring the Brookdale Residential Facility in St. Augustine.  This Saturday is our deadline to order and we have 90 more gifts to go.  Please help us out.

Santa for Seniors

To find out more how you can help, go to the Adopt a Grandparent Facebook Event:Adopt A Grandparent Event

 

Holiday Gift Giving – Adopt a Grandparent Program

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Every year, NuReveal Yoga chooses a program to support for the holidays.  We chose to do this again.  I enjoy my new place in St. Augustine.  We witnessed first hand the devastation Hurricane Matthew did to the town and I would like to support this program here in St. Augustine.  Please help me to provide as many gifts as possible.   All donations can be processed through email invoices through Propay from lphoenixkunst@marykay.com.

Thank you and have a blessed day.

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Continue to change the minds of individuals one mind at a time.  Our bodies are temples holding precious energy.

New Location, still growing

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I am so enjoying my new home in St. Augustine but love visiting and teaching on Sundays in Orlando.  I am so excited to continue to grow in skills and knowledge to assist you all in different ways.  Although currently,  I can not teach group classes in St. Augustine, I am teaching in Jacksonville monthly co-ed Nude classes in a private club.  The next class is scheduled for October 29 at 11:00am.  I am currently offering Intuitive Readings via phone and online for $30 for 30 min.  I have added more services and more availability to assist in your needs.  Please check out our new system to reserve your appointment at our Mindbody app and/or website.  Just look for us at Mindbody as NuReveal Yoga.  We chose Mindbody to keep the business organized and up to date.  We are in the process of collecting funds so that we can create a location here in St. Augustine that is similar and bigger to the space in Orlando, a location that is open to the naturists and everyone who seeks to find healing.  That is why we are offering more services than before.

This is just a quick note of gratitude to you and announcement of new services and times.  Without you, this business would not exist.  I am honored to serve you all.   I am so grateful to those who have come and continue to come by.  I am so grateful to those who allow me to serve.   May I continue to find more and better ways to serve you.

Thank you so much!!! Namaste!!!

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