Lesson 12 – Final Lesson of 2015

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

We are coming up on our mid-term break here at the ashram.  What has been 3 months feels like 3 lifetimes!!  This will be the last lesson before the break and we will resume in the first week of January.  I write these in hope that the teachings can help everyone along in their spiritual journey and at the same time, give previews of what we will be teaching at the studio when I return in March.  I am so looking forward to reconnecting with all of you that I know and meeting all of you that I do not.  Our life, and our yoga, is such a beautiful blessing.

Spread love and the passion of life during the holiday season, and then try to remember that just because the holiday season is over, we don’t need to stop.  The yogic way is to look within and eliminate everything inside of us that isn’t serving our greatest good.  I know that this is difficult, I know that this is challenging, but I promise you that it is the most rewarding endeavor any human being can take.  Believe in unity.  Whenever you look at someone and think that they are different than you, make a mental note to yourself that they are not.  We are all the same.  The primary reason we think that we are different is through ignorance.

Ignorance does not mean stupidity; it simply means not being able to see the reality of a situation.  In order for us to see reality, we must practice detachment, which brings us objectivity.  You see, when we become attached, we create and compound suffering, including the belief that we are different from our fellow man.  This ignorance drives all our prejudices, likes and dislikes and is the primary cause of all the world’s problems.  That is why no problem can be solved through outward intervention.  It is up to each individual on the planet to change themselves, to see that we are all the same, by actively seeking to remove ignorance.  Only then, can we truly have peace and serenity, not just in the holiday season, but in all seasons.

Yoga is Unity, We are One.

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 11 from the Ashram

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

We chant a lot here at the ashram.  Chanting is a form of concentration which can lead to meditative states and it goes way beyond just saying words or repeating them.  In order to chant properly we must have intent and a clear understanding of the words.  When we chant, we chant in Sanskrit.  This is considered the oldest language of mankind and all of the old yogic literature is written in this language including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the basis of the Yoga that I am studying here.  When we translate Sanskrit, it is necessary to use many English words because the language has such deep meaning.  The language also carries the vibration and energy of its age, which is why we speak it both chanting and when we lead Yoga practices.  I find it interesting to compare with modern language, like English, where a lot of the words have lost their meaning, their vibration and their power.  English has become cheapened, mostly due to advertising the effect of uncontrolled capitalism.  I was noticing that just before I left for India, everything was “epic” and that we are ingrained in our societal attitudes to always try to come up with a better word for the best to either describe our experience or in the case of advertising, to sell something.  The effect of this is that there is a mass misunderstanding of what words mean, and it is obvious by the mess that communication has become in the world.  People have ever increasing difficulty on how to communicate properly because words have lost their original meaning!!!

The lesson this week then is what can we do as Yogis to help this language dislinkin our everyday life?  We practice the Yama Satya, which is often translated as truth, but is closer to “Reality”.  And part of Satya is to practice correct language and language use, because if we are using incorrect language other than originally intended, then we are on the wrong side of Satya.  We choose our words as carefully as we choose our thoughts and then our actions will follow.  And with all Yamas and Niyamas, others are then attracted to our virtuous behaviors and we change the fabric of our surroundings!

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 10 – Wisdom from India!

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

We celebrated my birthday this week at the ashram.  In case you are interested, I turned 39 again.  It is a good age for me!  Many of you may have heard about the flooding in a city named Chennai here in India.  We are about 100 miles south of there and it is the airport we all fly into on arrival.  The city is for the most part underwater, including the airport which looks more like a cruise ship terminal than an airport.  It has rained quite heavily for about 5 weeks.  We are OK here because the water runs off into the ocean.  That being said, the Indian people have a beautiful resilience to this sort of thing; no electric, mass displacement of people from their homes, and the like.  They band together and help each other out, and don’t complain in the process.  I was imaging if something like this happened in a major city in the U.S. how there would be rioting, violence, a tiny percentage of people willing to help others, people lining up as victims to collect their insurance money, people sitting around doing little waiting for a politician to save the day, and then the same politicians trying to work the disaster situation to their advantage for political gain.  Alas, we have a far different society in America.  We, as Yogis, have the opportunity to change the fabric of our country.  We do this by simply practicing and living virtuous lives with Yama and Niyama.

There is a deep lesson here in that we can never change another human being.  We may think that we can, but that is untrue.  We cannot change another person.  Not in a relationship, not a family member, not a friend; Nobody!  But we can change ourselves and by doing so people will notice how we live, how we are at peace with ourselves and have no drama, how we reach out our hand to help others.  And then, they will want to change for themselves.  They will, by law of attraction, seek the virtue that they see in us for themselves, because at the core of every human is this virtue, it is the basis of our internal divine.

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 9 – Hello Beautiful Community

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

I bought a bicycle a few weeks ago.  It is nice for exercise and now I no longer need to take the notoriously overcrowded buses here in India.  Riding a bike on the roads can be dicey though.  A typical decision that needs to be made is when there is a bus, 2 cars, 4 motorbikes with 9 people on them, 3 bicycles, 2 cows, 8 goats and 2 dogs all coming together at the same point in the road, what happens?  This is a common occurrence on the roads in India, and there are no traffic laws.  At least that anyone obeys.  Except that the cow is safe.

Here at the ashram we have a very controlled diet.  We are allowed to eat what we want outside the ashram except we agreed to stay vegetarian for the length of our stay.  The diet that we eat here is Sattvic.  This means that the food is prepared fresh and with care and positive vibrations.  It is also very agreeable to the digestive system, which primarily means that it is not overspiced or too strongly spiced.  Did you know that food prepared in anger is very unhealthy?  When we tune into all these energies, we begin to realize the subtleties of the world.  We chant a simple mantra before each meal and it is this.

Om Tat Sat Krishnar Panamastu .  We chant this three times before each meal, and it is basically a blessing for the food!

In this week’s lesson we take a look at Satya.  This is the second of the Yamas, which we practice to restrain our animal instincts.  Satya means truthfulness, but that is not the best word to use.  It more closely means the ability to see reality or to see things as they actually are.  Truth is subjective.  Our ability to see reality is based on our perceptions (the 5 senses) and our ability to be aware if our perceptions are feeding us correct information.  This is why oftentimes when the police ask 5 witnesses for an account of a car accident, often there are 5 different stories.  We must develop a very keen awareness of our own perception and know when it is lying to us.  We also can understand reality from a reliable witness or from inference.  We must be as careful as these as with perception!

As we look at reality and grow awareness, we move from gross to the subtle to the embodiment.  This is true of all the Yamas and the Niyamas.  To review, Yamas restrain our animal instincts and Niyamas increase our humanness.  When we outright lie, we are not practicing Satya.  This is a gross example.  When we exaggerate in a story or tell a white lie, this is more a subtle example of Satya.  When we have reached a point where we embody our truth or reality, we have reached a beautiful level of Satya and are an example for the world to follow!!!

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 8 – Hello from Pondicherry!!

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

It is the rainy season here in southern India.  We actually had a small cyclone (hurricane) and since our rooms are open one 3 sides with just some slats in the windows, everything got wet.  Furniture, bedding, clothes, everything.  It took 4 days to dry out and then it continued to rain, but at the least there was no wind.  I am sure that in the past week we have had more volume in rain than Seattle gets in an entire year!  It rains that hard.

In our practice, we are working very diligently on learning how each asana, kriya, mudra and pranayama technique are not just for the physical body, as we are often led to believe in the west.  Most everything we do in Yoga has a mental and emotional aspect as well and these mental and emotional aspects are FAR more important than the physical.  For example, camel pose (ustrasana) is specifically designed to bring awareness to the diaphragm, how it works, strengthening it for expanded lower lung capacity and therefore better breathing.  Expanded lower lung capacity brings more oxygen to the lower extremities of the body and all the organs below the solar plexis which is most of the digestive system and the reproductive organs.  So if we want to know the real anatomy of Yoga, we move away from the muscle and skeletal system and we study, learn and become aware of what we are doing to our organs, glands and nervous system.  That is where the real Yoga occurs in the physical body.  We bend our spine and lift our heart to make this happen and exaggerate this process.  The fact that our spine can open and expand is the third, fourth or fifth level of importance on the list of what Camel Pose does for us.  We are also, in every posture, to attempt to embody in our minds the shape we are making (in this case a camel) to create unity and oneness with every being in the universe.  This is a very beautiful mental aspect of the practice of asana, and how the Rishis and Gurus of old intended the practice 2,500 years ago.  I am sure they were not concerned with how nice of a backbend they could put on Instagram!!

We will be teaching this methodology for each posture and breathing technique at Ripple Yoga this coming spring!!!  The increased awareness will bring happiness and vitality to our practices.

In this week’s lesson we look at a simple lesson related to Dharma and Karma.  Realize deeply, that everything that has happened to us in our life, good and bad, past, present and future, is of our own doing.  Once this is realized, we take a giant step forward on the spiritual path.  When we become Yogic, we are no longer a victim.  Of anything.  The flip side of this is that we now must accept responsibility for everything in our life.  It is a hard lesson for some.  But trust me, once the lesson is realized, the results are beyond imagination.

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 7 from India

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

At the ashram we have a very balanced life.  We practice hard and we also have plenty of time for rest.  That is the Yogic way, to find balance, because cosmic law of the universe is always seeking balance.  To be a Yogi, we must walk the razors edge, and constantly seek the middle road.  This is not always easy and sometimes requires us to do what is good over what is pleasant.  The two are not always the same.

In our city lives, we more often than not are stressed by our lifestyle.  It is built into our culture that we are overworked, underappreciated, have little time for personal endeavors or hobbies and are constantly bombarded by emotionalism and drama.  This causes a lot of Chitta Vrittis (whirlpools of the subconscious) that drive these physical, emotional and mental imbalances.  We are always pushing, and then when we go to practice yoga, the large majority of us only practice Vinyasa where we push ourselves some more!!!  This practice makes us further out of balance.

At Ripple Yoga, we have 13 classes on the schedule, and 6 of them are Vinyasa.  4 are Hatha and 3 are Restorative for a reason, and that is to offer balance.  Hatha requires more of the use of the mind and Restorative asks us to actually relax, both of which offer balance to your practice.  I highly recommend that you take the opportunity to enjoy the other classes that are on the schedule in order to attain balance in your Yoga practice, which translates to balance in your life!  It may not be the pleasant thing to do because you tell yourself you don’t enjoy those practices, but it is the good thing to do!

In this week’s lesson we touch on Dharma again and the relationship between Dharma and the first two of the 8 limbs of Yoga, Yama and Niyama.  This all relates to the definition of Yoga, which is a conscious evolution.  We are all evolving whether we like it or not, so we may as well do it consciously.  Dharma is our responsibility as human beings and creating stability from within utilizing wisdom, love, compassion and creativity.  Without this Dharma, we run around like chickens without direction.  It is the foundation of our life and practice.  Yama is defined as the restraint of our animal instincts, the lower levels of our brain.  Niyama is the expansion of the human part of our brain, the Neo Cortex.  Evolution cannot occur without Dharma, Yama and Niyama, period.  And therefore, neither can Yoga.

Keep on the lookout for Dharma, Yama and Niyama workshops in the Spring of 2016!!!

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 6 From Pondicherry, India

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

This week at the Ashram we are completing the Eka Dasi practice of cleansing our nervous system.  It is a Pranayama (breathing) practice.  It has been quite a wild ride personally!!  I have had wicked and intense dreams, subconscious thoughts invading my consciousness from childhood that I hadn’t thought about in 25 plus years, physical manifestations including fever, whole body itching and burning for hours, and 3 days of diarrhea.  They have been practicing this at the Ashram for 47 years and all of my “events” during this practice are quite normal and have happened to many people.  What is important to recognize about any type of cleansing of the mind, body and soul is that sometimes we must sacrifice pain for growth.  The spiritual way and growth usually has some type of pain and/or discomfort associated with it, whether it is physical, mental or emotional.  This is why so few people choose a true spiritual path, especially in our society, which promotes victimization and shirking of any responsibility to self.  When we can blame others and make excuses for our behavior, then we don’t have to grow.  In these last eleven days, I have shed years of childhood issues, cleansed my mind, body and spirit and have grown appreciably because of it.  These subconscious traumas that I have been carrying with me for years have been removed and can no longer govern my behavior.  And believe me, everyone has subconscious trauma that they carry with them, and it governs our behaviors in a very real manner.  And we don’t even realize it!!

It has truly been a blessing to learn this practice and to learn how to teach it.  We will be teaching it at the studio when I return to those who are ready to receive this beautiful gift.

In today’s lesson, we talk about Yoga Marga, the Yogic Path.  This path is a razors edge, and means to walk in the middle.  To understand and be on the Yogic Path, we have to practice the 8 noble concepts.  They are:

  1. Correct Understanding (Pranama) which is understanding the perception of our own senses and when they are telling us the truth.
  2. Correct Aims (Intentions) and channeling the mind. Our motives should be uplifting.
  3. Correct Use of Speech. Think before you speak and realize that your speech indicates your state of evolution.
  4. Correct Conduct. Your behavior and your action speak louder than your words.  Duality between the two must be eliminated.  If you talk the talk, walk the walk.
  5. Correct Mode of Livelihood. This means having a job which aligns with your inner self, preferably where one can give to others.
  6. Correct Effort. This is self-explanatory!!!
  7. Correct Intellectual Activity. Put your mind in action during your downtime with art, music, philosophy, or other hobbies rather than wasting it with television and other activities aimed at devolution.
  8. Correct Contemplation. Take the time to meditate and contemplate your thoughts and actions and also to listen to the best teacher that you have, the teacher within.

If you are practicing yoga, you are already on the path, but we must also realize that everyone has their own path and where they are on it is unique to them.  Nobody should be judged for where they are on their path because we all have to consciously evolve at our own pace.  There is no such thing as “I am further along than so and so….”  Review these noble concepts with your daily life and see how you can maybe improve on yourself.  The rewards are worth the effort!!!

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 5 From Pondicherry, India

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

This week at the Ashram we are practicing Santosha (Cleanliness) and are undergoing a cleanse combined with a 3 day fast (water only) to cleanse the body.  We are at the same time practicing what is called Eka Dasi, which is a cleansing of the nervous system.  Santosha is the first of the Niyamas in the second limb of Ashtanga Yoga.  Cleanliness means a lot of things, including how we present ourselves, being showered, clean clothes, etc. but it is also important to cleanse our insides, including our mind, body and emotions.

The internal cleanse that we completed on Monday of the Gastrointestinal Tract is called Shanka Prankshala, and it cleans us from mouth to anus.  We drink salt water and move the water through our digestive system with a series of Yoga Kriyas (movements of the body).  As the salt water moves through the digestive tract, it cleanses out all he garbage that we have accumulated.  There is quite a lot of it!  Especially if we eat a lot of processed food, junk food, fast food – so pretty much the Western Diet.  The salt then acts as a healing agent after the fact because the process is rough on the system.  This is why we only drink water for the 3 days of the process so that the system can heal.  On average, it takes 20 glasses of salt water before needing to use the bathroom.  Eventually what happens as the practice continues is that what you put in the mouth comes out exactly the same on the other end.  That is when you are done!  It took me 16 glasses of water to complete the process.  I take impeccable care of my body and have a high level of awareness, so it required me a little less than the average!!

We are simultaneously cleansing the nervous system with a practice called Eka Dasi.  This simply means eleven in Sanskrit because the practice lasts 11 days.  It is a Yantra practice based in numbers and is directly related to the 3 primary nerves in the body, the Ida Nadi on the left side, the Pingala Nadi on the right side and the Sushumna Nadi that runs within the spine.  Our cells carry all of the negative energy of past traumas in our life and previous lifetimes and effect our subconscious, which in turn effects our conscious behavior without us even realizing it.  How can we reach our highest good if we don’t cleanse not just our body but our mind and emotions as well!!!

These are both beautiful practices that I will be bring back to the community!

In this week’s lesson, we discuss Dharma.  This is a big topic.  Dharma means our responsibility as a human being, to the world.  You see, humans are not meant to be takers, of anything.  We are born as pure love and born to give, to help each other as humanity achieve our greatest good.  Societal conditioning causes us to do exactly the opposite of our natural state of being!!  But there is both good Karma and bad Karma, and it swings the pendulum back and forth.  I fear and see that we are in a time where bad Karma appears to be dominant as seen by all the greed, drama and negativity in society.  But what can we do as individuals?  We are only responsible for ourselves.  Our own Dharma.  Be the best that you can be, each day.  Practice Yamas and Niyamas (more on these in the coming weeks).  Be kind, compassionate and loving, even if it is hard to do.  Smile at strangers.  Reach out your hand to help another human without any expectation of anything in return.  Practice helping people anonymously, it is the most beautiful feeling, and practice Yoga, make it a routine in your life as much as you can.  As you continue on your spiritual path (this means as you continue your Yoga practice), your Dharma will become clearer and clearer to you.  Spiritual growth is hard, so don’t give up!  Don’t quit Yoga before the miracle happens!!!!

My Dharma is to carry you this message and many more.  I was born to do this.  I send each and every one of you my love, understanding and compassion as you continue your Yogic journey.

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me directly at gary@rippleyoga.com.  I answer all emails!!!!

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson 4 From Pondicherry, India

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

We practice a lot of yoga here at the Ashram.  Hatha practice starts at 5:45 am facing the sun as it rises over the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.  We chant the Suri Namaskar and then practice our Sun Salutations as the sun rises.  The sun is incredibly important to human beings, we are circadian in nature and rhythm.  We practice Hatha for 2 hours and then just after breakfast we practice Pranayama breathing for 2 hours!  But that is not all we practice.  We practice Karma Yoga each and every day, by serving each other and the teachers our meals, taking care of the 6 dogs that live at the Ashram, cleaning and taking care of anything else that we can in our free time.  We do our laundry by hand and hang it in the sun to dry.  Performing Karma Yoga is extremely important and it is one of the paths to enlightenment.  It means simply service to others, without any expectation of something in return.  This is something that is sorely needed in our Western culture where people are so self-seeking.  We are socially conditioned from birth in Western culture to be self-seeking and consumers.  These conditions are not the Yogic way, and we use Yoga to vibrate to a higher level, to shed the social conditioning and evolve into loving, kind and Karmic human beings!!

Performing good Karma allows us to burn our bad Karma from the past, in this lifetime and all our previous lifetimes!  So we have lessons to learn, and Karma to burn.

In this week’s lesson, we look at some of the tools we use to become aware of our body, the first level of conscious awareness in Yoga.  There are 4 definitions of using the physical body to move or make shapes that we use here at the Ashram.  They are Jyotis, Kriyas, Asanas and Hathenas.  Note that in all of these we are always using our breath.

A Jyoti is a movement to warm up the body and is constant movement.  A jumping jack would be considered a Jyoti.  Or, sometimes we sit on the ground and just rotate all of our joints starting with the toes and moving up to the head.  This warms the body for practice.  We will introduce some of these at the studio!!

A Kriya is moving in and out of an Asana with the breath, but not holding the Asana.  Vinyasa practice can be thought of as a series of Kriyas.

An Asana is a shape we make with the body but we hold the shape for more than one breath.  Asana is the third limb of the Ashtanga Yoga system, but in this context it encompasses all physical movement of the body, not just the strict definition.

A Hathena is a forcing posture utilizing the breath to open a part of the body.  Up to this point in time, we have not practiced Hathenas at Ripple Yoga.  They are the quickest route to opening stiff bodies but should not be taken lightly as they are the most challenging.  We will begin practicing Hathenas when I return from India!!

Always remember to be aware of your body as you practice.  It usually starts with awareness of the big muscles and joints and then as you practice more you become aware of the smallest movements.  Having body awareness and understand how we move is a beautiful thing.  It keeps us healthy and strong!!

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me at gary@rippleyoga.com.

In Unity and Love,

Gary

Lesson Three from Pondicherry, India

Namaste from Pondicherry, India

Beautiful Ripple Yoga Community!

We have a saying here at the Ashram.  Where the mind goes, Prana flows.  Prana is energy.  Where is your mind?  Are you focused on the chaos of daily city life?  Are you surrounded by drama?  Does your mind constantly race uncontrollably?  Does it seem like there is never peace?  Are you focused on some form of constant physical discomfort?  Are your emotions all over the place?  All these questions are common in today’s society; we become mentally and physically conditioned to accept them.  Whether it be from the constant barrage of advertising specifically designed to elicit an emotion reaction or the need to constantly multi-task caused by the type of work that we perform to earn a living.  The reality is that first and foremost we attract all of this chaos, usually from some form of social conditioning deep in our subconscious.  Some of it is deep in our subconscious just from being a human being!  And then our mind continually goes to these traumas of the mind, and that is where all our Prana goes.

There is good news, these conditions can all be overcome – with Yoga!

In this week’s lesson, we explore the definition of Yoga, and there are many.  These are the definitions as taught by our Rishis and have been used for thousands of years, and will be the two definitions that we will use as the Ripple Yoga community grows and flourishes.

Yoga is a Way of Life.  Yoga is not just something that we do once or twice a week where we get together and make different shapes with our bodies to a rocking playlist.  Some believe that is yoga, it is not.  Our guru calls it “Neoyoga” or “yoga calisthentics”.  In either case it is not yoga, it is something that people are calling yoga because they have not been taught correctly what yoga is.  Even people that own studios and teach!  If we want to call ourselves a yogi, then we must be honest with ourselves about what it is.  That means “living it” or “walking the walk” to the best of our ability.  This means having awareness in our actions and deeds, and thinking through and making decisions based on right action, right ethics, right time with the right people.  It means performing service for others with the expectations of nothing in return.  It means striving every day to evolve into the best version of you that you can be.  Which brings us to the next definition of yoga!

Yoga is Conscious Evolution.  To understand this, we must understand how the brain works.  We have 3 primary centers in the brain.  The reflexive portion of the brain which is at the base of the skull on the back.  This part of the brain controls animalistic functions and behaviors including all involuntary functions such as breathing.  Above that is the Limpic system.  This is where all of our emotions reside.  And on the front of the head behind the forehead is the neo-cortex.  This is where our higher conscious exists, our humanness.  The purpose of Yoga is to develop the neo-cortex to take over the other 2 parts of the brain, and it has been medically proven to do just that.  However, our animal and emotional instinct is strong, this is why we see such drama and emotionalism in the world.  This is why we see advertisers and politicians, to name a few, aiming their messaging to this part of the brain.  Higher evolved humans wouldn’t tolerate such nonsense!!!  As we advance in Yoga, and this does not mean advancing to the ability to a handstand), we increase our conscious awareness of self.  The practice of Yoga is the set of tools that allows us to consciously evolve.

 

Enjoy, keep practicing, keep evolving and so much more to come!!  As always if you have any questions, you can email me at gary@rippleyoga.com.

Namaste friends

Gary