November 06, 2017
Whether you are a Boulder native or a tourist, active yogis want to know the best parks for doing yoga outside. There are many benefits of practicing yoga outdoors; breathing in fresh natural air, feeling a zen connection with nature - not to mention taking in Boulder Colorado’s breathtaking mountain views!
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Foothills Community Park is a massive 65.2 acre park offering a unique play area for kids with a rock climbing structure, nearby dog park, sports field, hockey rinks and trail access. Easily find a quiet, clean spot in the shade or sun for your yoga practice. The wrapping views of the Foothills are certain to impress!
Locals also enjoy watching para-gliders floating down the mountainside and landing in the field.
Get directions to Foothills Community Park: 800 Cherry Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
For an escape in north Boulder with Flat Iron views, travel to Wonderland Lake Park. Warm up for yoga practice with an easy walk around the lake, or a more rigorous hike with elevation gain up the mountain. Afterwards, enjoy a snack at the picnic facilities while the kids have fun on the playground.
This park is best for morning or evening yoga, or even yoga on cloudy days, because there are no shady areas and it can get toasty.
Get directions to Wonderland Lake Park: Poplar Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Harlow Platts Community Park provides a large, green open space complete with a lake, paths, exercise stations, a 9-hole disc-golf course and fun playground for the kids.
This park is perfect for busy moms who need easy in-and-out parking and no-fuss natural entertainment for the kids while getting a chance to experience yoga outdoors.
Get directions to Harlow Platts Community Park: 1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
This popular downtown Boulder park boasts an educational walk, outdoor amphitheater, grassy spots and access to Boulder Creek.
Bring a friend and go across the street for snacks at the impressive Dushanbe Tea House or just two blocks away to explore the famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall.
Get directions to Central Park: 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
This park offers green space with a playground, grassy areas, picnic area, and access to trails and paved paths. Dad and the kids can go tubing in Boulder Creek while Mommy grabs some outdoor relaxation.
Get directions to Eben G. Fine Park: 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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April 04, 2022
One of our all time favorite teachers is the late Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher who had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. He had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.”
In the video below, Campbell discusses winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ -- all mythological images of a shift in consciousness. This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
March 18, 2022
The Science of Yoga Part 2 examines posture.
Learn more about the scientific effects of meditation on the brain by checking out the work of Harvard Neuroscientist Sara Lazar. Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.
Watch Sara's TedX talk, "How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains".
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February 10, 2022
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ―Amit Ray
Yogis have known the importance of the breath for thousands of years. The ancient sages taught us that “prana”, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through a spectrum of breathing exercises.
Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Utilize the Breath video to create a controlled meditative breath.
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