It's a new year - out with the old, in with the new.
Hatha yoga is meditation via the vehicle of the physical body. You have to pay attention for this shit to work. The poses are tools. You are the artisan and the artwork. #regram @benjamin.sears
Attention reveals the sweetness of simplicity. All tomatoes are not the same, and olive oil and salt are more than enough.
In this #forrestyoga eagle warrior, the extended eagle arms lengthen the muscles of the back up from the attachments at the top of the pelvis and become a support for the head, down-regulating the nervous system with a back release and challenging balance. The movement of the arms is counter-balanced by the ribs going back while the pubis goes forward. All this relies upon the legs, which support it all. Did you think simple poses were boring? Go deep inside the pose and fill it with your sweet attention until it gives itself to you. #regram @benjamin.sears
July 21 - 27, 2017 Forrest & Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with the incredible Erica Mather & LUX founder, Benjamin Sears.
We have a professional massage therapist available at the Villa. Take your massage in your room, or with a view
Crudités LUX style
Feel alive. We have a Movement and Vinyasa retreat as part of our curriculum at LUX taught firstname.lastname@example.org & Alvin Ailey trainied-Tatiana Depillo August 1-7, 2017. Movement and stillness work together to enable and empower.
The positive ego is the one that turns the off-balance feeling of a correction into a hunger to make it the new reference point for progress. You're not expected to find the whole way by yourself. The negative ego is the one that says it's more important to look like you already know, that retracts at a reflection. Listen, you're not gonna lose your ego in this lifetime. The ego is the embodiment of the supreme, so use it towards uplifting ends. Almost nothing is more hollow and pedantic than a yoga teacher preaching at you to lose your ego. Use that shit for good. Words, Benjamin Sears.
Sweating but still smiling.
A hour silent early morning hike way above the riviera, a long practice and some deep internal work that I won't ruin by describing it here, capped off with nourishment of the more traditional variety. A little birdie snuck this photo. It's just really cool to be around people who make you feel like you're doing something worth doing. Find those people, the ones who help you dream. Words - Benjamin Sears.
Help people feel. Hand over the keys. I teach for sense memory. For my students: to encourage the self-sufficiency that comes from knowing one's own neurology — simply how it feels to be in the center of the pose, where the edges are, and how the middle connects to the circumference. For me: the reminder, the kind reflection of those who let me lead that I'm worthy to do so. My god, the leap of faith they take. Words by Lux Founder & Owner, Benjamin Sears.
Charred squash coming up
Bread and cheese haul from our local. 36 month aged Comté included. Heaven.
One of the (many) benefits of our location along the French Riviera is the abundance of locally-grown organic produce.