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Nitin R. Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
This blog embodies the power of yoga as chronicle of my journey of personal wellness using yoga as the core of my new way of life. It has helped me tremendously. It is also a way for me to share knowledge and educate others about how best to incorporate yoga into their own lives and then... Full Bio
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BKS 90 th Birthday Celebrations in Bellur Village - Dec 17th 2008 by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Here is a slide show of some of the pictures from Dec 17th, the first day of the South India tour. It was a crazy day yesterday. We had a 7 hour drive from Bangalore to anothe ... Read on »
BKS 90 th Birthday Celebrations in Bellur Village - Dec 17th 2008 by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Here is a slide show of some of the pictures from Dec 17th, the first day of the South India tour. It was a crazy day yesterday. We had a 7 hour drive from Bangalore to anot ... Read on »
BKS Iyengar 90th Birthday Celebration - Trip to Belur on Dec 17th by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The celebrations in Southern India commenced today with a trip to Belur, Karnataka, a 90 minute drive from Bangalore. Three of us, that included two iyengar yoginis - Karen, a ... Read on »
BKS Iyengar 90th Birthday Celebration - Trip to Belur on Dec 17th by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The celebrations in Southern India commenced today with a trip to Belur, Karnataka, a 90 minute drive from Bangalore. Three of us, that included two iyengar yoginis - Karen, ... Read on »
BKS Iyengar's 90th Birthday Celebration finale in Pune Dec 14th 2008 by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was a magical evening with over 500 attendees converging at Govinda Gardens in impeccable pageantry of traditional indian garb, color and music. A shloka was chanted upon ... Read on »
BKS Iyengar Pune Celebrations by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Over the course of the last few days I have had a chance to attend some of the celebrations for Guruji. It was a UN affair, with many attendees from all parts of the world. I ... Read on »
Fear of death - an update by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I have had a chance to speak with numerous folks about the events of 26/11 in Mumbai. There were numerous innuendos of conspiracies and how they could have been more than 10 t ... Read on »
BKS Iyengar's 90 birthday Celebration - the journey to Pune begins by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I arrived in Pune this morning into my holistic home away from home on Hanuman Mandir Road. The journey from the Mumbai airport was uneventful. The airport has been redone, re ... Read on »
Going inwards with a shout from Geeta Iyengar by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ever wonder how asanas allow us to get inwards and explore the depths of our minds? This question burns inside me every time I get into a yoga practice in class. While I am fo ... Read on »
FEAR = FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A very wise person told me last night "Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real".... It made it all real for me about the current state of affairs inside and outside my life. We ... Read on »
Change and the world will change around us! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Lately, I have not been able to post on here as regularly as I have been in the past. I have really been quite busy with out of town travel and conventions and they can be mos ... Read on »
Release yourself from pain and hardship! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Over the course of this blog I have written about the pain in my life but never discussed what this pain really was. Today a friend, or actually a group of friends asked me f ... Read on »
Back to Level 2 - Jen is a Gem! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A number of my fellow yogi friends at Sunset Yoga have been raving about Jen Shonk, a fairly new teacher at the center (well she has been there for sometime now). Today I deci ... Read on »
Energy flow into an asana - Its the breath! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This Friday with Nuvana was eye opening. My yoga practice goes through these up and down cycles every few months. I am currently in a down cycle - though for once I could perf ... Read on »
Enlighten Up! the movie - Up Close and Personal with Kate Churchill and Nick Rosen by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This past Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Boston premiere of a beautiful movie about yoga - Enlighten Up! It is directed by writer, documentary film director ... Read on »
War Mongers - An idle mind is a devils workshop by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I wonder sometimes about people who are constantly waging war and cannot seem to reconcile or maintain peace within themselves. Over the last many years I have developed some ... Read on »
Forward bends and chest openings - Poses for relieving stress and tension by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yesterday was one of those days where too many things just come at me at once at work. I have learned the hard way not to get too comfortable with peace and calmness in my lif ... Read on »
One journey ends to start a new one.... by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Iyengar Yoga legend Mary Dunn passed away peacefully in her sleep amongst her family today, the day after Ganesh Chatruthi. May her soul carry the peace she was in. Following ... Read on »
First there is a mountain by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My cold and sore throat got worse and I finally had to see my doctor yesterday. Antibiotics! Yesterday was extremely painful. I needed to be at work and by the end of the day ... Read on »
Goji berries are for real! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Avi, the inappropriate yoga guy, just clarified for me that "goji berries" are not imaginary high-in-antioxidants berries from the himalayas, but for real! They are used in ... Read on »