The Nadi Yogis are Ben Heath and Hilly Flora. This is a journal of their escapades, intentions, discoveries and awarenesses as they actively work toward living an authentic life through the practice of yoga.


Learning to see

Posted on 08 Jul 2012 in Asana, Chakra, Info, Reflection, Uncategorized, Yoga

Mark Twain wrote, “The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.” The 6th chakra is called Ajna. Ajna means “command [...]

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Live creatively, listen carefully and speak your truth clearly:Healing the 5th chakra

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 in Asana, Chakra, Meditation, Practice, Reflection, Uncategorized, Yoga

The fifth chakra of the main seven Ben and I are covering in our Monday night series at Black Swan Yoga is Vissudha. Vissudha can be translated as “purification” and lords over the neck, shoulders, throat and voice.  This is the chakra of communication, creativity and refinement of purpose and thoughts. To be balanced in [...]

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Anatomy & The Chakras Training

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 in Asana, Chakra, Info, Meditation, Practice, Uncategorized, Yoga

Enrich your experience as a student and become a more effective, grounded and balanced teacher.  As a person that has chosen the path of yoga you are in a unique position to invest constantly in yourself and your education while positively impacting others in your life with the knowledge and experience you gain. This training [...]

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Special Guest post from Allison and Iris: Vegan Tamales!

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 in Chakra, Guest post, Recipes, Uncategorized

Usually on Tuesday I post my chakra awareness for the week from the class that Ben and I co-teach on Monday nights. This week however we went to an event on Monday and so the chakra class was put in a holding pattern until next week. So today I have a very special guest post [...]

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Clearing away the obstacles of your heart

Posted on 05 Jun 2012 in Asana, Chakra, Info, Practice, Uncategorized, Yoga

The fourth chakra as we move up the energy body from the most gross or easily physically understood to the more subtle or spiritually nuanced is Anahata Chakra. This is the seat of your heart. Anahata has been translated as “un-struck” or “unhurt”. The element of the 4th chakra is air and it is from [...]

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Potato leek pancakes

Posted on 01 Jun 2012 in Uncategorized

Ben and I have been getting the most amazing potatoes and leeks in our CSA the past few weeks. We are getting little tan taters no bigger than a small bouncy-ball and large red ones that rival the size of a softball.  The temperatures here in Austin have also started to climb, and with that [...]

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