a life practice studio
Practicing Selah has taught us that it is possible to restore our minds, bodies, and souls.cWe know personally how coming back to some basic practices can bring resolve and restoration. Not to mention health and wellness, deep breaths, and more gratitude.
We believe it is vital to have a community to sift through any limiting beliefs that may need reconciliation emotionally, mentally, physically, and especially spiritually. Our studio offers space to slow down and find grace in the flow of life.
Selah Yoga :|: a life practice studio has no affiliations with religious organizations. However, at Selah Yoga we respect spiritual & religious : concepts, legends, myths, and stories for deep wisdom to learn how to connect with our soul stories individually and collectively.
our yoga classes
Our offering is to inspire those who practice with us to trust their body's unique flexibility, and strength through focused awareness. Our teaching is based on individual sensitivity, alignment, and personal experience to support you in Yoga and Life.
Practicing Yoga with us supports you within the context of moving and in stillness. While our classes have specific areas of focus our language supports proper joint function and most importantly alignment of the spine. The emphasis is on what is felt in the body as a guide to learn more about yourself in the process. The language used to teach supports any level of student.
Practicing Yoga is about your experience. While we create space for you at our beautiful quaint studio, we are very interested in your intrinsic value. Personal capability is respected and honored at Selah. Purposefully, we chose not to have mirrors in our practice space for the emphasis is on reflection of your body, mind, and soul during your practice.
etymology of philosophy & religion
c. 1300, philosophie, "knowledge, learning, scholarship, scholarly works, body of knowledge," from Old French filosofie "philosophy, knowledge" (12c., Modern French philosophie) and directly from Latin philosophia, from Greek philosophia "love of knowledge, pursuit of wisdom; systematic investigation," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + sophia "knowledge, wisdom," from sophis "wise, learned;" a word of unknown origin [Beekes]. With many spelling variants in Middle English (filozofie, phelosophie, etc.).
From mid-14c. as "the discipline of dealing in rational speculation or contemplation;" from late 14c. as "natural science," also "alchemy, occult knowledge;" in the Middle Ages the word was understood to embrace all speculative sciences. The meaning "system a person forms for conduct of life" is attested from 1771. The modern sense of "the body of highest truth, the science of the most fundamental matters" is from 1794.
c. 1200, religioun, "state of life bound by monastic vows," also "action or conduct indicating a belief in a divine power and reverence for and desire to please it," from Anglo-French religiun (11c.), Old French religion, relegion "piety, devotion; religious community," and directly from Latin religionem (nominative religio) "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods; conscientiousness, sense of right, moral obligation; fear of the gods; divine service, religious observance; a religion, a faith, a mode of worship, cult; sanctity, holiness," in Late Latin "monastic life" (5c.).
This noun of action was derived by Cicero from relegere "go through again" (in reading or in thought), from re- "again" (see re-) + legere "read" (see lecture (n.)). However, popular etymology among the later ancients (Servius, Lactantius, Augustine) and the interpretation of many modern writers connects it with religare "to bind fast" (see rely), via the notion of "place an obligation on," or "bond between humans and gods." In that case, the re- would be intensive. Another possible origin is religiens "careful," opposite of negligens.
In English, the meaning "particular system of faith in the worship of a divine being or beings" is by c. 1300; the sense of "recognition of and allegiance in manner of life (perceived as justly due) to a higher, unseen power or powers" is from 1530s.
What's up with the whole etymology thing? Well, unfortunately we can get caught up on words and language. So, I wanted to reiterate that language tells stories.
Respecting the fact that maybe, just maybe, we are all telling beautiful soul stories regardless of what language we speak, what religion we follow and what we believe.