As we dive into Vidya´s world of frogs, yoga, and resilience, we discover a philosophy that encourages us to leap through life with grace, embracing change and challenges with the same resilience as a frog navigating its lily pad-filled pond.
Falling in love with Frogs
Vidya's Affinity for Frogs
"I love frogs. I fell in love with frogs when I lived in Bali. I was lulled to sleep at night by the rhythmic chorus of frog song in the rice-fields." Little did Vidya know that these little creatures would become symbolic within her spiritual & professional journey. The connection between frogs and yoga may seem whimsical, but it's intricately woven into the fabric of Vidya's yoga journey.
In 2001, Vidya opened a yoga studio in Massachusetts that she named Frog Lotus Yoga, and started her iconic yoga teacher training school of the same name. The name itself, Frog Lotus Yoga, encapsulates the essence of strength, growth, and the unfolding of one's spiritual potential; "I am passionate about Yoga philosophy and my favourite Upanishad is the Mandukya or Frog Upanishad. My Yoga school is called Frog Lotus Yoga. My absolute favourite Yoga Mat for the last 25 years is the Manduka Pro. Manduka means frog."
by Zen Master Basho
Frog Jumps In
¨This poem of a few words expresses the essence of Haiku: An idea; another idea; a concept that perfectly connects the first two ideas. It’s simple and brilliant!¨
The Mandukya Upanishad
To dive deeper into this ancient wisdom, Vidya recommends listening to the talks of Swami Sarvapriyananda on the Mandukya, available on Soundcloud as audio files or on video on Youtube.
Frog in Yoga Asana
To tie this theme of frogs into Yoga practice, Vidya created a Frog Flow to guide practitioners through various Frog Poses. “There are a number of Yoga movements and postures associated with the frog and sequencing a flow around these postures was really fun. I was also able to include a brief introduction to the Mandukya Upanishad in this class.¨
Free FLY Vinyasa flow Class
Dive into the world of Frog Lotus Yoga
Join Vidya for a playful practice that explores various Frog poses while keeping in mind the wisdom of the Mandukya Upanishad.
Frog Lotus Yoga International Yoga School
For the love of yoga and frogs, may your practice be a celebration of inner strength and the boundless potential within.