What to Expect at NEXT
Friday, May 15, 2020
Yoga is the union of the breath, body, and mind. Breath is the most important part
of that union. You can breathe for the next 60 minutes and you are doing yoga!
We practice an ujjayi (ooh-jay-yee) pranayama (breath). To practice ujjayi
pranayama, inhale and exhale through the nose while forming a slight constriction
in the back of your throat. This audible breath promotes focus on the present
moment, builds heat and energy in the body, and serves as a measure of
movement from one posture to another.
Yoga trains the mind to be in the present moment and observe. Your body doesn’t
need permission from your mind to know what it feels. The power of prana and
asana focus the mind.
Physical Yoga Postures (Asana)
Yoga postures facilitate strength and awareness in the body, mind and spirit. The
intention is three-fold: firstly, to build strength, stillness, and endurance in the
physical body, secondly, to calm the mind and to focus on the present moment,
and thirdly, to cultivate strength in spirit by practicing calmness off your mat.
Physical awareness is powerful. By knowing your body, you can feed its needs.
Heating the body from the inside out and the outside in allows the body to
detoxify, the mind to focus, and the breath to be a priority. Tapas aides in
transitioning your physical yoga practice into a therapeutic yoga practice.
Power vs. Empowerment
Power is physical strength. Empowerment is the union of physical strength and
mental strength. As our mind sheds the constant chatter and internal circular
conversation, we can prioritize, rationalize, and focus on our world outside of the
studio with ease and conviction.
Safety & Alignment
Listen to your instructor’s concise cues to correct alignment
and keep yourself safe.
Balance means more than just standing on one leg. Balance is what keeps us
grounded and mindful; we are able to unite our breath, body and mind.
Yoga is for everybody and EVERY BODY.
Every student can do every class. Modify and rest when needed.
WE ARE LIVE STREAMING YOGA CLASSES!
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