Ha (Sun) tha (Moon) Yoga unifies dynamic solar energy with reflective lunar energy. Yet, few contemporary yogis know much about the lunar side of yoga practice. This workshop, which is both class and ritual, will introduce the esoteric practices and benefits of “Chandra Namaskra” (moon salutations) and its companion practices of Yoga Nidra, Pranamudra, Nadi Shodana and continuous Om chanting. Yoga Nidra has its roots in Tantric practice and is part of a meditative, healing, and conscious dying tradition. This candle lit workshop taught at night will attune participants to lunar energy, connecting them more fully with their pranic body.
Experiencing the qualities (gunas) of earth, water, fire, wind, and space (ether), and understanding how they interact and create reality, enhances our view on yoga and life. Learning how to balance the elements in practice and in lifestyle brings many benefits and is the core of yoga, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine. The elements will be introduced through lecture, and practice, including asana, pranayama, mudra, and meditation.
Protect and prolong your joints’ usage through a simple sequence taken from various yoga lineages that focus on joint health. This online yoga class is particularly good for sports enthusiasts for pre-event and long-term maintenance.
In this short online yoga class are simple and effective practices for reducing tension in the neck and shoulders. The types of postures and sequences are based on a variety of different yoga practices and put together in an intelligent and simple sequence. These postures will create greater circulation and realign tendons to joints. Since most of us stress this part of our bodies just from computer usage alone, all levels of students are capable of benefiting from this unique practice.
In this short online yoga practice are both therapeutic and deep back lengthening postures from several different yoga traditions and healing modalities. All of us, regardless of our experience with asana, can benefit from this particular sequence and types of asana. For those with ongoing tension in the lower back, you will find sustained relief and postures that you practice more than once a day. This is not recommended for people suffering from severe or chronic back pain. Restorative and calming, Happy Healthy Backs is a deep practice for all levels.
The hips are our moving center, our actions and dharma in the world. This center is supported by a number of muscle groups that can be approached from all sorts of directions, held statically, or moved through in repetition. This engaging sequence uses a particular set of postures to help lubricate and free up this vital center while playfully challenging students to go deeper. You’ll break a sweat and feel more fluid and open by the time you collapse in savasana.
This profound side bending, lateral sequence of postures moves at a steady pace, allowing for a progression into an interior landscape of sensation, pulsation, and inner rhythm. It challenges practitioners to go beyond mindless, automatic yoga practices in order to experience the subtle levels of prana shakti – life force. Take as much time as your body requires when transitioning from one pose to the next, as this particular sequence will continue to generate profound unfolding, liberating internal movement and sensation beyond the pose itself. Chances are good you’ll sleep well when finished with this online yoga practice.