Class 2- Marga- The Path

Refers to a trail, road or sense of direction.

Root of the word means “to seek” or “to strive”

Verbal root -mrj meaning “to pursue a particular direction”

 Journal Exercise

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Breathing Exercise

3 part yogic breathing uses all three parts of the lungs and helps to re-balance the nervous system.  Benefits include:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety

  • Releases muscle tension

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Supports Respiratory system

To begin inhale through the nose filling the belly, chest and upper lungs. As you fill the belly and chest should expand and the shoulders should raise towards your ears. As you exhale begin by dropping the shoulders, chest and then belly. Continue at a comfortable place. You can always bring one hand to belly, and one to chest to give yourself a physical anchor to focus the breath on.

Fear Theory

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Meditation

11 min- seated/laying down
Kirtan Kryia - new beginnings, clears out fears

Mudra: Gyan (index to thumb)
Sharpens concentration, insight, release
Elements- space(thumb) air (index)

Mantra: Sa ta na ma

Known as the Kundalini Kirtan Kriya. The word of the mantra represent the cycle of birth, infiniti, death and rebirth.


Megan Prenty