Class 1- Impermanence

Nothing lasts forever.

 

The first words of the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, a core text of yogic philosophy,

are: “Atha Yoganusasanam” or "In the present moment is the teaching of yoga."

A reminder that Yoga IS the present moment.

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Breathing Exercise - Nadi Shodhana

Nadi Shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is an ancient yogic pranayama practice (breathing techniques). This technique helps balance the left and right brain.

Benefits:

  • Balances the nervous systems

  • Balances hormones

  • Purifies air

  • Calms the mind and promotes relaxation

 

This technique is performed by alternating blocking one nostril at a time. Begin seated by bringing the right thumb to the right nostril, inhale through the left nostril. Release the right nostril and block the left nostril with the right pinky. Exhale through the right nostril, inhale through the right nostril. Release the left nostril and block the right nostril with the thumb. Exhale through the left nostril. Continue alternating at a slow and manageable pace. This is a great and simple tool for bringing balance to the body and mind.  

Theory

Meditation

Meditation: 11 min - seated/laying down
Mudra: Gyan (index to thumb)
Sharpens concentration, insight, release
Elements- space(thumb) air (index)


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