Use the body to focus the mind, close your eyes, hold the focus in the back of the legs. Though this concentration the mind begins to still. This is one way we can slow the chatter of the mind.
Vinyasa means to move on the breath. Flowing in a continuous graceful motion from one pose to the next. A flow class is especially sequenced to partner your mind and body, using the breath to bring us into the conscious awareness of the self. Using pranayamas and movement to build heat, strength, and stamina. This practice helps to balance and strengthen the nervous system, and the glandular system. Focus the mind and brings us to deep relaxation and overall health. It could also be described as an moving meditation.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Rumi
We are constantly in a flow of yin and yang. Feel today what is moving you to “ Satyva” a balanced state of being.
In a YIn practice, we target the deeper connective tissues. This is where the nadis, also called meridians, are situated. It is a slow, soft practice, with long holds. There are 4 important guidelines: move with softness. Finding your edge. Be still. Hold the pose for a time. Yin practice leads us to experience: inner-calm, balance and self-reflection. It is a meditative practice in which we learn to cultivate inner stillness. Benefits including, opening internal paths for improved circulation and energy flow unblocking joints and improving flexibility over time. Inducing a meditative state.
Move into Meditation
This is a mindful practice. It is all about the breath: Free flow Qigong, like moving though water, deep rhythmic breathing with grounding asana. We will move into a calm meditative state of mind. Learning to tune in to your preceptive awareness of alignment, finding, feeling and moving your lines of energies, these are energy pathways found by the ancient yogis that map our bodies. This class is about practicing the calm serenity of meditation. As the practice unfolds, we are centering, moving into stillness.
Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. It can be experienced whenever there is total, uninhibited, unconflicted participation in the moment you are in - when you are wholeheartedly present with whatever you are doing. Erich Schiffmann