The Simple Yoga Series at Bernal Yoga

September 5, 2013

I am really enticed about this new series I will be offering at Bernal Yoga starting Monday September 9th.

Simple, Steady & Joyful Yoga

Strength, Stamina and Flexibility in Body and Mind.

55 Minutes of Yoga

Bernal Yoga

Mondays 5:00-5:55pm
September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

4-Week Series $60

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A Yoga Practice does not need to be complicated or strenuous to be deep and effective. According to Patanaji, the Papa of Yoga, who wrote it’s more or less central text many moons upon centuries ago called The Yoga Sutra – your practice should always be a combination of sthira and sukha. Which, in plain English speak means your daily practice (or anytime you venture to practice) should be steady or regular and mindful (sthira) and comfortable,  joyful and ease-creating (sukha).

The most important aspect of your Yoga practice is not the extent to which you can do an Asana (that is what the shapes of Yoga are called) and how many advanced variations you can cram into a practice, nor is it how adept you are at sitting in meditation, knowing the names and personalities of the Hindu Pantheon or the ins and outs of Indian Philosophy. It is absolutely not important that you own cute designer Yoga attire. What is important is the extent to which you participate in your practice, and the integrity and compassion towards yourself that you bring to it. Noticing how we feel in each posture as we inhabit it each time we venture to make it and noticing what our breathing tells us about our participation in the shape is what is important in the practice of Yoga. That is how we make it our practice, and how it becomes a steady and joyful life enhancement.

In this series you will get a hand out of the sequences we learn. There are two. Each is complete in itself, and complete in its parts. You can practice the whole thing on a given day. That should take you anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour, depending on how long you spend in each pose. I have given general guidelines which should be about a one hour practice. You can do the individual sequences that make up the whole if you just want to focus on one thing on a given day or have little time. It is great to be able to do some Yoga every day.

This series is open to students of all levels and abilities. Beginners and advanced students will have something to gain from this simple practice.




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