Unfolding the Path

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New Eight Week Series Begins October 20th, 2019! 417 NE Birch St. Camas, WA
at Body Bliss Yoga

Class Details:
8 Sundays October 20th – December 8th 2019
6pm – 7:15pm
Body Bliss Yoga Studio – 417 NE Birch St. Camas, WA
Book – The Eight Limbs of Yoga by Stuart Ray Sarbacker & Kevin Kimple
Investment – • $108/series (Studio Member) • $128/series (non-member) • $18/drop-in
Wear yoga clothes, bring a notebook and pen

Weekly assigned reading. A variety of techniques for the breath work and concentration practices such as Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabati, Mantra, Tratak and others. And of course… some movement!

Patanjali, one of the most prominent Indian sages of ancient times who wrote The Yoga Sutras, detailed 8 limbs of yoga which work together to generate a heightened state of mindfulness. However, most of us westerners tend to mainly practice only one – asana (the physical postures). “Unfolding The Path” series focuses on expanding and integrating our asana practice with aspects from the other limbs of yoga which are:
Yama & Niyama – personal and societal ethics
Pranayama – energy and breath expansion
Pratyahara – turning inward, withdrawing the senses from external distraction
Dharana – concentration, preparation/practice for meditation
Dhyana – meditation, sustained one pointed focus
Samhadi – complete integration, enlightenment, bliss

 

What to expect in class…
Each class will highlight one of the 8 limbs. We will start with some related asana, share thoughts about the reading, practice Pranayama, and conclude with Dharana. Feel free to come a little early for some tea and/or free movement before class begins.

What are the benefits…
Integrating the multiple aspects of Yoga philosophy and techniques in developing a mindfulness practice can help reduce stress, boost positive productivity, keep us safer in vinyasa and hatha classes, and raise compassion for ourselves and others. Learning to calm and focus the mind with breath awareness is a powerful tool for observation of our personal reality. Being aware of our thoughts without attaching ourselves to the storyline helps us stay present and have a “big picture” mindset.

Dedicating ourselves to a weekly session, in a supportive community environment, can help set us on a track for success with consistent practice, and introduce ideas for deeper home practice and continued self-guided study.

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