Gentle yoga class
Gentle Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation. This class is a gentle yoga class. It is ideal for individuals who are new to yoga, recovering from injuries and/or living with special physical conditions and for those who desire a gentle yoga class. Pranayama is the relationship to our breath and teaches us to control the movement of our minds. The more we become aware of our breath, the more we are able to calm the mind and access and experience the bliss of our hearts through meditation. This class will teach us about the breath and various simple techniques to access the breath, quiet the mind and turn into the sublime radiance of our hearts. This class will also teach us how to meditate! We will review appropriate sitting postures for meditation. We will also explore what meditation is and what it is not. Pranayama and meditation will enhance every aspect of your life. It will greatly benefit your yoga practice because more awareness of our breath expands the quality and experience of our yoga practice. But, most importantly, pranayama and meditation will significantly improve the quality of your life: the way you lead your life and the manner in which you respond to life! These practices will deepen your connection to Spirit and manifest abundant happiness and peace in your life. Think of pranayama and meditation as food for the brain that nourishes our brains to be healthy, vibrant and at ease. Meditation can remodel the brain to strengthen the qualities that are critical components of happiness: resilience, equanimity, calm, and a sense of compassionate connection to others. We will practice gently yoga, pranayama and meditation each week. No previous experience with pranayama or meditation is necessary. Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome!