In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Stephanie Snyder explains that pratyahara helps us turn in and reconnect with our inner enviornment because these days it’s becoming more and more important and also harder to do
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Claire Missingham explains that in Ayurveda, routine, ritual and process are important for creating health and balance. Similarly, sometimes we need to allow ourselves to undo habits as well, perhaps we may get stuck or not challenge ourselves enough. By acknowledging how we need to create change, the yoga practice can be the catalyst for renewal.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Rod Stryker explains that the navel center is the center that’s key to perception, our ability to see clearly. It is the center for processing — it’s how we break down what we experience mentally and emotionally. It is directly related to confidence, vitality and our relationship with the world and life. So yoga has great potential to expand us, but if we cultivate the navel it allows us to really be a force for the good, a force for what we experience in that expanded state and to be able to effortlessly express it into the world.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa explains that sometimes in yoga we believe faster is better. But he reminds us that often our bodies crave to slow down and our mind needs more reflection than action. Yoga can help create a proper balance of both these energies by mindfully focusing on the quality of our movements rather than the quantity.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Amy Ippoliti reminds us that yoga teaches us that ANYTHING is possible. That there is infinite potential and possibility inside, so why not go for it?! Be awesome! Whether you are feeling stiff, have an injury or you’re super bendy, get the most out of exactly where you are.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Elena Brower reminds us that when we aim to create more consciousness, we have to look at where we’re denying ourselves or others our consciousness, and in order to do that we can look towards the two possible reactions that are constantly available to us: an automatic reaction and a consciousness response.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Marc Holzman reminds us that we can experience incredible well-being by simply plugging our natural rhythms (dinacharya) with that of the great rhythm of the universe.