In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Sally Kempton reminds us that many of the traditions of meditation contain specific alchemical processes for working with difficult emotions – using the fire of attention, the fire of spaciousness to create a transformation in what may feel like disease or a dysfunction inside our physical or emotional system.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Kia Miller explains the solar plexus, which relates to energy inflow, physical grace, rhythmic existence and psychological integration. Much stress and emotional tension is buried in this area. When our energy is balanced in the solar plexus we are able to access our inner power and grace.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Jodi Blumstein reminds us that consistency is the most important and valuable piece of our practice. It’s certainly more valuable than how long or how deep your practice goes on a daily basis.
According to the yoga tradition, the bandhas are the next step after asana. In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Rod Stryker explains the three major bandhas, their effect as well as how we practice them. Learning to use bandhas effectively opens the doorway to taking your asana to the next level.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Richard Freeman explains Svara. The flow of breath. Learning to observe the flow of breath in the nostrils and the subtle impact the breath can have on mood and concentration takes practice and patience.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Claire Missingham explains that flow comes naturally and flow feels like it creates freedom when we are in a creative state of mind. We become less concerned with the outside world and we just allow what is inside of us to be freed.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa explains that often times we can get moving so fast in our daily lives it’s like our feet never touch the ground. Yoga helps with grounding both sides of the body to help us move forward from a balanced and centered place.