When muscles become chronically contracted from misuse, physical and emotional stress, and injury and trauma, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to pain in the neck, back, hips, knees, and shoulders. These problems are not due to structural weaknesses in the body, but to sensorymotor amnesia, which can be corrected. Once the muscles are relaxed and balanced through a series of exercises called “Somatics”, posture and functioning return to normal, flexibility returns, and you often feel more energetic. Come and experience Somatic movement, and learn the exercises that can change your life.
(Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. Recommended for 200 and 300TTP students.)
Teacher: Cynthia Gran, E-RYT 500
In the Path of Fire & Light seminars that began 30 years ago, Swami Rama personally taught a sequence of five key breathing techniques called “Using Breath for Relaxation & Removing Inertia”. He followed this with three key relaxation techniques leading up to, and including Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, of which he said, “one-half hour of yoga nidra is better than three hours of deep sleep”.
Suitable for beginners and advancing students, join us to experience these profound practices as taught 30 years ago.
Come back on October 8 to enjoy Part II of this series, to be presented by Gary Gran.
The Upanishads contain teachings of ancient masters imparted to their disciples in deep states of meditation. They contain the most direct teachings about spiritual philosophy and practices.
The name of Mundaka Upanishad is derived from the root ‘mund’ (to shave), which means that one who comprehends the teaching of this Upanishad is liberated from error and ignorance. It explains the distinction between the higher knowledge of the Supreme Brahman and the lower knowledge of the empirical world.
The Mandukya Upanishad is an exposition of the principle of Aum as consisting of three elements, a, u, m, which may be used to experience the soul itself. It contains twelve verses that describe the subtle aspects of four levels of consciousness: walking, dreaming, deep sleep, and a fourth mystical state of union with one’s divine self.
(Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. Required for 300TTP students.)
The key practices of the tradition of Bharati will be taught in this workshop. Aum kriya, yoga nidra, bhuta shuddhi, and other methods of energy recruitment and balancing will be taught. Many techniques, such as variations of ujjayi are taught somewhat differently than in other yoga schools for esoteric reasons.
Please wear comfortable clothing with loose waistband and be prepared to practice.
(Qualifies for 3 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. Required for 200 and 300TTP students.)
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Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.