Students

Saturday, February 22, 2020

As follow-up from yesterday's anatomy discussion; revisited importance of learning and understanding the 8-limbed path of Raja Yoga- Niyamas (intra-personal,) Yamas (interpersonal), Asana (physical postures,) Pranayama (breathing.) Pratyhara (sensory,) Dharana (concentration,) Dhyana (mediation,) and Samadhi (self-realization). Viewed Rue Paul video segment about cultivating one's unique self What do you emphasize as a construct of self??… Continue reading Saturday, February 22, 2020

Students

Friday, February 21, 2020

Opened February training by continuing Anatomy module Unit 3; Strength, Flexibility and Movement- very informative Revisited Asana; relevant Raja yoga terminology, physical posture Viewers asked to consider above as "coiling inward" for inquiry with self, while inhaling and exhaling - to be interested in self , "Live Your Life"-actively undoing; Discussed how flexible is enough?… Continue reading Friday, February 21, 2020

Students

Jan 19, 2020

Final anatomical topic-Muscles Learned that there are three movements -concentric-muscle contracts -ecentric-muscle extends -and isometric-muscle stays the same. Learned importance of balance; not overstretching and avoiding rigidity As yogis we are to encourage people to "experience" their bodies as perception of self.

Students

Jan. 19, 2020

Continuing with Anatomy study Strength, flexibility and mobility As an elder citizen, I am acutely aware of the importance of these anatomical topics. The average 60+ individual regularly speaks of pain and general stiffness, say, upon awakening. I want to focus my practice on this age group and will work to retain this important information.

Students

First Sunday

Now that we are forming a yoga community, I am enjoying getting to know my classmates. I am also staying aware of how folks commented about their preferred gender identity and comfort level with engaging in conversation. For the most part, I am practicing listening!!