Yoga Sutras: Sadhana Pada-Part I
Patanjali in the first chapter of the yoga Sutras gives the definition of yoga as the state of peace that is achieved when our mind gets quiet. With that in mind he opens the second chapter of the yoga Sutras by outlining a set of practices for those with unsteady mind, here Patanjali provides the practical means for concentrating the mind so meditation can occur.
In this class we will explore the first 14 sutras of the second chapter where Patañjali discusses the following concepts;
- Kriya Yoga: includes three set of practices described by Patanjali for steadiness of the mind (YS 2.1-YS 2.2).
- The Kleshas or mental afflictions: which are the root of our thoughts (YS 2.3-2-9).
- The theory of karma-samskara (action and reaction): the theory of Karma will be throughly analyzed since it is one of the fundamental principles of Yoga (YS 2.12-2-14).
Based on what we learned during the class we will end with a discussion on why it is important to undertake the practices of yoga and how these practices will affect our lives.
Led Full Primary Series + Pranayama
IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is intended for students who have a solid foundation in basic standing, and seated asanas up to navasana of the primary series. However, the mastery of full primary series is not a pre-requisite for attending.
In this 3 hours workshop you will be led through all of the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga following the traditional counting in Sanskrit. Led Classes reinforce the proper vinyasa system – the correct way of inhaling and exhaling as we move in and out of each posture. This class is an important complement to a regular Mysore practice. It is an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly and it also increases internal and external strength, discipline and mental focus. All students move as one, creating a strong group energy and inspiring atmosphere within the class.
The class will be followed by a Pranayama practice where Aura will offer a practical, safe and accessible approach to the principal techniques of Pranayama that will enhance your asana practice. Since the mind (Citta) is closely connected to the breath, observing the breath brings consciousness to stillness, allowing for a meditative state to naturally unfold. In this session we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and it’s significance in yogic practices and philosophy.
Current students are encouraged to spread the word and invite friends, family and neighbors!
2:00pm to 3:15pm
8:00am to 11:00am