Starting Thursday May 23, 2013 Yoga Kula is offering donation based yoga classes to the public.
Every Tuesday & Thursday evening at 5:30. All donations will go to the instructor.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thai yoga therapy is a unique system that combines the ancient healing art of massage with the deep meditative stretches found in yoga practice. The therapy is designed to release tension while stimulating vitality in both the giver and the receiver. With the hands-on experience of rhythmic massage and acupressure while performing various yoga twists and poses, the goal is to achieve a state of wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
Thai yoga therapy, also known as nuad boran or nuat Thai, is a traditional therapeutic Thai massage technique that is thousands of years old. Though the exact origins are not really known, practitioners trace their roots to Buddha’s personal physician who was a renowned healer. In the ancient tradition of Thai medicine, the primary goal was maintaining health and well-being using a natural, holistic approach. At the heart of this approach was the use of massage therapy.
Thai medicine is based on energy flow that exists through the body along 10 major channels. Illness is believed to be a result of a blockage of these channels. Thai yoga therapy training teaches the theory of the lines and how to massage these energy channels, or meridians. Other theories explored when learning this form of therapy are the principles of energetic healing as well as the practice of meditation.
Thai Yoga Therapy will be offered soon @ Yoga Kula Project. Call Trudee for details: 435 659 6950.
The core of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is an eight-limbed path that forms the structural framework for yoga practice. Upon practicing all eight limbs of the path it becomes self-evident that no one element is elevated over another in a hierarchical order. Each is part of a holistic focus which eventually brings completeness to the individual as they find their connectivity to the divine. Because we are all uniquely individual a person can emphasize one branch and then move on to another as they round out their understanding.
This ideology encourages one to continue in the spiritual/religious path that they have chosen or were born into, while applying these principles.
1. Yama : Universal morality
2. Niyama : Personal observances
3. Asanas : Body postures
4. Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
5. Pratyahara : Control of the senses
6. Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
7. Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
8. Samadhi : Union with the Divine
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Poses are held for up to five minutes and possibly longer. One reason for this, is to gently stress the connective tissues that tend to get stiff and immobile with age.
Don’t miss our 75 minute Yin class every Saturday @ 4:30 (Ski Season 2012/13)
The Spiritual Heart is a place inside we can’t see, but can surely feel.
One of the paths of yoga is called Bhakti Yoga,
which is the path of the Spiritual Heart.
Bhakti Yoga works with the heart channel to develop Love,
Acceptance and Endless Surrender into something greater.
Another practice that amplifies the Heart channel is Kirtan,
which is the interactive call-and-response art of Singing of the Divine.
With all of us praising the One, our voices connect us and we become an orchestra together.
As we feel the connection with one another,
we can know that we are connected to something greater.
In the feeling of gratitude, we celebrate the beauty of love!
That is Kirtan.
As we move into the new year, I am reminded to think about the path that I am on and where I want to go. This quote from the legendary yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar caught my attention:
I allow the joy of this season to fill my heart and propel me into a prosperous new year. I love this affirmation!
Blessings to all of you who have made this past year possible.
Class cancellations during this holiday season are as follows: