Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekend Workshop at Balance yoga and wellness

Friday afternoon I went to led Ashtanga yoga class half Primary Series at Balance Yoga and Wellness.  Then attended the full workshop by India Masters Jayashree and Narasimhan.    

Two hours Friday and 6 hours Saturday:

Workshop Themes
1. What is yoga?: First 12 Sutras of Sadhana Pada, plus sutra 1.28
2. Yama Sutras – focus of how to behave towards others
3. Niyama Sutras – focus on how to achieve an internal practice of yoga
4. Selected verses from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

Workshop Summary
These three sessions covered basic sanskrit pronunciation, followed by chanting of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.  After the chanting there was a discussion of the meaning of the sutra and how this can apply to our everyday lives.   This is the method as taught in India, first we chant the verse, then discuss its meaning.  In Sanskrit language the vibratory effects of the sound have an effect on the consciousness, even when we are unaware of the meaning of the chant.  Discussions of the meaning of the sutras and their application to our daily life will follow.  This was an awesome opportunity to learn how to apply yoga to how you live your life.  Jayashree and Narasimhan are amazing souls, who have a unique way of transmitting knowledge to a deep level, beyond intellectual, so that it penetrates into your whole field of awareness and consciousness.

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