We all have much to be thankful for living in the Woodstock area. I hope you add to your list how profound it is that we are able to freely practice yoga and to spend time on the spiritual path. This is one of our greatest blessings in life.
Have a great holiday, and I look forward to seeing you in this year’s
Post Thanksgiving Digestion Class
Friday, November 25
11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Mountain View Studio, Woodstock
(Mountain View Studio is just off of Rock City Road, opposite the Colony Cafe, behind the Main Free Public Parking Lot)
NOTE: Please bring your own mat if you have one, I usually run out in these big classes. Thanks.
This class is open to all levels and all students of all styles of yoga. But please, no absolute beginners or major injuries for this class. It will be moving too fast for your safety.
The Apana Vayu Prana is the main downward digestion energy of the body. Although most yoga classes and postures are done to stimulate the upward flow of Prana to lead towards Enlightenment, unless the downward Apana Vayu is moving correctly, congestion, blockages, sluggishness, constipation, and dullness will result.
It’s not: “You are what you eat.” It’s: “You are what you don’t poop out!”
After a feasting holiday, it is good to work on asanas to stimulate this downward apana and the digestive circulating samana pranic flows. This will be a STRONG yoga class. Besides stimulating the Apana & Samana Vayu Pranas, we will work to stimulate the Agni Gastric Fire. Please let me know before class if you are having your period. Some abdominal asanas are not appropriate during menstruation. Alternate postures will be offered for you, so don’t let that be an excuse not to come.
We will work on the following:
* kriyas to stimulate digestion and elimination
* asanas to stimulate digestion and elimination
* jumpings in the various asanas and vinyasana
* twists, compressions, and stretches to the abdomen
* a long expansive restorative pose to relax the abdomen and belly at the end
Regular 2 hour students can use their class card to pay the discounted $18 price. If you have an 1 1/2 hour card add $4. All other students pay $20.
Please be at the studio by 10:45 to sign in and get a space.
See the previous post “Be A Yogi, Be On Time!”
If you wish to register and pay in advance with PayPal you will reserve your space.