My relationship with yoga is an important grounding contribution to my spirit walk. The teachings layer in nicely with my connection to and practice of Native American Sweatlodge and philosophies, love of our Mother Earth and wisdom of the Self = the One. Practices and concepts I enjoy bringing to the mat and classes are: pranayama, meditation, chanting, asana, meridian energy, and learnings from ancient Indian texts. Love the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and Upanishads just for the shear enjoyment of it; always something to learn or marvel at. Other Earthly enjoyments during the rest of life: reading, music, the out of doors, growing things (in the garden, heart & mind), cooking, any art project, carpentry, and broadening the circle of friends = family of the heart. Come practice together. Namaste.
Barry Glassman instructs the following:
Gentle Yoga ~ Level 1
Everyone can benefit from gentle yoga practiced with awareness on the subtleties of sensation, alignment, and energy. Gentle Yoga offers many benefits: it increases mobility, range of motion, joint stability, strength, balance, and endurance while reducing pain, decreasing stress, and improving overall health. This class avoids weight bearing on the wrists and knees, while including standing poses, balancing poses, core and back strengthening, mental acuity training, relaxation, and body awareness. This class will teach poses and body awareness with adaptations, modifications, and the use of props to accommodate all bodies. Guided meditation and relaxation bound the practice.