Thursday, January 28, 2010

February Focus: Gunas

Guna means rope. According to Samkhya (an ancient yoga philosophy), the gunas are forces that bind and control all things. There are three main characteristics, which will correspond to each week's class:


1. Satoguna -manifestation, intelligence, creation
2. Rajoguna - activity, energy, preservation
3. Tamoguna- inertia, mass, destruction
4. Prakriti - when all of these exist in a state of equilibrium 

Each class we will focus on what each guna represents and how it operates within our daily lives from activity and habits to diet and mood.

Come find out more...
 Yoga at the Irondale in Fort Greene
Tuesdays (*except Sunday the 7th) 7:30 - 8:45pm
February 2, *7, 16, 23
85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
irondaleDrop-in class:  $15
5 Class Card : $50
We accept cash and credit card via Paypal.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 at the Irondale in Fort Greene

Hello friends!

Thank you for your support at the tail-end of 2009.  We are happy to announce that we will continue to teach at the Irondale...

Tuesday nights from 7:30 - 8:45 pm
85 S Oxford St
in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Each month we will have a particular focus.

January is pranayama
Yoga Sutra 2.52
tatah kshiyate prakasha avaranam
"The regular practice of pranayama reduces the obstacles that inhibit clear perception."

The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)

Pranayama Yoga chart

Photographic reproduction of an illustration from Yogini Sunita (b. 1941), 
Pranayama Yoga: The Lotus and the Rose: The Art of Relaxation, Walsall, England, 1965