Monday, May 31, 2010

What's New in June?

Back to the Tuesdays at the Irondale 
   We have some great news! We are back at the Irondale for Tuesday night classes. Again, we thank the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church for housing our classes during  the interim. 
June Focus: Systems
    A healthy environment depends on the integration of all systems functioning in harmony and relationship. We know that when we look at global environmental issues, it is necessary to observe how systems interact, rather than looking at problems only in isolation. For instance, how does geology affect the weather?
     Similarly, in many yoga classes, we talk about only a number of systems such as the respiratory (breath) and muscular or skeletal, but rarely see the effect of one upon another. We would like to expand and "yoke" the systems into a coordinated whole.
     In this series, we will survey and guide each class in reference to a chosen system that functions in the body, so that we can examine and experience the asana with a different kind of awareness than we are probably accustomed.

These are some of the systems we will look at:

    • Respiratory
    • Digestive
    • Nervous
    • Circulatory
    • Reproductive
    • Endocrine

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Focus: The Koshas

The five koshas or "sheaths" are layers that encompass the self. In most yoga practices we deal with only the physical or superficial body. This month, we will dig into the more subtle layers that we inhabit.

Russian Dolls

Each week we'll explore one kosha:

1. Annamaya - Physical
2. Pranamaya - Vital/breath
3. Manomaya - Mind
4. Vijanamaya - Wisdom
5. Anandamaya - Bliss

Come find out more...