Making a home based yoga practice
What you'll learn
- To motivate oneself to establish a home based yoga practice
- To help you find a way to make yoga a source of deep refuge
- To free you from the bindings of the conditioned mind
- To be able to practice yoga on your own at home
- The practitioner should be able to get up and down from the floor with not too much difficulty. Beginners or seasoned students welcomed! Suggested props are presented in the props video. Be open and curious for change in oneself. A desire to create a new beneficial habit.
Yoga can be daunting when you see a very flexible or model thin. muscled person performing the postures. Modern marketing campaigns have been selling yoga for decades now as a form of exercise to keep one young and fit. In the last 30 years, the original teachings of yoga have been swept under the rug, so to speak. It is almost as if in some circles, the teachers and practitioners are ashamed of the beginnings. In some places where yoga is taught, the teachers are not aware of its beginnings. In a modern world where you can seek your original genetic coding from online websites, I find this forgetfulness gives me pause. I ask: "Was that what the ancient yogis were writing about when they said 'Heyam dukham anangatam'?" That Sanskrit statement is from an old text called The Sutras. It translates into "May the suffering yet to come be avoided". It is from this reference point as well as many others that this yoga course begins. This course takes your yoga practice to the private yoga mat in your home, which is where yoga works its best-- in it you will begin to deepen your practice. Personal transformation begins here and the effects only snowball over time. As yoga takes hold, you will find that you begin again and again from a new place each time-- anew. Anew with new awareness... not the same old, same old you came to the mat with ages ago or even yesterday. Thinking is refreshed with new ideas and possibilities through the CCC's of yoga: curiosity, compassion, calm, courage, creativity. Even, on a sensory level, your outlook has shifted. You know how the air is refreshed after a storm? Your mind is like that when you drop the heavy cognitive load of your conditioned mind and step into the unknown that follows. And, it all begins here... on the mat... in you! But, you just have to remember to unroll the mat! I will meet you there... on the yoga mat! Namaste friend!
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to the most experienced may glean morsels of yoga mindset via this introductory level course. More courses to follow.
My super power enables me to leap thru cyber space to spread the art and science of yoga to all humans. My years spent teaching are now more than 20 while my education and learning and living yoga years have now surpassed 35. I am a regular Jill... having never lived on an ashram or traveled to Bali to train in yoga... my life challenges have been my training... and yoga and meditation have been the constant tools that help me be free from conditioned mind... you know the "same old-same old" stuck ways of thinking. I teach because I believe that the yogic mindset is the way to not only a self liberatory way of life but for that liberation to be for the world. You know, the Be the Change slogan that is on your car bumper? How do we really do that? What does that really mean? Yoga asks of you, " Can you be powerful in the world? For the world?" I invite you to find your superpowers. Light the fire of tapas of praxis to burn-- to burn for the world. And so it begins...