Benefits: Reduce stress, insomnia, anxiety, negative thinking and the level of depression. Decrease high blood pressure. Better cognitive development in school children.
The more you spend close to nature, the less suffering from cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, mental health, respiratory, neurological and digestive diseases.
Activities: Gardening, Walking, Hiking, Camping, Beach playing, any outdoors, even opening windows.
Live your life to learn and practice.
Learn about your body, mind, and heart.
Your breath is with you
from your birth to death.
How would you like to breathe in your life?
Sangha, or Kula.
Together We practice cultivating peace and goodness for the world, sharing what we can offer, and being who we are.
Experience the journey of inspiration, motivation, connecting past, present, and future transitioning body and mind through time and space with your breath.
The light shines in the darkest night.
We practice self-reflection on what"Festival of Light, Diwali" offers to us. We incorporate expressions of classical dance of India into our yoga practice.
Enjoy the moment to moment of stillness and movement. Mindfulness practice with your breath.
A peaceful and stress-relieving yoga class.
Breathe and cultivate the earth element. We incorporate Prithvi Mudra and offer a step-by-step practice for Mula Bandha. This is a great practice whenever you are in need of rootedness and centeredness, so you can connect to your inner strength.
Release and activate muscles around the eyes to promote wellness for your eyes. This practice offers great benefit to your eye strain after many hours of distance learning and working at home on the computer (especially now). Bring awareness to the perspective of not only your physical eye but also the eyes of your heart and mind. This technique is from Indian classical dance.
It is believed that chanting mantras and practicing Mudras has great benefits on our nervous system. Chanting mantras is an ancient practice. The vibration produced by the sound of mantra has beneficial effects on our mind, releasing the positive energy may decrease negative thoughts or stress. By practicing Mudras, or forming hands, and connecting the fingertips in specific ways, vital energy, or Prana, is redirected back into our body along specified channels to our brain. In this mantra, the 24 Mudras are practiced while chanting the Gayatri Mantra which has 24 syllables. Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Savitri, a Vedic sun deity. Aum bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
"Aum, Earth, Sky, Space. We meditate on the glory of that Being (Savitri) who has produced this universe;
May She enlighten our minds.”
by Joseph Campbell
When: Wednesdays 9-10 am (PDT) in April & May
Date: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 7 lessons.
Week 1. Giving and Receiving, Week 2: Sharing Joy, Week 3: Reflection, Week 4: Being, Week 5. Compassion, Week 6. Abundance, Week 7. Nutrients for our Hearts.