Fall Yoga Intensive: Breath & Meditation
with Johnna Smith
Wednesdays from 10:55-11:55 a.m.
September 14, 21, 28 and October 5
*Limited to 20 students.
The Sanskrit word prana translates roughly as “life force,” and–ayama means to lengthen, stretch, or extend. As a practice, pranayama is a specific, intentionally induced pattern of breathing that sharpens concentration and brings inner balance. Go beyond ujjayi and learn different techniques that will increase vitality, optimize nervous system function, create healthier sleep/wake cycles and more. One of the eight limbs of yoga, pranayama brings you to the doorway of meditation.
Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind. There are as many different ways to meditate as there are styles of yoga. You will be exposed to multiple techniques so that you will find one that works for you. Through the act of turning inward, you gain the ability to live fully in the present, release habitual thought patters, and experience deep peace in your daily life.
No previous experience is necessary!
When the Breath wanders,
the mind is unsteady
But when the Breath is still,
So is the mind still.
– Hatha Yoga Pradipika