Yoga classes

Very soon classes will start in the beautiful location of the Temple: Sewa Dhaam

Monday: 19.00 – 20.30 – Focus on meditation

Tuesday: 19.00 – 20.30 – Focus on correct posture

Wednesday: 19.00 – 20.30 – Focus on the 3 Banda’s

Thursday: 19.00 – 20.30 – Focus on continuous breath flow

All classes have the same basic asana sequences that – in a few weeks time – will get comfortable for your system and make you able to start training at home as well. The classes are accompanied by the sound of mantra’s that deepen the movements intention and concentration. Cleaning energy.

Focus on meditation:
After the opening meditation we start with exercises to open the bodily senses and flow of breath.
We do a series of asana’s in which we try to maintain our meditational focus and or bring the attention back from outer to inner senses.
Mid-class we take some extra time to reconnect to meditation to be followed by the floor exercises.
We hold the postures a bit longer to open up to awareness of both the mind and body. (Yin Yoga)
After *Shavasana (the aware sleeping pose) some time for extra meditation is entered in traditional sitting pose (cross-legged, half or full Lotus)
Last 15 minutes is for questions and or some inspirational subject.

Focus on correct posture:
After the opening meditation we start with exercises to open and concentrate on the body as a whole.
In this class we tune into our body intelligence and make it slowly more sensitive to what feels correct in the posture and what not.
Some postures (sequences) are repeated 3 times in order to 1 feel the posture 2 correct the posture 3 deepen the posture. I will help you correct the posture and make you feel how it is best adapted to your body.
We do the complete bodyscan in *Shavasana. (Yoga Nidra)
Last 15 minutes is for questions and or some inspirational subject.

Focus on the 3 Banda’s:
After the opening meditation we start with exercises to learn to feel the Bhanda’s.
Throughout the series of asana’s we reconnect to the sense of the Bhanda’s and will sometimes stop in a posture to give it time to sink into what, were, how.
We do the complete bodyscan in *Shavasana.
 (Yoga Nidra)
Last 15 minutes is for questions and inspiration talk by Ananya.

Focus on breath flow:
After the opening meditation we start with exercises called Pranayama (conscious breath).
The concentration in the posture sequences will start and be kept on a continuous flow of breath that slowly will become a second nature. There are 2 important “yoga breaths” we will pay attention to.
These breathing methods can become valuable for your meditation exercises too.
After *Shavasana an extra energy breathing exercise is performed in traditional sitting pose (cross-legged, half or full Lotus)
Last 15 minutes is for questions and or some inspirational subject.

*Shavasana as described in Wikipedia;
The name comes from the Sanskrit words शव Śava, “corpse” and आसन Āsana, “posture” or “seat”..The alternative name Mrtasana is from Sanskrit मृत mṛta, “death”.
The earliest mention of this asana is in the 15th century Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1.32, which states that “lying full length on the back like a corpse is called Shavasana. With this asana, tiredness caused by other asanas is eliminated; it also promotes calmness of the mind.”