Wren's 6am Study Vibes
INTRODUCTION TO NIYAMA FLOW
Welcome! Recently, I have been wanting to go deeper into my own knowledge of the traditional yoga practice... wanting to delve deeper than the few hours I set aside each week. In class, we hear beautiful sanskrit words, come together in community and dream of a day where we are completely at peace for infinite moments. There are sounds of gongs and smell of burning palo santo... Then you get in your car and someone honks at you or you arrive home to a discussion about why the kitchen was left a mess and completely taken out of your yoga bliss. Though, these little "come-up-ances" are inevitable, how can I let them roll off my shoulder? How can I put into practice all the things I've read and believe to be true? How can I release myself of the concerns of my own mind?
This was my inspiration! I am going to stop wishing and hoping for someone else to make life perfect for me. Thinking that if x, y and z just happen, THEN! I will be where I want to be. Expecting other people to have everything I need in order to be happy. I need to dive in and do the work for myself. Learn, grow, challenge myself and update the narrative of my life.
The class series I am creating is called "Niyama Flow". The 5 Niyamas are internal practices which is just one of the ways toward enlightenment written about in Patajali's 8 limbed path. Don't worry, we won't get deep into the original texts, but we will use each Niyama as a way to infuse our minds with the power of intention.
I'd like to invite you to join me. I will post ideas to think about, quick notes when I wake up at six in the morning, pictures, etc. Whether you'd like to attend class (Tuesdays at 5:30pm - 10/24 - 12/19), read along, or participate in both, I'd love to bring together as much energy as we can around these ideas.
Lots of love,
Yoga Teacher and Regular Ol' Gal Looking for Progress
WHAT IS SAUCA?
Cleanliness achieved through asana
Purification of the blood
Nourishment of the cells
Purification of the mind
Purity of the physical body
Treat the body and mind like a temple
When one is pure and clean in mind, body and spirit there is
harmony with the environment
ease in the everyday
Breath - Pranayama
Twists - Compressions & Release
Backbends & Forward Folds
Parivritta Utkatasana - Twisted Chair
Parivritta Baddha Konasana - Twisted Butterfly
Uttanasana - Forward Fold
Janu Sirsasana - Head to Knee Forward Bend
Halasana - Plow Pose
Salamba Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand
Ustrasana - Camel Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana - Side Angle Pose
Urdhva Dhanurasana - Full Wheel
Savasana - Corpse Pose