Asana (the physical postures of Yoga) is the third of the eight limbs of yoga as written by Patanjali (c. 200 B.C.E.) and is often what brings us Westerners to Yoga. Physically, the practice of asana increases flexibility, balance and strength. Mentally, it teaches focus and concentration, reduction of ego and patience-at first on our sticky matt and eventually integrating into our lives.
Yoga is a journey of self-awareness. The other 7 limbs of yoga are worthy of exploration for a deeper level self-awareness and can be included in our time together, or with suggested texts for self-study. I will guide your body into gentle postures and integrate meditation and breathing techniques specifically for you. Accurate skeletal positioning combined with mindful relaxation and contraction of precise muscles will to help you attain proper spinal alignment, the foundation of a healthy body.
My practice began in 1999 with local, amazing teachers here in Crested Butte and formally with Brigitte Longueville of Solstice Yoga Center in Mexico. She taught me the meaning of my new favorite word, Equanimity: “A state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind.”
$80 per hour, $110 per 1.5 hours