“Learning to regulate your prana to calm, balance, cleanse, and invigorate your body/mind is a powerful technique of yoga. Your breath integrates many layers of your life-your environment, your respiratory tract, your nervous system, your mind, and every cell in your body.”
– Deepak Chopra & David Simon, M.D. “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga.”
“Bandha” is a Sanscrit word meaning to Lock or Seal. There are 3 main Bandhas or Energy Centers in the body. Our energy is continually flowing just as water does in a river. In yoga when we engage the Bandhas we momentarily stop the flow of energy just as if you were to build a dam in a river, as we engage the bandhas the energy builds up and builds up as the water would. When the bandhas are released it creates a surge of energy that flows through the body eliminating toxins. Practicing the bandhas cultivates and enlivens the energy externally and internally nourishing and strengthening every single cell in your body.
AWAKEN ALL THREE BANDHAS WITH BRIDGE POSE
Lift your hips towards the sky, interlace your fingers palms towards each other. Keep your head on the mat – Chin towards belly and a pleasant look on your face. Take 6-9 breaths and slowly lower down, bringing knees towards your shoulders and gently rock right and left.
Explore your body’s three most powerful energy centers and learn how to cultivate energy….
Sunday May 1 2:00-3:00 $25
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Namaste, Lots of Love and Hugs, Claire & Nicole
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