Repose Yoga, Newburyport, MA
Using gentle pressure, body weight, and skillful touch to open the body’s energy pathways, we will work with a partner to increase our range of motion and perfect our alignment in yoga asanas associated with the fourteen meridians of Chinese medicine. A modern stretching method called resistance/PNF stretching will be taught, along with shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage. When we release the tensions that we store in our bodies, we experience a profound alignment of body, mind and soul. Feel free to attend by yourself, or with a friend.
Borealis Yoga, Medford, MA
Take a deep breath and reset after the holidays. Move into the new year with renewed calm, grace, and focus. As we exhale the old and inhale the new, we find balance in the flow of pranic energy in our body, mind, and spirit. With the tools of pranayama, vinyasa, asana, chanting meditation, and Qi Gong we will journey together in a practice that connects us to heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature.
Studio 143, Scituate, MA
This workshop, appropriate for beginners, will explore three styles of meditation – breath meditation, mantra meditation, and silent sitting practices – to cultivate inner joy and peace. We will warm up the body and prepare the mind to meditate with slow flow yoga and Qi Gong. The meditations will be 15-20 minutes in duration, with structured rest periods between; handouts for each of the meditations will be provided. Among other benefits, meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) which helps to boost the immune system, improve digestion and sleep, increase cognitive function, and cultivate delight.
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Central Mass Yoga, West Boylston, MA
Experience harmony, lightness, joy, and a radiant spirit with breathing exercises and inner energy practices drawn from classical and Kundalini Yoga. We will learn how to enhance and extend the breath with pranayama (breathing) exercises, and then channel the heightened pranic energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (ways to enhance mental focus which can include hand gestures). Recommendations for an effective beginner to advanced pranayama home practice will be given. If most of your yoga studies have been about the poses, this workshop will round out your practice. The "power of the breath" will help your life as nothing else. Please come with an empty stomach.
The Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA
While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity
Centerville Yoga, Centerville, MA
Integrating strength and flexibility training, energy cultivation, and open awareness, Yoga of Energy Flow is a unique and transformative yoga method. In this workshop we will draw from Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Kali Ray TriYoga to experience simple but powerful ways to increase and balance the flow of pranic energy through our body, mind, and spirit. We will work with pranayama, vinyasa, asana, chanting meditation, and oriental bodywork in a practice that opens and changes us. As tension melts, the mind/body blocks disappear, and the heart begins to sing; we "flow" and the life energy of Prana flows through us, connecting us to heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature.
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