Do you ever wonder what your yoga practice is really about? Of course, we know that we’re instructed to go into a series of poses, but why? What do the poses do? How does yoga actually affect the body and the mind, as it purports to do?
It turns out that there is a long history of yoga philosophy that underlies the asana (pose-based) practice we know today. We may think of the physical poses when we think of yoga, but yoga is an art that is much larger than sheer movement. In fact, it is a multi-faceted approach to living that encompasses guiding principles, mythological stories, movement, focus, and meditation – all of which aim to embolden us to live to our fullest potential.
If you’re interested in learning more about the philosophical underpinnings upon which your physical asana practice is based, don’t miss the opportunity to attend Greg Nardi’s workshops from December 16-18, 2016. He will be discussing the Upanishads (a series of classic spiritual texts), the Yoga Sutras (considered the “source text” of yoga), and the Bhagavad Gita (an epic poem that touches upon the age-old conflict between duty and desire). Greg Nardi is not only an experienced yoga teacher, but he has also been studying and teaching yoga philosophy for many years. In fact, he studied under Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois (the founder of what we know as Ashtanga Yoga). He and his husband, Juan Carlos, founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, a yoga shala in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Please click here for more details on pricing, dates, and times of each workshop. It is a great way to expand your knowledge of yoga in a way that can complement both your physical yoga practice and your life outside the yoga studio!