Going deeper into your yoga practice means learning to see what takes place within your body and mind in energetic terms. There is an entire energetic vocabulary in hatha yoga that the Ashtanga practice initiates you in to. The roots of the energetic language are found in the sacred texts like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Speaking in this language moves your yoga conversation away from the mundane, anatomical, sports paradigm towards the mystical, invisible spiritual perspective. Learning to see your self and the world in energetic terms means you can begin to concentrate your mind in more subtle ways. This course for beginner students is a deep dive into the most famous energetic terms, mudras and bandhas.
In the physical portion of each class:
-you will learn about the physical application of mula bandha, uddihyana bandha, khechari mudra, and jalandhara bandha in the practice.
In the philosophy portion of each class:
-you will learn about the corresponding energetic language that reveals what's beyond the physical practice.
Why is Mula Bandha so important?
Because it brings you to the root of your spine,
and awakens you to the Most Glorious Axis,
the source of all vitality.
Why is Uddhyana Bandha so important?
Because it does almost the same thing
but it is far easier to do.
-Poem from David's poetry book, Ecstatic Discipline
Practice live with David or with the recordings at your own convenience.
Saturday, April 16th - 9:30am -11:30am EST
Overview - Hatha Yoga Energetic Language and Breathing
Saturday, April 23rd - 9:30am - Noon EST
Sunday, April 24th - 9:30am - Noon EST
Jalandhara and Khechari Mudra
Saturday, April 30th - 9:30am - Noon EST
$135 (Practice live with David or with the recordings at your own convenience.)
Class recordings will be sent out within 48 hours. Students will have access to recordings until May 30th.