Private Yoga Classes
8 Fold Path Practice ( 4 Sessions)
The eightfold path of Patanjali is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs”. These eight steps are basically giving you a direction towards how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These class guide you through the 8-Fold Pathway of Patanjali. Each class is a step by step methodology intended to assist you to take the practice of yoga on the mat to a full, and vibrant practice of life off the mat.
Asana: In yogic view, the body is a machine, the care of which is an important stage of our spiritual growth. Through the practice of asanas, we can develop the ability of concentrate which is important for Meditation.
Pranayama: Generally translated as breathing exercise, these techniques are designed to gain command over the respiratory process while recognizing the connection between the breath, the mind, and the emotions.
Pratyahara: Pratyahara means withdrawal or sensory perfection. The practice of pratyahara provides us with an opportunity to step back and take a look at ourselves.
Dharana: Dharana mean concentration. In the practice of concentration, which open the door for meditation, we learn how to slow down the thinking process by concentrating on a single mental object: a specific energetic center in the body, or the silent repetition of a sound.
Dhyana: Dhyana is the ability to merge with the object on which you are concentrating. This deeper concentration of the mind is the instrument of self-knowledge where one can separate illusion from reality.
Samadhi: Patanjali describes this eighth and final stage of ashtanga, samadhi as a state of ecstasy. At this stage, the meditator merges with his or her point of focus and transcends the Self altogether.