Ayurveda, Yoga, and Asana
Ayurveda informs yoga so that the yoga student can immediately deepen her/his practice of asana and pranayama, with simple yet profound keys. This class is designed to give the participant immediate access to this aspect of yogic science.
Some postures are definitely cooling to the body, and others are warming. Knowing this simple information can enhance yoga practice right away! The same is true with regard to pranayama (breath-work). For instance, bhastrika (breath of fire) is warming to the body and sheetali breathing is cooling. There are many classical marma (acupressure) points that are triggered by asana practice, for instance, murdhni (aka g.v. 20 in Chinese medicine) is treated while in shirsasana (headstand). Asana practice itself is considered tridoshic – and hence, of benefit to all 3 doshas. However, knowing these dosha-specific refinements can make a big difference in your life, health, and yoga practice!
Pathways of Flow
There are SO many pathways of flow in the human body, ranging in size for instance, from the mahasrotas (big channels) of the gastro-intestinal system to the srotamsi (little pathways) transporting nutrients and wastes in and out of each cell! Even our relationships with each other can be considered to be a form of srotas.
The chakra system as well, is a system consisting of wheels of shakti (spiritual power) with prana (flow of energy) connecting them via the nadis (channels).
In addition, there is a subtle invisible channel connecting the top of the head to a greater energy above it. Consider the movement of energy from heaven to earth through the vertical human form.
Experienced in the management of chi flow, Sonam will also give specific instructions on how to become more sensitive to the movement of chi through frequent meditation practice - making one’s awareness more subtle - and how to experience and work with one’s own vital energy!
Cost: $50 for One , $80 for Both
Sonam Targee has had a successful clinic in Ayurveda and herbal medicine, for 27 years. He has taught in Yoga Centers and hospitals around the country and he currently practices and lives in Rochester, NY. He was born in Tamil Nadu, South India , and has extensively studied Indian music, Indian medicine, and Indian spirituality. He has studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert, Svoboda, and Dr. Mahadevan. He holds a masters degree in Chinese Medicine, a practitioner's certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Bachelor's degree in Ethno-musicology.