New Workshop Jan 22, 1pm Firefly Yoga, Westwood, MA
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:59AM
Dennis Young

A Workshop on Patanjali's Eight Limb Yoga

Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara: Attaining Emotional Comfort, Ease, Balance and Stability

Sunday, Jan 22 1-4pm at Firefly Westwood, 311 Washington St, Westwood, MA

Do you feel grounded in a good way? Comfortable & steady in life? Asana in Yoga usually refers to being steady in physical postures,but in the context of the Yoga Sutras it has a much broader meaning. Asana in Eightfold Yoga means our overall stance in life. It’s where we’re coming from in every situation: how steady, confident, comfortable & responsive we are facing our circumstances. Asana means being secure, aligned, ready, willing & able to face life. Not shaky, not dependent, not uncomfortable, and certainly not anxious. Asana is feeling comfortable and steady in every situation.

Pranayama is more than breathing exercises to steady your nerves. It’s learning how to be even-tempered, open, loving & happy. In this workshop we’ll be moving beyond breathing exercises & learning to directly work with energy to balance our emotions so we’re calm, even-tempered, buoyant and confident

Do unhelpful habits of mind drive you crazy? Do you obsess or perseverate? Or have fixed ideas or feelings that weigh you down? If so, then you need to learn more about the limb of Yoga called Pratyahara. Simply put, it’s the Yoga of how to release fixed ideas & feelings in order to be free of negative or unhelpful mental habits. Pratyahara isn’t withdrawal or resistance. It’s perspective. It’s releasing fixations; letting go of old habits & self-stories. It’s being able to look at the same old things from fresh new points of view so you can see possibilities where once you only saw obstacles.


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