How Yoga is Built: The Ancient and Modern Science of Practice, A Weekend Immersion at Tejas Yoga, Chicago

How Yoga is Built: The Ancient and Modern Science of Practice, A Weekend Immersion at Tejas Yoga, Chicago
Tejas Yoga
1300 S Wabash Ave #201
Chicago, IL
September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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How Yoga is Built

The Ancient and Modern Science of Practice

A weekend immersion for Tejas, Yoga, Chicago, with Eric Shaw

 

PranaFlowsNStraightLinesIyengar1. Saturday Morning, 10am- 12pm: Practice

 Prasana Practice: The Art and Science of Yoga Flow

The bliss of yoga is enhanced by inhabiting the “throws’” between poses.  In this workshop, we interface with Indian dance and Tai Chi, learning to align the karanas (transitions) within Vinyasa practice.  We learn the practice called Prasana Yoga.

 

 

 

The Whole History of Yoga in 120 Minutes Title Slide2.  Saturday Afternoon, 1:30 – 3:30: Visual Lecture

The Whole History of Yoga in 120 minutes

Yoga’s story covers 5000 years of saints, warriors, and sage-like kings.  It embraces Tantra, mantra, bhakti and God.

Dancers, doctors, and bodybuilders remade it in the last 100 years, and now yoga captivates people everywhere.

We’ll tour this vast landscape of personalities and events, resolving the many confusions about how yoga has changed and adapted andl gain an informed understanding of what yoga was and what it may one day be.

 

Ashtanga Yoga poster 502 pictures. Bigger I think3.  Sunday Morning, 10am- 12pm: Practice

Breakthroughs in Yogic Movement: Choreography in Vinyasa

Vinyasa yoga is choreography that expands our energy and grants meditative awareness.

All yoga practices express a kalayata (an overall “taste”) made by the pattern of movement taken as a whole. In this workshop we learn to make 10-pose rhyming movements, enhancing the composite effect of the longer yoga sequence.  We learn tricks for making poses flow more creatively and elegantly that—when added together—form a class-long kalayata that has therapeutic effects.

 

Hatha Yoga Canon4.  Sunday Afternoon, 1:30 – 3:30: Philosophy and Practice

Learning Yoga Practice and Philosophy through the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the main text of the original practice of physical yoga.

Written 600 years ago, it gives vibrant guidance on how to do yoga poses and breath practices for physical health, clarity, and transcendence of this mortal plane!

We’ll read the book, explaining its context and deeper meaning while applying its advice to our practice of yoga.

If you have a copy of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, bring it!

 

Please Register Here: 

Tejas Yoga

1300 S Wabash Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 386-9642
 
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