Getting Fresh with Ganesh: Using Myths of the Elephant-Headed God to Enrich your Yoga Practice, A Weekend Immersion at Yoga In China, Nanjing, China
November 9, 2015 - November 10, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Getting Fresh with Ganesh
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
How the Stories of the Big-belly Wealth-God
Can Enrich Your Teaching, Prosperity and Practice
1. Saturday Morning: Asana Practice 10:00 – 1:00pm
Grounding like Ganesh to Relieve Stress: Part 1!
In yogic anatomy, there is said to be five vayus (winds) in the body that drive physical processes. They create digestion, breathing, heartbeat, thought, and bodily cohesion.
Among these vayus, Vyana creates radiance and stabilization. If we strengthen it, the body and mind can shine—even under stress.
This workshop we aim to be as stable as Ganesh. We practice unique postures, yoga flows, and breath practices that build Vyana Vayu. We’ll stabilize our limbs and core for psychic calm, physical strength and clear mental flow.
2. Saturday Morning: Lecture & Images: 2:30am – 5:30pm
Sound and Fury: The Yoga Tradition Over the last 5000 Years
There is a science behind graceful movement that clarifies the mind and brings grace to the body.
In this workshop, we learn to deepen and discipline our grounding work using arts that mirror Indian dance and Tai Chi. We learn to move with the ground firmly under our feet.
3. Sunday Morning: Asana Practice: 10:00 – 1:00pm
Grounding like Ganesh to Relieve Stress: Part 2!
Its four chapters explain the yoga journey, the art of concentration, how we make miracles, and what it means to be enlightened.
It is an ancient plan for accelerating personal growth.
It is delightful and deep, and has shaped life and yoga for millennia. If you have a copy, bring it, and we’ll dive into the Sutras’ hidden messages and rich guidance for life on the modern path.
4. Saturday Evening: Lecture & Images: 2:30 – 5:30
Getting Fresh with Ganesh: Everything you Always Wanted to Know about the Elephant-Headed God of Wealth
Ganesh: Fat, elephantine, garlanded with jewels: is he your mama?
He sure acts the part: removing your obstacles, granting boons, inspiring muses.
Where did this dude come from?
Ganesha is the tubby, elephant-headed son of Shiva, master of money, King of Fate. He’s loveable and awful at the same time and inclined to being stacked on your mantlepiece because he’s so cuddley, likeable and weird.
In this talk we tell his myth: how he came to be associated with obstacles, ganas (spirits), art, and rupees—and the low, low chakra: muladhara.
Parvati’s son, made from dirt and honored everywhere.
Come learn the history of Ganesha.