Yoga Combines Many Techniques
It is a very common misconception that Yoga is all about postures (Asana) and fitness. In reality, there is more to Yoga than Asana!
Our big mission at Yoga Local is to bring the tradition back to it’s former glory and take it away from the superficial context it has been given. So we make sure to teach everything at our studio in alignment with the original intention of Yoga, which is actually not a fitness goal.
Yoga is the combination of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation also known as posture, breath and mindfulness respectively. This combination has the intention of bringing you to a deeper state of clarity and connection to yourself.
How do these three things do that? Well, when combined, they all work to manage our ENERGY. When we are in control of our energy, we are in control of the mind. This leads to greater experiences in life and in our Yoga practice.
Yoga & Energy Management
There are 5 different energies to be aware of in your Yoga practice…
- Apana – downwards moving and grounding
- Samana – balancing and assimilating
- Pran – internalising and heart opening
- Vyana – all consuming and integrating
- Udana – upwards moving and clarifying
Each of these pose categories builds each energy respectively…
- Forward folds
Each Energy Works Differently
Energy and Connection
Watch the podcast to hear Josie speak further on this topic, and learn about how we introduce energy into each class this week.