yo·ga ˈyōɡə/ noun
a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
The meaning of the word "Yoga" is "union". It is derived from the Sanskrit root "yuj," (pron. "yug") meaning "to join", "to unite" but also "to subjugate", with the meaning also "to control" and "to disciplinate". The English word "yoke" is also derived from the same Sanskrit (Indo-European) root.
The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Ashtanga, Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti, Power Yoga, and Prana Flow could all be considered vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a pecific equence of poses (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Do) commonly used throughout a vinyasa clas.
I received my Karma Vinyasa Yoga training from 305 University in Miami, FL in 2012. The style of Vinyasa that I teach is highly influenced by the energetic chakra system and consists on a base of a steady flow with a strong accent on alignment and a commitment to purpose on and off the mat.
In my group and private vinyasa classes I speack extensively about the 5 facets or levels or bodies of human being. These bodies form a road map for the journey of self doscovery. They are useful in understanding how yoga postures work, in the context of gaining self-knowlwdge.
- Annamayakosha (Physical Body)
- Pranamayakosha (Energy Body)
- Manomayakosha (Emotional Body)
- Vijnuanamayakosha (Mental Body)
- Anandamayakosha (Spiritual Body)
Please check my weekly schedule for classes in Delray Beach, Fl and at festivals. You can use the contact form on the side to contact me for private sessions or teaching at your venue.
Namaste (Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”)