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What will a year bring…?

March 12, 2013
What does a year bring?… 
Each style of yoga has a particular way in which a class is set up and a way that all the classes work together to produce the desired results. 

In Svaroopa® Yoga, the desired results are an open spine and to help you live in your body in such a way that your spine stays open.  In order to achieve these results, each class is composed of sequenced poses that open your spine from tailbone to base of skull, and each month provides you with a different concentration of poses that helps this process to continue and deepen.  Each month brings  a new ‘theme of poses’ that build on the previous month’s poses.  There are 12 such themes in Svaroopa® Yoga.  

Daily Practice is the first theme and is concerned with the foundational resting poses that give you the most reliable spinal opening and are the poses that form the foundation of your home practice.  Then comes Lower Spinal Release and Upper Spinal Release, two months of continued resting poses for deeper release of the tightest areas of the spine.  Abdominals, Backbends, & Standing Poses are the focus of the next three months, helping you to learn how to exert yourself while still staying relaxed and open.   Months 7 – 9 consist of Forward Bends, Neck & Shoulders, and Balance & Inversions which all build upon each other to deepen your practice.  Now you have learned what an open spine feels like and you are ready to bring that openness into your everyday life finishing with  Classical Poses, Vinyasa Flow, and Seated Poses & Twists.

By the end of the 12 months, you have gone through a complete and balanced yoga practice combining poses, breathing techniques, and meditative elements that have a most positive affect in your body and for your mind. 

And then you repeat those 12 Themes the next year …and the next….and the next.  One is never ‘done’ with yoga…it is an ongoing practice that continues to deepen as you continue to soften…

What will a year of yoga bring you?…

One Comment leave one →
  1. Wendy permalink
    March 13, 2013 1:21 am

    One word “bliss””

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