Pranava Yoga Center is built on a foundation of the ancient and traditional practices of Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga. At Pranava, there is a focus on cultivating deep awareness and connection in the body, mind, and spirit. While the instructors hold the traditions close and believe in living a yogic lifestyle, we can also be a little rebellious at times. We are fun and light-hearted, but also disciplined, professional, dedicated, passionate, compassionate, inspirational, and hardworking. We firmly believe that a higher state of well-being can be attained through a steady yoga practice. Pranava Yoga Center instructors are passionate about extending the teachings of yoga and are ourselves dedicated practitioners and students of yoga for life. We take our yoga practice off the mat and into our daily lives. We encourage students to see the world from another perspective. We have the ability to help students grow in their yoga practice, and we motivate students to find their own inspiration from within.
Meditation can (at first) be an intimidating practice for many people. Before I began my own practice, I thought, "Well, if meditation is clearing your mind, I'll never be successful so I'm just not going to try!" Then I learned that clearing the mind is something that takes lots and lots of practice, so to think of it as a one-pointed focus. That made it much more accessible, and I think this is helpful for many people. Focus on one thing. Then as your mind begins to wander and other thoughts arise, become aware and shift your attention back to your point of focus.
With consistent practice - even just a few minutes a day - you may notice many benefits including but certainly not limited to: a more calm and focused mind, increased energy and awareness, better productivity, better sleep, lower blood pressure, better ability to handle stressful situations with grace... the list goes on!
There are also many different kinds of meditation, some of which we'll explore this month at the studio. Any action can become a meditation if we move through it mindfully. What types of meditation have you explored and is there one that works best for you?
"Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.""
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Name: Kris J.
Teaches: Friday 12:00pm, Vinyasa Express
Favorite quotes often change for me based on my current life experiences. So for today, it is this one: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain