Tri- Yoga


Some people are curious, others are confused, and the rest seem indifferent when they hear “yoga.”  The comments range from “I don’t like yogurt” to “I’m not flexible enough.”  The 1st comment I tend to ignore, the second follows with, “that’s exactly WHY you need to do yoga.”  At the age of 8 my mother enrolled my in gymnastics because I couldn’t touch my toes.  We practice something in order to learn it.  Yoga is not just for the flexible & fit.  In fact, it was never really about exercise & flexibility in its’ native home of India.

There are several branches of yoga, many of which emphasize disciplining the mind, but Raja (hatha) yoga, as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, focuses the mind by concentrating on health and purity of the body.  Hatha yoga is performed via behavioral disciplines (yamas/niyamas), physical postures (asanas), and breathwork (pranayama), which prepare the whole self for meditative concentration that can lead to an awareness of oneness with creation (samadhi/nirvana/spiritual connectedness).  These 8 limbs of Raja yoga outline a way to life a whole, happy, healthy life.  While it is not a religion, it is definitely spiritual in its’ nature.  Also, it can simply be a way to improve flexibility and mental stability.

Whatever your need, there is something yoga can offer you because after all yoga means union.

***What feels disconnected in your life?

***Aren’t you curious to see how a plan of yoga/union could help you connect the dots?

As a Registered Kripalu Yoga Teacher & a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner & Group Facilator, I offer individual sessions for all levels to create a health & wellness plan that works for your goals & abilities.

Here’s a sample:

This pose sequence focuses on the core areas worked during swimming, cycling, & running. Be careful when performing postures if you’ve never done yoga…in fact, make it a priority to seek out a class or instructor.

Tri Poses
By RunningYogi
1
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Bitilasana
Cow Pose

2
Marjaryasana
Cat Pose

3
Ujjayi Pranayama
Conqueror Breath

4
Baddha Konasana
Bound Angle Pose

5
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Marichyasana III
Marichi’s Pose

6
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Dandasana
Staff Pose

7
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Paschimottanasana
Seated Forward Bend

8
UpavisthaKonasana_150
Upavistha Konasana
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend

9
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Ananda Balasana
Happy Baby Pose

10
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Matsyasana
Fish Pose

11
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Halasana
Plow Pose

12
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Supta Baddha Konasana
Reclining Bound Angle Pose

13
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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Bridge Pose

14
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Savasana
Corpse Pose

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