“Living” is a phrase gaining awareness and popularity in the world of yoga. Living Yoga and similar phrases like living meditation, living zen, and living the path have been crossing my feeds. More and more, yoga magazines and writers are using the phrase living yoga.
What is this sudden interest in the word living and why is it being attached to these other words like yoga?
There is an awakening to the depths of yoga. For decades, or perhaps thousands of years, yoga instructors have communicated that yoga is far more than stretching and exercise. The message is finally sinking in.
Living your yoga is about lifestyle.
And by lifestyle, I do not mean wearing ‘yoga’ clothing, or attending the hippest ‘yoga conventions,’ or knowing all the proper ‘yoga’ speech. It has nothing to do with being vegetarian, vegan, raw, breatharian or other ideologies.
Living your path is all about authenticity, discovery, truth, expression and SOUL.
YOGA NIDRA & SOUND RELAXATION
Yoga Nidra Relaxation has been proven to:
- Improve sleep.
- Reduce Stress and Anxiety.
- Lower Blood Pressure.
- Calm the Breath.
- Enhance Energy.
- Give Relief from PTSD, Grief, Addictions, Trauma, & Abuses.
- Support Emotional Integration.
- Develop Self-Awareness.
Yogic relaxation, also known as yoga nidra, are simple practices anyone can use. These ancient practices of serenity quiet the mind and soothe the soul.
Featuring live music with world instruments, this class offers simple to learn methods for stress release and inner well-being for persons of any age or health. Walk out of class feeling relaxed and revitalized!
This yogic relaxation class is an experiential practice, where discussion is intermixed with practice. As the class progresses, the techniques are explained and understood through first hand experience.
You will learn:
- Basic Yogic Relaxation Theories.
- Breathing Techniques to Calm the Mind.
- Simple Postures to Relax the Body.
- Effective Practices to Reduce Stress and Deepen Relaxation.
- Methods for Quieting the Mind and Sleeping.
Find Yoga Nidra & Sound at different venues all over Florida.
--- 5-Week Series at The Yoga Shed in Deland begins THIS Friday.
--- Yoga Nidra & Sound @ Hot House Yoga in Ormond Beach, Sun April 30th, 4-6pm.
--- Didgeridoo & Flute Classes every 2cnd and 4th Monday @ The Jammin Shop in Deland, 5:30-6:15pm.
--- Sound Circle Meditation every 2cnd and 4th Monday @ The Jammin Shop in Deland, 7pm to 8:15pm
--- Live Music Yoga Flow every second Tuesday @ The Yoga Shed in Deland, 5pm
--- More workshops, classes and venues added regularly.
Questions? Would you like to host a workshop, class or series? Please contact me!
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REVIEWS & COMMENTS
When I release into the embrace of Keith’s class, I release into a wonderous blend of postures for my mind and body. Lead by Keith’s deep reassuring voice, I breath in, I breath out, I move into the posture, hold, feel the sensation, move out of the posture, do nothing, and then move into the next posture over and over and over again, letting go more easily with each class into deep shavasana as a bit more of my true self emerges into the final 0M of that class. Ahhhhh. Listen to my heart beat. Keith is one of the very few yoga teachers I have found over the years whose approach to yoga merges with mine both on and off the mat.
Thank you very, very much for being such an awesome instructor. I truly believe you have a gift for sharing and mentoring. i look forward to continuing yoga with your guidance and expertise. And you wear a yoda shirt, how cool is that? We need to find a yoga mat for you with yoda on it and the force will be complete.
Keith has been a great, deep, breath of fresh air for me and for my yoga practice. Blending his experience and considerable talents, he has crafted a unique and deeply personal approach to teaching. With wisdom, compassion and humor, he guides his students with gentle encouragement and support to help every body receive the full benefit of each posture. He smiles and says, “That’s good enough.” And it is. He urges us to explore beyond the physical sensations of each posture by examining what happens after we complete a sequence or pose. “The Big Nothing” seemed funny, at first. Once I stopped focusing on fixing my clothes, I quickly found that the space between postures is just as powerful as the postures themselves. Attending to each movement – experiencing the contrast with each still moment – has kept me present, allowed me to find subtle interest that deepens my understanding and amplifies the intensity of even the simplest position. I’ve also come to love the experience of the breathing and humming harmonium. Keith compliments his instruction with a variety of instruments and his lovely, sonorous voice. Sound swells and fills the space, uniting the class in an energetic vibration that can be, by turn, enlivening or calming, thunderous or soothing. As abruptly as it started, it is over and the space in the room opens and the space within opens – to the emptiest kind of quiet. And that is why I do yoga with Keith.
Your yoga classes were excellent–and so much more than I expected. As a Soldier, I’ve experienced a variety of approaches to physical fitness, and expected your class to be just another alternative. I really didn’t appreciate the integrative, whole-life value of yoga until I started taking your class. I’d recommend it for anybody, regardless of gender, age, or profession!