Past Events

Feb 26-28, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ
Desert Song Yoga

Asana Names, Yoga Terms and Chants in Depth
The science and practice of yoga is framed in Sanskrit words and verses. Many asana (posture) names have interesting, deeper meanings and stories behind them. Yoga philosophy, specifically the Yoga Sutras, contains many terms that have no accurate English equivalents. Learning these key terms in depth broadens our understanding of yoga and how it describes human consciousness. Certain Sanskrit chants also have quite a bit below their surface. Each session will include a short asana sequence with simultaneous pronunciation of each posture name.

Fri Evening:  Sanskrit Basics for Yogis: Fundamentals of Pronunciation
Sat Morning: Asana Names and Stories
Sat Afternoon:  Yoga Sutras Terms in Depth
Sun Morning:  How to Chant in Sanskrit: Yoga Chants and Vedic Mantra

Mary Beth Markus


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I think Nicolai's presentation was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed learning about the cakras. He made it sound so much more logical and grounded than most present on this topic. Connecting the marmas, nadis and cakras just makes sense! And I had never really looked at the verses in the HYP (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). Most importantly, I had one of my most settled meditation experiences last night. I could have sat for hours! Chanting was a wonderful way to awaken the energy in each cakra. I truly could feel the support of that kundalini energy moving up my spine. I was a little "high" when I came home and had to stay up for a few hours to settle.

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