⋄ ASHTANGA YOGA
⋄ BLINDFOLDED YOGA
⋄ CORPORATE YOGA aka NAMASTE BOSS
⋄ FOLLOW THE FLOW aka VINYASA YOGA
⋄ HATHA YOGA
⋄ RESTORATIVE YOGA
⋄ YIN YOGA
⋄ YOGA & DOWN SYNDROME
⋄ YOGA & ICTUS | STROKE REHABILITATION THERAPY
⋄ YOGA & CHILDREN
⋄ YOGA & THIRD AGE
I don't care if you can touch your toes with your hands or your head with your feet.
I don't care if you can balance on your head or hands.
I don't care if you use a Mudra when we sit down.
I care that what you do makes you feel good and makes you happy.
With the term Ashtanga, we refer both to the ancient yogic philosophy and to a fairly contemporary style of yoga - the same that we will practice together - which comes from Hatha Yoga and which is called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga .
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was born and spread thanks to Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), pupil of the master Krishnamacharya , and which today is taught by his nephew, Sharath Jois. This method consists of six series, which differ from each other in terms of intensity.
Just think that today the sixth series is practiced by very few yogis all over the world!
Do not worry! The series in which I will accompany you will be the First, also known as Yoga Chikitsa . C hikitsa means therapy. This series, in fact, is considered a real therapy that serves to give balance and strength to the mind, spirit and body.
It starts right from the body. Through specific postures (asanas) we will try together to detoxify it, purify it and make it as strong and elastic as possible. Yoga Chikitsa And a sequence of 75 asanas (postures) that follow a very precise and rigorous order.
Our first series, with time, perseverance, patience and dedication, will become a real meditation in motion.
Important and fundamental are:
the conscious and correct use of the breath (Ujjayi)
the energy seals (Bandha )
the points where you focus with your eyes (D rishti )
the synchronicity of movement and breath (V inyasa)
In my school in Rishikesh I was known as “the one of Blindfolded yoga”, especially from the second part of the course onwards. But how did it come to my mind to teach yoga blindfolded? There was simply a first time for me too and, from the first moment, Blindfolded Yoga literally conquered me. That yoga class was one of the most powerful lessons of my life. Never before have I been able to "look" so deeply, to listen to my breath as I had never done before and to feel every single part of me involved in the practice.
The practice itself is nothing out of the ordinary. It is you, your blindfold, the focus on the breath, the usual solid ground under your feet and all the other senses amplified.
Practicing blindfolded yoga paradoxically opens your eyes. It helps you to appreciate everything more. You really feel your postures and you increase your concentration, your "here and now" being and your awareness of what you do and who you are.
1. Your ego takes a back seat
2. Your other senses are heightened
3. You learn to let go, especially your fears
4. Feel your body and soul more
5. You will appreciate it once you have finished practicing
ALIAS: NAMASTE BOSS!
Do you know the number of companies that have embraced yoga as an integral part of their reality?
And do you know the progress and successes, corporate and personal, that they have managed to achieve thanks to this?
Do you know the benefits that this ancient discipline could bring to your work environment?
Do you like the idea of balancing next to your colleagues?
Would you like to let go or lighten the burden of stress, responsibility and the countless thoughts and worries that cloud your mind and stop your smile.?
By now we are all aware of the benefits, demonstrated throughout history, that yoga brings to our health and our psychophysical well-being. And if you're lucky enough, your boss knows too.
Or maybe that far-sighted leader is you.
FOLLOW THE FLOW
my kind of VINYASA YOGA
Follow the Flow is my mantra, the same one that embraced, guided and accompanied me to India, especially when Mr. Covid arrived, who canceled my return flight and invited me to stay in the East for almost a year.
I decided to make Follow the Flow "my" discipline, with soft, fluid and unpredictable classes, just like water. And like life.
Sometimes the currents are intense, other times more gentle and gentle.
It is a type of practice suitable for everyone and uses, like all more fluid practices, a tight and strong combination of breath and movement. And a lot of creativity.
As with all the classes I teach, it is characterized by an initial part, which invites body, mind and soul to be here and now , followed by a central part, linked to movement and ends with a well-deserved Shavasana, the yoga position that invites to deep relaxation.
Hatha yoga is the oldest form of yoga and, over time, has given birth to many other disciplines. In the West, almost all styles practiced derive from classical Hatha Yoga.
The highest purpose of Hatha yoga - and yoga in general - is to purify our energy channels, thus allowing prana, the life energy, to flow freely and to prepare body and mind for the path to bliss.
Hatha yoga classes have a slow and gentle but intense pace. This acts positively on the nervous system, thanks to an increase in proprioception and a greater listening to the breath and to oneself.
A constant practice helps to re-oxygenate the body, improving its functionality, increasing and improving strength, flexibility, concentration and quality of breath. It therefore offers all the tools to learn how to manage emotions and to have a healthy and full control of oneself.
Meditation, in Sanskrit dhyana (among eight limbs of the path of Patañjali) is a contemplative practice, present in various religious and spiritual traditions as a means to calm , focus and transform the mind. Meditation cultivates self-awareness and provides optimal conditions for practicing and amplifying it.
In general, in addition to calming the mind and body, the goal of meditation is to intensify personal and spiritual growth.
A common misconception of meditation is that its only purpose is to clear the mind of thoughts. While some traditions such as Zen and Yoga teach the state of no-mind as an ultimate goal, it is widely recognized that the practice of meditation itself involves thoughts as the cornerstone. Whenever the mind becomes distracted, the practitioner is encouraged to return to an object of concentration, such as breath, sound, image, or a philosophical or spiritual concept.
Basically, meditation is training in attention and awareness. It is widely used as a spiritual practice in Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and yoga and is even found in secular contexts such as modern interpretations of mindfulness. Some consider Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayer to be a form of meditation as the mind is focused on a set of words or concepts.
Due to the wide variety of contexts in which meditation is practiced, there are a huge number of different meditation practices. In general, meditation involves establishing a focal point to free yourself from distractions, finding stillness in a stable and stable posture. However, there are some forms of practice that involve moving or engaging in all those activities that we like the most and that, above all, do not make our mind want to be elsewhere.
OSHO KUNDALINI MEDITATION
Scuotersi, danzare, rimanere immobili. E il silenzio diventa uno spazio interiore naturale.
La Osho Kundalini Meditation è una meditazione per metà attiva e per metà passiva. Dura un'ora e ha quattro fasi/stadi: SHAKING, DANCING, SITTING, SHAVASANA. La meditazione termina quando senti tre colpi di gong. Deve essere praticata usando una musica specifica che scandisce e sostiene energicamente le diverse fasi.
Momento migliore della giornata? Tramonto.
Fine ultimo? Lasciarsi andare e risvegliare la nostra energia, repressa o bloccata.
The term Pranayama contains within it all the breathing techniques which aim to bring together the energies to release the prana , our vital lymph, to flow. P er prana in a generic sense we can understand the union of all the vital energies of the Universe.
Defining Pranayama as "breathing exercises" is extremely limiting.
Pranayama means introducing the subtle life force through: rechaka (exhalation), puraka (inspiration) e kumbhaka (retention).
These three Kriyas practiced together with the three Bandhas ( Mūla , Uḍḍīyāna and Jàlandhara ) define Pranayama.
With the practice of Pranayama the mind is fixed on a single point and follows the movement of the breath. By controlling the breath in its three moments (rechaka, puraka and kumbhaka) it is possible to orient the mind in one direction only. The mind thus becomes suitable for concentration.
Pranayama is not only a tool for stabilizing the mind but also the way to concentration. T Pranayama thus facilitates mental concentration, increases your energy level, strengthens the sensory organs, calms the mind without making it unstable but allowing it to reach the necessary concentration to the perception of one's self.
Pranayama is also a part of the eight limbs of the path of Patañjali.
Lo yoga in gravidanza è una pratica di yoga tradizionale che comprende un mix di asana, pranayama e tecniche di rilassamento, per aiutare a condurre una donna incinta ad uno stato di equilibrio, autocoscienza (e conoscenza), forza fisica e pace mentale, per godersi la creazione della vita.
Il concetto di unione, di connessione della nostra anima con l'anima suprema, di noi con l'Universo, durante la gravidanza si estende alla vita e all'anima che cresce dentro la mamma.
La vita del bambino inizia all'interno dell'utero e la sua salute dipende da ciò che la mamma mangia, da come dorme, da come si sente, dai suoi livelli di stress e dai momenti di felicità!
Mantenimento di un buono stato di salute fisica
Riduce i normali disagi quotidiani (es nausee o costipazione)
Aumenta la forza fisica
Crea più spazio per gli organi interni della mamma e per far crescere il cambino comodamente e in salute
Lavora sulla zona pelvica, migliorando il tono muscolare per preparare il corpo per il travaglio e sviluppando maggiore consapevolezza dell'area
Migliora l'apertura del torace, che a sua volta migliora il respiro e aumenta l'energia
Migliora la circolazione e previene gambe e caviglie gonfie
Aiuta a ridurre la stanchezza
Bilancia il desiderio di fame
Aiuta il sistema linfatico, soprattutto durante questo importante cambiamento ormonale
Stimola il sistema endocrino
Avvicina la mamma al figlio prima che nasca
Crea connessione a livello fisico e mentale
Aiuta a trovare l'equilibrio mentale
Porta chiarezza (quali sono le priorità, quando occorre fermarsi)
Prima di iniziare, ti chiederò sempre il parere del tuo medico per conoscere il tuo stato di salute.
Giorgia, are we going to do Restorative today? 😍
Handed down by the teachings of master BKS Iyengar, Restorative Yoga is a relaxing and regenerating therapeutic style of yoga.
Through specific asanas and props, it leads to a state of deep and active physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
This reduces the production of cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress levels in our body, and helps to expel toxins and excess lipids. Additionally, it helps trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which has the ability to balance the body and bring its response system back into complete balance.
In terms of "purpose", Yin Yoga is along the lines of Restorative Yoga, with postures being held longer than usual. The goal is to bring the muscles and the mind to deep relaxation, dissolving the tensions that just don't want to go away.
Yin Yoga is a slower, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or more) to work on the connective tissues (such as ligaments) and muscles. Consequently, the asanas are taken more passive, with little muscle effort.
Yin Yoga has its roots in China, unlike the more popular and active yoga disciplines, which originated in India. It was founded on the Taoist theory of yin and yang - opposite concepts which, together, represent balance.
The yin is stable and passive, while the yang is changeable and active.
The yin poses, therefore, are passive and performed while sitting or in a reclined position. The poses are held with the muscles completely relaxed, allowing time and gravity to deepen the stretch and target the fascia. The time spent holding these asanas is similar to meditation.
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