Did you know that the movement practice of yoga, also known as the "asana" practice, was originally done to prepare for meditation? Did you know that it consisted of only 11 postures and they were all seated postures?
Yes, it's true. The movement portion of a yoga practices was designed to help you sit for meditation.
Why is meditation so important? Because most of us live our lives in "Automatic Pilot" mode, which means we are guided by routine and conditioning rather than by intuition, and inspiration. We react to situations instead of responding in a thoughtful and carefully decided way.
Meditation gives us the tools to respond in a healthy way to life's challenges - whether they are positive (like a promotion or marriage) or negative (like an illness or sadness). Together these two practices, yoga movement and meditation, are a dynamite combination in helping you to live your life on your own terms! They help you live your life better!
Join us today for a Move and Meditate class. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
Read more about the history of yoga asana in the article Early History of Asana: What Were the Original Postures & Where Did They Come From? by Amy Vaughn by clicking the button below.