MONDAY YOGA CLASSES
Being healthy and staying safe is our first priority right now. The ancient yogic healing techniques are here to help us stabilize our mental, physical and emotional bodies. all three combine to keep us safe by focusing on our breath, yoga kriyas, and mental stillness.
In times like these, we find ourselves triggered and activating our “fight or flight” reflexes. These very important instinctive responses work to disrupt our internal biological rhythm, causing us to more easily become sick – the very thing we’re trying to avoid!
For these Monday night classes, we will focus on simple yet powerful yogic techniques to strengthen the body’s natural support systems and give us mental clarity in these times. Hope to see you there!
Classes are every Monday from 7:00-8:30pm PST.
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/640386026
Meeting ID: 640 386 026
During the month of September, Krishna’s classes will focus on Befriending My Shadow Self.
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Join Krishna every Wednesday morning during the ambrosial hours for a deeply nourishing sadhana practice. We start at 430am and finish around 7:00am PDT.
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/99265232063
Meeting ID: 992 6523 2063
Krishna will teach an online meditation from 11:15am to 12:15pm PDT every Friday. Krishna suggests you do a few minutes of stretching prior to the session.
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84406428768
Meeting ID: 844 0642 8768
During the Sep 4 class, Krishna taught Lay Series from 21 Stages of Meditation and invited you to join her for 5 days. This is a beautiful and powerful meditation that filled our souls with joy and peace today. Try this meditation for five days and see what shifts, what opens up, and what rises to the surface for you. Embrace this opportunity to clear your chakras and raise your kundalini. If you’d like to use the same recording, Krishna played Amrit Nam Kaur’s version of Sat Nam from the album Cradled in the Night. The instructions are below to help guide you on your personal practice over the coming days. Let us know how it goes for you and enjoy!
Breathe in deeply through the nose. Then exhale completely. Hold the breath out and pump the navel rapidly, in a constant precise rhythm. The pace is about 3 pumps per second. When you must inhale do so in a long single stroke. Immediately exhale and continue to pump the navel and build energy in that area. The pumping motion is executed with a precise, firm pulse but without any extreme effort. The muscular movements are localized to the navel area and below. Energy will build naturally from the rhythm of the pumps.
As the teacher chants a long Sa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-t, inhale steadily for the entire duration of the sound. As you inhale hear the sound in the center of the brain. Do not hear with just the ears as if the sound were outside; hear it like a point in the center of the skull. Stay aware of the dome of the cosmos, through the crown center above, the witnessing listener. When the teacher ends the mantra with a short, distinct Naam, exhale the breath through the nose in a single stroke.
Chant the mantra Akaal seven times; once for each chakra: Akaal, Akaal, Akaal, Akaal, Akaal, Akaal, Akaal. From the crown, pull the sound of this mantra along the spine. Pierce the centers as you open the flow and gather the flow at the top of the spine in the brain. Keep the pitch steady and the sound strong for the first four repetitions. Then raise the pitch for the last three chakras in the upper centers.