Yoga is more popular than ever, but as yoga has become a household word, has it also become a mile wide and an inch deep?
Are we missing out on the essence of yoga, even as the practice has become a household word? What can we do to capture the deepest aspects of yoga and integrate these into our own lives?
These are some of the questions Judith Hanson Lasater addresses in this 2-part online course. While most people have heard about yoga, the average person has little understanding of what yoga actually means, says Judith. Many people think of yoga as ‘just’ another way of working out; an image generally perpetuated by the media, in which yoga appears to be mainly about beautiful skinny models doing fancy yoga postures.
But yoga is not just about looking great, touching your toes or learning to kick up into handstand. In its deepest essence, yoga is a practice of deep self-inquiry and profound integration. The work of a yoga practice, be it asana, pranayama, or meditation is very much like being a sculptor, says Judith. A sculptor starts with a rough piece of stone and gradually removes everything that isn’t a statue.
Our yoga practice is like that. It helps us gradually remove what is not us, remove the identification we have built with our suffering and with the agitations of the mind. The practice of yoga helps us remove that which isn’t our deepest self, so that more clearly and more consistently, we feel awe, we feel gratitude, we feel love, compassion, and happiness.
In this 2-part online yoga course, master yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater takes us through the exploration of the deeper aspects of yoga practice, i.e. yoga as a path to embody spirit. Some of the topics Judith will talk about include:
- What does embodiment of spirit really mean?
- Which are the deeper philosophical principles of yoga that give us insight into this process?
- How can we facilitate this experience of deepening on the mat?
- Which are some of the concrete strategies and practices that we can do to take our practice off the mat and into our daily life and interactions with others?
- Which are the best ways to keep your practice alive, interesting and continually deepening?
This course Also Includes:
- Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions, enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
- Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.