|Sari Sanctuary on the Saugatucket River, Main St/High St. Wakefield, RI|
|The Well LLC Cooperative, 365 Main St. Downtown Wakefield, RI|
Above Dove n' Distaff, Room D, across from Kenyon Avenue
Yoga lore offers an invitation to go deep inside and through the many characters we can make connections with our own lives and become more aware of the teachings that are often less conspicuous, whether in our livee s or within the building and residing of each pose.
Knowing the stories behind your asana and mantra meditation practice adds purpose to each pose, and helps us align our attitude with the actions and benefits we receive while sitting in these "seats of our soul".
I'll share the stories of the goddesses Parvrti (Shakti), Durga, Sarswati, Kali and Lakshmi, and the gods and sages, Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, Ashtavakra and Matsyendra. I'll instruct and assist while we practice seated poses like Laksmi's padmasana (lotus pose) and matsyendrasana (lord of the fishes seated twist), standing poses like natarajasana (king dancer) and eka pada hanumanasana (one legged standing splits dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey god) and arm balancing poses like astavakrasana (8 crooked limb pose). Also, related to each story, we'll use mudras (hand positions) and chant mantras (mind-tools that are positive repetitions of vibratory sound) while we steady our circuitous ego mind,s and attune our intentions towards actualizing the transformation within the lessons taught through meditation and listening deep within.