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January 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

This SPECIAL first class out of two this year will be an alignment based HATHA YOGA with an emphasis on extending the spine safely, and bringing more range of motion to the shoulders and back.

Note: bring your own yoga mat. Blocks will be provided.

WHY do we practice yoga asana?
The purpose of practicing asana is to find liberation from stress and strain in the body and mind, thus liberating us from the common distractions of life so that we can more fully realize our True Nature which is Bliss (Ananda).
Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii
Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

The yoga asanas REDUCE fatigue and CALM the nervous system.
Deep practice frees us from mental strains and helps us to come closer to realizing our inherently Divine Nature.

The workshops will be mostly centered around freeing the tension of the spine and neck, bringing more openness and range of motion to the shoulder joints in order to free the neck and reduce mental strain, and gradually increase the flexibility and strength of the legs (our foundation).

Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

Statue of Shiva performing yogic meditation in lotus position

Yoga(/ˈjɡə/;[1]Sanskrit: योग; About this soundpronunciation) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions.[2][3]There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals[4]in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.[5][6][7]The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, which includes the physical practice of postures called asanas.

Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-VedicIndiantraditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda,[note 1]but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE,[9]in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇamovements.[10][note 2]The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Upanishads.[11]The Yoga Sutras of Patanjalidate from the first half of the 1st millennium CE,[12][13]but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century.[14]Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in Tantra.[15][16]

Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii

Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West,[17]following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century.[17]In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world.[16]Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.[18]One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.[19]

Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of modern yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma, and heart disease.[20][21]The results of these studies have been mixed and inconclusive.[20][21]On December 1, 2016, yoga was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.[22]

Prague-Alignment-Yoga-Patricia visiting from Hawaii


January 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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