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Traditionalists trace the roots of modern Sun Salutations back to rituals called Namaskars performed more than 3,500 years ago. But a few crucial pieces of the original custom never quite caught on in today’s mainstream practice. Want to bring the missing links back into your practice and approach Salutations as more of an all-in-one practice than only a warm-up? Join Shiva Rea for an intensive workshop that will deepen your experience on the mat, no matter what style of yoga you practice.
In this six-week Master Class, you will explore various Namaskar practices as a way to drop into your heart and let go of whatever holds you back. Once you experience Namaskars as a whole-body movement meditation, you can cultivate an inner flow that leads to transformation. The course includes:
● An introduction to the roots and evolution of Namaskar and the practice of movement meditation
● 2 classical Surya Namaskar practices
● 1 Chandra Namaskar practice
● 2 evolutionary Prana Vinyasa Namaskar practices
● Weekly self-study assignments to help you embody what you’ve learned
● Access to a private Facebook group
|Shiva Rea on The Evolution of Namaskar: Week 1 |
Lesson: Intro to Namaskar as movement meditation and a way to move into a state of receptivity
|Week 2 |
Lesson: Classical Surya Namaskar with Surya Mantra
|Week 3 |
Lesson: Classical Surya Namaskar with Bija Mantras
|Week 4 |
Lesson: Chandra Namaskar
|Week 5 |
Lesson: Prana Flow Pranams, an evolutionary namaskar
|Week 6 |
Lesson: Hridaya Namaskar, an evolutionary namaskar