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Balancing Effort and Ease in Asana: A "Total Yoga Therapy" Workshop

  • Shanti Yoga Studio (Chicago IL) 7646 West Touhy Avenue Chicago, IL, 60631 United States (map)

The sutra “Sthira sukham asanam” (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2.46–2.48) is translated “The pose should be steady and comfortable.” This sutra provides the framework for this workshop.

We will embody steadiness (or stability), achieved through natural alignment and effort, and comfort (or ease), achieved through breath and relaxation. The student will come away with a deeper sense of harmony and freedom and be inspired to view asana from a whole new perspective. We will explore somatic movements that are encoded in our DNA, and then layer these therapeutic movements onto an asana practice. A well-balanced yoga sequence will illustrate the principle, “Sthira sukham asanam.”

Linda’s extensive experience teaching therapeutic yoga and studying various movement therapies, including experimental movement, the Feldenkrais Method and the Alexander Technique, provides unique perspective for this workshop.

All levels welcome. This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance CE hours.

To register, please visit the Shanti Yoga Studio website.