(Hatha Yoga Principles, Nadishodona and the nerve system)
We live in a dual world full of opposites, the laws of nature are full of the opposing poles which could not be without each other.
In Macrocosmos we see the sun and the moon, day and night, liquids and festivities, man and woman. We find the same analogies in our own human system in the Microcosmos. Active solar energy, passive lunar energies, flexibility and stability, male and female aspects of our self.
In Yoga we seek to balance the polarities. In the silence (mauna) when our mind is aligned and at the same time free of any thoughts, we can find the state of Yoga. This Yoga state can be found in the absolute harmony and balance of opposites. Thus we practice asana to create a balance between stability and flexibility in the body, the same characteristic we want on a deeper level, on a mentally level we want an alert and focused mind that can be at the same time passive and detached from any thoughts. We can create harmony in our system through breathing by influencing the vegetative nervous system. Yoga at its best creates harmony between the sympathetic (our active nervous system) and parasympathetic (our passive nervous system) systems.
In this two-hour yoga class we will guide you through a yoga sequence that has a balancing effect on different levels in our system. Suitable for the beginning of spring and the change of the cold, dark season to the warm, light one.
Serap & Juy