"Many people think that yoga is about flexibility, but the truth is it has NOTHING to do with flexibility. Yoga is more about activity and elasticity. Elasticity is a state of suppleness, whereas flexibility is a judgement in comparison to a certain paradigm."
Loving this blog from my very first yoga teacher, Bryan Kest: ...
How Do We Reap the Best Benefits of Yoga? Throughout my travels and 35+ years in teaching yoga, I am constantly asked the question, “Bryan, how do I get the best benefits from my yoga practice?” The yoga poses and your experiences within the poses will bring your entire body to an alive vibrant stat...
Low back pain is something I am often asked about from my clients, students, friends and family. I wanted to share a helpful blog from the world of Yoga Tune Up. This is the most instrumental form of yoga that I teach, it is based on self-massage, corrective movement, and breath to prevent and heal injury and pain.
Workshop Spoiler Alert: It involves very little "yoga" ie. poses. Sorry, I WON'T be teaching you how to stand on your hands or head or how to do a certain pose. The focus WILL be on the research of the mind-body connection as it relates to stress and how aspects of the yoga practice can promote emotional & psychological resilience in our every day lives.
Thanks to the support of my friends, family, and people out in the world committed to making it a better place 🙂 ...
Psychology of Yoga Workshop
February 25, 2017, 2:30pm - February 25, 2017, 5:30pm
REG LINK: www.prajnacenter.com/workshops-events/
Does yoga really change the brain? What is the connection between the mind and body in context of yoga and mindfulness? Is there a relationship between the physical yoga practice and our ability to cope and manage stress in our everyday lives? There is a rapidly growing body of research exploring the links between mindfulness, yoga, and psychological well-being. In this introductory workshop we’ll cover some of the most prominent studies, what has been found, what hasn’t, and what benefits and implications yoga has for the brain, mind, and physical body. This workshop will primarily consist of lecture with some experiential/movement practice. All levels encouraged and welcome.
$30 until Feb. 18, $40 thereafter
Kristine has a M.A. in Psychology from SFSU and has been teaching yoga full time since 2008. Her focus in working with private clients and teaching public and corporate classes integrates the fields of Psychology and Yoga. Her research studies the links between mindfulness and awareness in the body and how these become tools for us to better cope with, and manage stress. She is deeply passionate about the practical applications of yoga, breathing exercises, and movement to experience greater physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
Is there a relationship between the physical yoga practice and our ability to cope and manage stress in our everyday lives?
At this Yoga & Psychology Workshop we'll delve into some of the ongoing research studying yoga's effect on the brain and how the practice on the mat can translate into greater psychological well-being in our everyday lives.
Workshop is Sat. Feb. 25 from 2:30-5:30pm. Early bird pricing ends TMRW! ...
We are thrilled to bring you various workshops throughout the year on many subjects relating to holistic health and yoga. Workshops are designed for in-depth study and understanding on a particular subject of interest. Please click on the links below for more information about the workshops.