I just realized something. “Yoga focus” is redundant! *smile* But focus I shall, because that is a quality I see blooming in my students in our ParaYoga classes!
This week (June 7, 2010) in Sonoma we will be focusing on the basics of Kriya Yoga.
The excellent text, Yoga and Kriya: A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques by Swami Satyananda Saraswati introduces kriya this way:
Many people are unhappy in the world, dissatisfied and yet not sure what is lacking in their lives. The basic reason for this unhappiness is our attachment to the material plane of existence. Once we gain a glimpse of higher spheres of consciousness, then our unhappiness and discontent automatically fade away….a system is required which progressively leads a person to deeper states of relaxation, until concentration becomes the spontaneous activity of consciousness. This system is kriya yoga.
The place to start is alternate nostril breath, or nadi sodhana. This week’s classes will include this practice, and begin to build on its many variations of pranayama.
Get ready to let go of lack!
See you in class!