An update on my yoga classes in Sonoma, California:
Subtle Energy Vinyasa
The ancient Yogis believed through learning to control our subtle energies, we also learn to control the mind. Subtle Energy Vinyasa encourages an “inner listening” that helps transform students’ bodies to be stronger and more flexible and also aid in removing mental and emotional “clutter” for a more balanced and healthy energy flow. The most noticeable difference from other vinyasa classes will be that the flow or sequence of the asana will be practiced at a slightly slower pace in order to become sensitive to our subtle energies. These subtle energies are known as Prana, or vital life force, and Agni, our digestive and psychic fire. Our goal in each practice is to become more and more sensitive to Prana, cultivate Agni and then ultimately control them. The classes incorporate pranayama and meditation practices that encourage students to find clarity of mind and a peaceful contentment. One will leave a Subtle Energy Vinyasa class with a tranquil mind, knowing they have balanced vital life force.
Yoga Community, 577 Fifth Street West, Sonoma
Tuesday/Thursday mornings, 9-10:30 a.m.; level 1/2
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00 p.m.; level 1/2
Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30; Gentle Yoga and Meditation, appropriate for all levels