Gayatri Yoga Course with Lisa Booth
This winter, "en-lighten" your body, mind and spirit with the Gayatri Yoga practice. This seven week course will combine mantric sound, asana, mudradfs, and meditation with the effects of a deep and profound prayer. Practiced together or separately, the elements of this course will be with you for a lifetime.
In this seven week course you will progressively deepen your knowledge of the following practices:
- The Gayatri Mantra; its meter and its meaning. The Gayatri Mantra, a famous verse from the Rig Veda, is considered a universal mystic formula. When chanted with sincerity, it can improve thinking and judgment, give better control over anxieties and emotions, cultivate determination and self-esteem, inner peace and prosperity. It's beautiful rhythmic pattern, soothing ancient sound and powerful intent make the Gayatri Mantra a magnificent part of daily life.
- Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation, is a series of postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Surya namaskar is a way of acknowledging the Divine via its largest and most visible manifestation - the sun. It is considered the mother of all yoga postures and the foundation of any hatha yoga practice.
- Mudras, the science of hand and finger postures, help balance the five elements in the body. Every word in the Gayatri Mantra has a corresponding mudra. When practiced together, a simple yet powerful practice emerges.
- Japamala meditation, is the practice of chanting a mantra while fingering a mala made of 108 beads. Japamala has been used as a meditative aid by practitioners from many disciplines for thousands of years and is a form of Bhakti Yoga.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner of yoga, this course will provide the tools necessary to build a practice of devotion to the light within. "Let us meditate on the light of the sun (which represents God), and may our thoughts be inspired by that divine light."
Empowered by the inspiring words of Swami Vishnudevananda, "Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way"...