Friday, September 3, 2010

Vinyasa Krama Class

Just got through leading my first Vinyasa Krama yoga class.  I hope it was as fun for the people in the class as it was for me!  I emphasized mindfulness of breathing throughout the class as a preparation for meditation.  The class meditated after 1 1/2 hours of asanas and 15 minutes of pranayama.  The room was almost completely still and was very quiet during the 15 minute meditation period.

 It's great how yoga reduces restlessness and how pranayama prevents drowsiness at 8:30 at night! The perfect complements to Chan meditation!

Several people came over and told me they really enjoyed it.  While I've taught meditation for a few years, this is the first time I taught it integrated with yoga asanas.  Great fun!

More information at Bodhisattva Path Buddhist Meditation Fellowship or at Sacramento True Yoga.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Yoga at University Falls - Sunday August 29th, 2010

My son demonstrating his trikonasana
Here's a great hike not far from Auburn.  You pass through Cool, California (what a great name, but there's not much of a town there) and then through Georgetown.
My son helping with a posture

For directions, check out the University Falls event posting for August 29th, 2010 on the Sacramento Trail Mix site.

The trail is all down hill to the falls.   You follow a fire road and then head down a dusty, fairly steep trail for the last quarter mile.

Their are several levels to the falls and you can hike down to the lower level for a great area to relax, have lunch or even do a bit of yoga.  The area is so conducive to practicing yoga, my son spontaneously decided to practice his table pose and help a yoga-buddy into a posture.

Son practicing his Table posture

For more pictures, see my Picasa album.