Slow, Still, and Deep: A Mindful, Restful Asana Practice with Swami Asokananda
Monday, February 18 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Most Hatha Yoga reflects a bias toward the “ha,” or heating solar energies, rather than the “tha,” or cooling lunar energies. The focus here will be on practicing asana in a way that will help you “chill out.” We will move slowly, remain for a longer time in a pose, listen to what the body is saying, and allow it to release more fully. Soft music will be played to lead the mind enjoyably into the present moment. The goal is to sink into a quiet state where we are content exactly where we are. Includes Yoga: Experienced Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced Students
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
Phil Goldberg, author of American Veda, interviews Swami Asokananda on spiritmatterstalk.com podcast. Listen on SoundCloud.
- Also with Swami Asokananda:
- New Year’s Eve at Integral Yoga: Celebrate with Sangha
- Explore the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology