Anusara Yoga

The Philosophy of Yoga based on alignment and an open heart. The Hatha yoga I teach is an integrated approach to hatha yoga in which the human spirit blends with the precise science of biomechanics. It is a new system of hatha yoga that canbe both spiritually inspiring and yet grounded in a deep knowledge of outer and inner body alignment. It can be therapeutically effective and physically transformative. The central philosophy of this yoga is that each person is equally divine in every part of his or her body, mind, and spirit. Each student’s various abilities and limitations are respected and honored. Here are three key areas of practice:

  • Attitude: The practitioner balances an opening to grace with an aspiration for awakening to his or her true nature.
  • Alignment: Each pose is performed with an integrated awareness of all the different parts of the body.
  • Action: Each pose is performed as an artistic expression of the heart in which muscular stability is balanced with an expansive inner freedom.

In each class, we will do a variety of Asanas (poses) that together have the following benefits:

  • Relaxes the body through gentle movements and conscious breathing.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Develops consciousness between body, mind and spirit.
  • Sharpens concentration.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Relieves chronic pain.
  • Brings balance in our lives.
  • Improves performance in sports (golf, tennis, running, cycling) by increasing balance, strength and flexibility.The Philosophy of Yoga based on alignment and an open heart. The Hatha yoga I teach is an integrated approach to hatha yoga in which the human spirit blends with the precise science of biomechanics. It is a new system of hatha yoga that can be both spiritually inspiring and yet grounded in a deep knowledge of outer and inner body alignment. It can be therapeutically effective and physically transformative. The central philosophy of this yoga is that each person is equally divine in every part of his or her body, mind, and spirit. Each student’s various abilities and limitations are respected and honored. Here are three key areas of practice: