Three Ways Yoga Sparks Your Inner Fire
Are you ready to feel passionate about your life, right now? If you’ve been feeling lethargic or in a rut, here are three ways yoga helps you stoke your inner fire.
1. Improve Your Digestion: Yoga and pranayama techniques can literally stimulate your internal organs, which helps your digestive system operate at ideal capacity. In the Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar says in order to operate at our optimum levels we need to burn up “the rubbish.” When we focus on working our solar plexus or core, it helps us to digest, assimilate, and eliminate our food efficiently so we feel energized. When our gut is healthy, our prana or life force energy flows freely.
2. Boost Your Mood: A high-energy yoga practice releases endorphins, which are the “feel-good” hormones that give you a natural buzz. Strong, fiery classes help you let go of your worries, at least for a while. If you’re truly engaged and linking your breath to your movements, you find that flow state where your mind quiets and your worries fade. You won’t have the time or energy to think about anything else on the mat. Vigorous movement is great for your mood!
3. Build Your Confidence: Yoga can help by stoking the fire in your belly or “tapas” with dynamic classes that boost your healthy ego. Your self-confidence and identity is housed in the Manipura or navel chakra. Sometimes we fall into patterns of questioning ourselves and settling into a pattern of insecurity. Asanas like Parivrtta Trikonasana (Twisting Triangle) or Navasana (Boat Pose) don’t just strengthen and lengthen your spine, they empower your sense of self.
This week's classes are powerful practices that energize you and leave you feeling fired up and ready to conquer the world. If you've been bogged down, feeling dull, or uninspired, this week's classes will reconnect you with your inner flame.
Devotion Intensive IV: Smoking Camels - Mark Morford (New!)
Empower Yourself Vinyasa - Claire Petretti Marti (New!)
Element Yoga: Fire - Denelle Numis (New!)
Energy Flow - Tyrone Beverly (New!)
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