Small group classes for Post Graduate students. Refresh your practice , enhance your asana and pranayama, revise your prop use and teaching techniques, and afterwards discuss the practice, and any other issues coming up regarding teaching and/or practice!
(Suffolk Park address supplied on request).
$40 – In person
$25 – Live online or receive recorded practice.
Wednesday November 22nd, 8.30-11.45am AEDT.
Prana, Tejas, Ojas
We begin a new series, focusing on cultivating the three vital essences. Prana Tejas and Ojas are the essential and beneficial forms of Vata (air) Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water). Unlike the doshas, which can be factors in disease, the vital essences promote health, creativity and well-being, and provide the support for deeper yogic and meditation practices.
1. Ojas-Primal Vigour
Ojas is the subtle essence of water. It is our store of vital reserves, the basis for physical and mental endurance. It is responsible for nourishing and grounding the development of our higher faculties.
When ojas is depleted, we are left vulnerable to to the effects of grief, stress, illness, aging, and even premature death. In the ancient ayurvedic texts, it states that if our ojas is abundant, we can live happily for a hundred years.
When ojas is abundant, we are generous with our time and energy, are steady emotionally, and are resilient to stress. If things that are not so great happen, we can deal with it and move on, with the minimum of drama-and without prolonging the ‘pain’ of the event by worrying, or over-reacting.
We can build good ojas by having a clean and sattvic nutritious diet, avoiding stress and practicing grounding, calming, replenishing yoga and meditation, and by increasing our devotion (gratitude).