February at Kula we have been looking at one of the 8 limbs of yoga, Asana.
Asana translates to the physical poses of yoga. In the western world many believe that this is the main focus of yoga, being good at putting your body into different shapes that build strength and flexibility. While yoga does create these benefits for us, it can also do so much more.
Through the practice of the physical poses we are able to concentrate and steady our mind. We are taught to use our prana (breath) in order to enhance our experience of the physical poses and the transitions between them. Traditionally asanas were created to prepare the body to sit for longer periods of time in order to meditate for longer. Having a concentrated mind and a steady breath on the journey through the physical practice with us only enhances our experience of the poses, transitions and also the meditation that concludes our practice. I like to think of my physical practice as a moving meditation that is preparing not only my body but my mind breath and spirit for Savasana (corpse pose)
With this in mind we invite you to learn new and different ways to advance the physical side of yoga so that you can continue to evolve your practice and enjoy all of it’s benefits. We will look at advanced poses and sequencing that will give you some new ideas to build in as options for your regular yoga practise. Options being the key word, always listening to the breath and the body and therefore allowing your practise to become your own moving meditation.
 
Join Hadyn for the Advanced Asana Workshop on Feb 27, 2 – 4pm.
For bookings: www.kulayoga.com.au/workshops
 
About the instructor/author: Haydn has always had extremely active lifestyle. He comes from a background in gymnastics and spent 10 years as a professional dancer and acrobat touring all over the world. Haydn has always practiced yoga as a way to keep his body in tip top shape and injury free. Haydn completed his 200 hour Power Yoga Teacher training and is extremely honoured to be part of the team at Kula.
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Kula Yoga has a beautiful hot yoga studio on Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne. Kula offers ‘Hot Yoga’ classes for detoxification, dynamic poweryoga ‘Flow Yoga’ as well as a gentle ‘Light Yin Yoga’ option. Beginners through to advanced students are welcome to all classes. Kula also provides prenatal & postnatal yoga classes, and provides Melbourne workplaces with group corporate yoga programs to build employee health, fitness and wellbeing, and school yoga programs. Kula also runs an annual ‘Kula Cruise’ yoga retreat sailing from Bali to Lombok & the Gili Islands. Find out more on our website www.kulayoga.com.au.  Or follow us:
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