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Sivananda – Sublime Trilogy & the Power of Three with Mayank

Sivananda – Sublime Trilogy & the Power of Three with Mayank
20th January, 11:00AM-1:00PM

Based on his deep understanding of human physiology and sublime yoga knowledge, Swami Sivananda, a trained medical doctor and one of the most prolific and significant spiritual leaders of our times, advocated that only three asanas are sufficient to keep a yoga practitioner in good health – Headstand, Shoulderstand and Seated Forward bend. (Sirsasana, Sarvangasana and Paschimottanasana).

There is good reason that the first two are known as the King and the Queen of Asanas respectively and the third could easily take the place of the trusted advisor, the Royal Court of Yoga!

This Special Class will explore the headstand cycle, the shoulderstand cycle and the seated forward bend cycle through physical practice initially. Each cycle will consist of 10-12 Asanas followed by a short rest in Shavasana.

We will then seek to understand the importance of each parent pose and related benefits, and subsequently dive into the mythology associated with the asanas which will help us grasp their true essence and inner working. A richer understanding will be gained of both the practical and esoteric dimensions of these supremely important asanas and how to weave them into their home practice.

An established practice is recommended as well as the ability to comfortably hold headstand and shoulderstand for 10 breaths each.

The Teacher

A corporate executive during the week, a philanthropy inclined yoga teacher over the weekend and a yoga ambassador round the clock, Mayank is the founder of Yogasmriti.

A certified teacher from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, his practice dates back in 1997 and he teaches since 2004, in various locations across UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka.

Mayank’s classes are inspired from a multitude of schools and forms with at the core is a Sivananda attitude and classical Hatha Yoga approach. His personal practice is founded on the principles of Abhyasa (persistent practice), Swadhyaya (self-study) and Karma (community service).

Mayank is fascinated by the taxonomy and etymology of the yoga asanas and is currently working on his book on yoga mythology – linking nomenclature with history.

Energy Exchange:

Non-Members: 150 AED
Members: 130 AED

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