Updated: Jan 22
I am so excited to kick off this new series
and share all the things I love about yoga with you!
One thing I always felt was missing from my practice is an understanding of why we do certain movements. It wasn't until I did my teacher training that my practice actually ‘clicked’. But the reality is yoga teacher training is not for everyone. Nor should you have to complete a teacher training in order to know and understand the why behind the poses. That's why I created the Yoga Asana Series!
Each week I will share the why behind a pose, variations of the pose & more!
So what is Asana? Asana is a sanskrit term which can be translated as “a steady, comfortable seat” and is often translated as “posture” or “pose”.
Yoga Asana is the third limb of the eight-limbed path as outlined by the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali.
Chapter 2, verse 46 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra says postures need to be both firm and alert and soft and relaxed. A balance of steadiness and ease (sthira-sukham asanam). A balance between strong and flexible.
I set out to create this platform as an educational tool. Yoga is more than a vinyasa flow in a heated space, it's more than a fancy pose or a pair of yoga leggings & it's time we start talking about and highlighting the why behind yoga. To start the conversation I am sharing the Why on Yoga Asana.
Each week we will focus on a different Yoga Asana.
Throughout the week we will:
🙏🏼Break down the history and benefits of the Asana
🤍Discover variations of the Asana and how to use them in your practice to practice both effort and ease to find balance in our Asana as outlined by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
🌿See the Asana in motion & hear verbal cues to get into the post
Some things to remember:
✨Everyone has a different body and therefore Yoga Asana will look different in every body
🧘🏼♀️There are physical limitations to Asanas and everyone's
physical limitations will be different
〰️Our emotional, mental and spiritual self impacts how we experience an Asana
👋🏼If you are unable to find a variation that fits you, ask your instructor or reach out to me
DON'T MISS OUT
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Follow along using the hashtag #YogaAsanaWithKylea and be sure to share your journey. I can't wait to hear what you think!
As a reminder: I am sharing information based off of my training and own research. I do not come from a yogic lineage and this information is shared through the lens of my understanding. I invite you to ask questions & get curious.