TriYoga Custom Practice This session offers a complete TriYoga practice that includes Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Philosophy from beginner to advanced levels. The session is customized to meet your individual needs, goals, and specific concerns. For the beginner, this session can ease the stress and intimidation that one may experience doing yoga for the first time.
You will gain clarity on the structure and format of the class and the beginning practices. For the experienced student, you would come to the private session for individual attention and fine-tuning as well as to take your practice to the next level if desired. Instruction on establishing a home practice will also be provided.
Yoga Therapy Yoga therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class. The Therapeutic Yoga session that I teach draws from TriYoga postures and flows, breathing exercises, meditation, guided imagery and yoga philosophy to improve mental and physical health.
The support that you will receive in a yoga therapy session can address issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, addiction, sleep disorders, eating disorders, weight issues, chronic pain and more. In addition, yoga therapy has been effectively used to treat back pain, heart conditions, asthma, chronic fatigue, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune disease and side effects of chemotherapy.
(Kashi has undertaken specialized training beyond that of a yoga teacher in accordance with the IAYT's (International Association of Yoga Therapist's) educational competencies for the training of yoga therapists. As an IAYT - Certified Yoga Therapist, I adhere to the professional ethics, guidelines, and codes relating to the practice of yoga therapy as defined by the IAYT and commit to not making false or inaccurate claims about yoga's therapeutic and healing capacities.)
Pranayama Pranayama practices are yogic breathing exercises that have the ability to quickly increase and balance our energy, reduce stress, improve our mental clarity, and improve our physical health. When our energy (prana) is depleted, this results in increased worry, fear, uncertainty, conflict, tension and other negative emotions. When the energy (prana) level is high and its flow is continuous, smooth and steady, then the mind is calm, positive and enthusiastic.
TriYoga offers a systematic approach to pranayama practices. The private session gives the opportunity to learn these practices in great detail with individualized attention. Simple yoga movements, concentration practices and meditation are also included in this session.
Meditation Following the teachings of TriYoga I offer a meditation practice called PranaVidya. PranaVidya which is translated as, Knowledge of the Life Force, includes the trinity of breathing practices, concentration, and meditation. The session typically starts with gentle yoga movements to release tensions in the body to prepare for sitting, and breathing practices to calm the nervous system and center the mind. Some discussion of current or underlying issues may occur. You will learn specific concentration techniques to gain inner and outer mental steadiness which unfolds into meditation and a state of being present.
Some of the benefits of meditation are: it increases immune function, decreases pain, allows one to better handle chronic pain, decreases inflammation at the cellular level, increases positive emotion, decreases depression, decreases stress and anxiety.
Suggestions, tips and tools will be provided for establishing a daily meditation practice. This session is for the beginning meditator to the experienced practitioner.