If your Yoga practice focuses primarily on posture, this is an excellent transition to begin exploring meditation through the body. A journey of myoskeletal alignment, this form of Yoga understands that through this alignment of the body, we shall also find the alignment of the mind.
Raja is a Yin inspired practice conducted in a heated room. An ALL levels class, it is also physically and mentally challenging. Consider it a transition between Flow and KriYin Yoga. A heated Flow class focuses on engaging muscle and connecting movement with breath. KriYin focuses on breath to disengage muscle and transition the practitioner into deep states of meditation. Raja Yoga is in-between these two styles of classes.
Raja is posture based with an exploration of meditation. The postures are challenging even for experienced yogis and yet accessible to ALL levels. Transition from one posture to another is intuitive. The sequencing is very efficient and unnecessary movements are limited so that the mind can focus on breath and alignment. Different than a traditional Yin class, Raja postures initially require more muscle activation to initially enter into the poses. Then the practitioner works with breath to find their level of relaxation and calmness of mind.
- to relax in classic and challenging postures
- the Yoga Sutras
- how the mind, body and nervous systems work
- enjoy a delicious Savasana at the end