At Sadhana, we’re dedicated to all aspects of yoga
Bringing asana (postures), chanting, meditation, and breath awareness together offers a clear path for enhancing health, well-being, and spiritual growth. Sadhana Yoga Hudson shares the rich history, philosophy, and teachings of the yoga tradition to students and teachers alike.
Sadhana, from the Sanskrit, means conscious spiritual practice. Our teachings reflect a philosophy that views oneself from the inside out, rather than from the outside in, cultivating fearlessness, awe and delight in the world around us. We offer meditation for all levels of experience.
May: Taking the Seat
We use sun salutations and standing poses to strengthen our legs and backs in yoga practice. This month at Sadhana, we’ll focus more on seated poses, which also help to strengthen and increase flexibility and concentration. Seated poses tone the abdomen, massage the internal organs, and so can relieve lower back pain. They can be grounding and calming, preparing the legs and back (and the mind!) for seated meditation practice.
The asana practice is designed to remove the layers of protective covering, which can leave us feeling exposed and vulnerable. Yoga is a practice of self-inquiry and it takes time, patience, compassion and gentleness to be comfortable without our outer armor.
Taking the seat, as a student or as a teacher, offers the precious gift of self-discovery and self-care. It can open us to who we are, what we are capable of, how we see ourselves and how we might perceive we are seen. Holding safe space for ourselves can open up a way of looking into the nature of the human spirit. These insights often bring about change and healing. Certainly to have dedicated time to make sense of movement, to go deeper into a posture and feel the power of one’s breath, is at the very least, a much needed antidote to today’s hectic pace and overload of information.
Categories of seated poses include: twists, forward bends, abdominal strengtheners, meditation poses, foot stretches, backbends, and hip openers. Our standing poses, arm balances, and inversions will all serve to complement our seated poses this month. So come in, take a seat, and let’s get down to it!
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