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, wellbeing, and spiritual growth. We offer 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.
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment:
Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Relaxation, Concentration, Equanimity
We all experience obstacles: in our lives, and certainly in our practice of yoga. You are not alone! This month we’ll work with a combination of teachings that can balance out these hindrances. When my teacher asked what one of these might be, someone was quick to reply: “Doubt.” Have you ever experienced this, or perhaps restlessness, sickness, worry, or dullness? If you haven’t, I’d like to meet you!
The seven factors of enlightenment are the antithesis to the hindrances and can be contemplated and employed during yoga and meditation practice. They include mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy or rapture, relaxation or tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. For example, if your mind feels sluggish or dull, you can use the power of investigation to create energy. Or if you are restless, you can use mindfulness to develop concentration on one point, like watching the breath, to lead you toward tranquility. Sound simple? It does, but of course this isn’t an easy undertaking! We will accompany our attempts with each of the four brahma viharas: friendliness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.
So, the lovely month of May will find us deep in practice with each other and ourselves. We will listen to stories and texts that support our delving into the heart of being fully alive. Please come and join us.
Check our schedule!