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.
Spring – Equanimity – Samastitihi
“You should not be practicing to have a ‘good’ practice, but instead to keep steadiness within yourself. Practice happily regardless of whether it is ‘good’ or not. Sometimes some postures will not be possible, but when you accept the good and the bad and everything becomes equal for you, that is yoga.” – R. Sharath Jois
There is something so beautiful about the stillness of Samastitihi, which means ‘equal standing’ and is the same as Tadasana. Tadasana (mountain) invokes Samastitihi, which means coming to attention in balanced stillness. To be able to stand still, with awareness and attention; both looking out and seeing in at the same time, is truly amazing. We are often ‘on the run’, so to speak, and this pose can bring us home to ourselves.
I love standing in Samastitihi at the beginning of a practice and returning to it, over and over again. It becomes a marker for me to notice the inevitable shifts of existence while remaining recognizably, me.
We will practice this month allowing the truth of ourselves to be simply present; to be observant and patient with whatever arises. Check our schedule!