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.
Bound and Boundless
This month we’ll play! Our beautiful Hudson Valley is lush at this time, calling us outdoors to enjoy the mountains, lakes, trees and flowers. All that was so seemingly barren in winter has blossomed and stands before us for our delight.
We, too, are like the seasons; we go internal, to greater depths (and darkness) and then we unfold and open like a flower, soft and bright. This leads me to think of binding and unbinding. In yoga, the granthis are the psychological knots that keep our energy from flowing smoothly. Our yoga practice can give us the tools to untie those knots; asana, meditation, pranayama, intentions, yama, chanting and mantra.
Baddha means bound and there are many poses that are deepened by a binding action, usually by wrapping an arm around a leg. This month we’ll play with these poses and also practice the bandhas that can work to unbind us.
3 Bandhas (means lock, seal, or bind)
Uddiyana: Flying up
Bound Asanas (a few!)
Baddha Konasana (bound angle)
Ardha Baddha Padma Pacimottanasana (½ bound lotus sitting forward bend)
Baddha Padmasana (bound lotus)
Baddha Parsvakonasana (bound side angle)
Baddha Trikonasana (bound triangle)
Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (½ bound lotus standing forward bend)
Check our schedule to get started.