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.
Heart Openers: Awareness and Action
The actions we take right now determine the future; our shared future. We all live under the same sun, breathe the same air, and drink the same water. Our individual actions contribute to the wellbeing of the planet.
It is pretty mind-blowing to contemplate the nature of our interdependence, and how intricately connected we are. The fact that things work at all seems like a miracle to me. To be politically active, to be spiritually aware, means to think about the welfare of others and consider deeply what is best for the whole.
This month, our asana practice will focus on poses that extend and open the chest muscles, increasing circulation to the heart and lungs. These poses ease breathing, reduce stress, release tension held in the tissues, and improve posture. With this awareness in the body, it becomes possible to open our hearts and to act from a place of balance, compassion, and love.
It’s risky business, this art of love – to be able to hold the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows in our hearts. The path to joy is no small feat. We could choose to shut down and abandon the whole idea, but where does that lead? Don’t give up, yogis. Dare to care. Speak from your hearts. Take action from a place of LOVE; a place we all possess.
Happy New Year!