Surya Namaskar With Joey Paz
Solar ritual is a spiritual practice common to the majority of human cultures throughout history and is perhaps the most ancient aspect of the yoga we are practicing today. In this workshop, we will discuss the history & mythology of the Sun Salutation followed by a light asana practice, and learn the powerful Surya Namaskara Mantra, including the 12 names of the Sun, in a call-and-response method.
Modern neuro-scientific research corroborates with ancient yogic assertion that the vibrations and intonation of the Sanskrit language (when chanted properly) have a tangibly positive effect on brain chemistry and consciousness.
All participants will receive a handout of the mantra with an English translation, as well as a Sanskrit pronunciation guide for continued study. Chanting this mantra before or after asana/pranayama remarkably amplifies the effect of your yoga practice.
Friday, June 21 (Summer Solstice)