Akhanda yoga is a holistic teaching approach. Akhanda means whole, full, infinite,
indivisible, or oneness. It emphasizes a balanced practice of Asana (postures),
Pranayama (breathwork), relaxation, mantra, meditation, and Kriya (purification).
Asana is the practice of yoga postures in a balanced sequence involving moving
the spine in all directions, and utilizes all stations such as sitting, crouching,
standing and laying down. Pranayama, or breathwork, helps regulate the breath
and emotions, preparing you for meditation, or helping you maintain steady
breathing during Asana. Mantra means the liberation of the mind. It helps calm the
mind and releases us from patterns we form mentally. Meditation is a deep state
of concentration, which slows the breath, heart rate, and brain activity which reduces
stress, improves anxiety, and aids in the treatment of depression.
During this 90 minute class, we will explore all the different ways to practice,
using Pranayama, and Asana first to prepare the body, Savasana to prepare
the mind, then moving into meditation and mantra. This beautiful practice incorporates
mind, body, and soul, and is intended to leave you feeling balanced, light, and relaxed yet energetic.
Sunday, February 16th,2020
2:30pm – 4:00pm
$20 + GST per person
with Alex Christman
Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot.