Time To Get Your Mind Right
Understanding the power of thought is everything.
So let's exercise a different set of muscles today.
This is a yoga practice for your mind.
Do your thoughts create your reality? Today's session will explore that concept.
You might think that you know the power of your mind, but do you practice the harnessing of that power for your own good?
Today you'll have a hands free practice. This will balance out the work you have been doing with your body.
This practice will make you feel good.
It will also surely help you re-focus, re-group and ground.
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Here is today's yoga type.
This chain of hot yoga studios was founded in Denver in 2002 and is rapidly expanding throughout the United States.
Expect consistent instruction in an upscale gym-like setting. A membership is good at any of their studios nationwide
As it turns out, level 1 CPY classes are not heated. Though intended as an introduction, the class I took was plenty challenging, even at room temperature. Level 1 classes follow a set series, which includes standing poses, balancing, and plenty of vinyasas. Although core work was included, it played no larger role than in most flow classes I take these days.
My teacher was friendly, knowledgeable, and generous with her adjustments. She also offered students the chance to opt out of hands-on adjustments, so you're covered whichever your preference.
In level 2 classes, the room is heated and the teacher has more discretion in sequencing the poses. Expect to move right into a vigorous flow in which sun salutations lead to standing poses, arm balances, and inversions, before coming down to the mat for the inevitable core work. Again, I was surprised to discover that the core exercises were fairly typical of what I find in most vinyasa classes. Level 2 included more standing balances, which also work the core. Though the heat was hot, it was not unbearable. The teachers I encountered were comfortable using the Sanskrit names for poses and ending with a namaste, but other than that the classes were very much grounded in the physical practice, which is typical of power yoga.
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Want to awaken your inner self? That's the theme of the next yoga practice.