Prana Yoga class
The Dublin School of Yoga offers a weekly Saturday morning Prana Class in Prussia St at 7.15 am-9 am.
I called this class the Prana Class because in this class we raise the levels of prana in the body through multiple rounds of Sun salutations.
|~ Surya Namaskara (सूर्य नमस्कार) by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati (Sun Salutation) ~ Surya Namaskara, or salutation to the sun, is an important yogic practice which dates back to the ancient Vedic period when the sun was worshipped as a powerful symbol of spiritual consciousness. From its esoteric origins Surya Namaskara has developed into a practice of twelve postures which weave together to generate prana (subtle energy), aiming towards the purification and rejuvenation of the practitioner.
|Surya Namskara (सूर्य नमस्कार) by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati (Sun Salutation)
We begin the class with a set of 9 rounds to work on physical stress and stamina, this is followed by another set of 9 rounds, these 9 are performed to mantra, the teachers sits and chants the Beeja Mantras for the postures and the students go through the set while chanting mentally and moving, this brings a element of mental focus strengthening resolve. he students then perform another set with the eyes closed and chant the mantras mentally for themselves.
We consider Sun salutations with breath and mantra to be a complete practice in itself thus incorporating a body element and a mental part and including mantra.
You can expect to gain great physical strength enduring stamina and a strong focused mind from the practice.
The class is best if the student already knows the practice however it is easy to learn and people pick it up in no time. If I were a Yoga student this is the class I would go to.
Once the Sun Salutations are over we RELAX this is crucial to the morning and is crucial to storing the energy gained. We always sit in meditation at the end of class, this I call the icing on the cake.
For any Yoga student looking for a good class and who want to gain strength THIS IS THE CLASS.
|~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati ~ “Yoga is a very practical science. If it were only for renunciate it would be useless. The fact is that it is for each and every individual, because each and every individual needs to harness, develop and awaken the faculties of mind and nature.”