Savor the energy of samana (balanced energetic effect), using twists, core work, and samavritti (even exhalation and inhalation) to create balance for the body and mind. Samana creates calmness and alertness, making this a great practice to do before meditation. Concludes with a deep relaxation and nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril breathing).
ABOUT Karina Mirsky Karina Mirsky is a certified ParaYoga teacher and the director of Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds a master’s degree in East/West Psychology and is an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at Antioch University Midwest. Karina draws on her experience as a performance artist, massage therapist, and cancer survivor to convey yoga as a therapeutic science and catalyst for personal transformation. In the March 2008 issue of Yoga Journal, she was featured as one of 21 teachers under the age of 40 shaping the future of yoga in America. Karina hosts teacher trainings and conducts private practice at Sangha Yoga, leads seminars in the USA and Canada, and holds annual retreats in Costa Rica.
This practice offers a calming energetic effect (langhana), helping the mind and body to experience a deeper stillness. READ MORE