Archery gives yogis a great metaphor for skill, strength, and alignment. In the Mundaka Upanishad, it’s stated that “om,” or our mantra, acts as a bow, creating the required building of energy and steadiness for the arrow (our individual soul) to reach the target (the universal soul). If we aim precisely, it is written, we, too, can merge with our target, just like the arrow. So join in this archery-inspired, hip-opening practice designed to help you build the focus and stamina to meet your goals!
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Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International. She's been teaching yoga since 2005 and has completed the Himalayan Institute's 500-hour teacher training along with numerous 200-hour teacher trainings, including those in the styles of Alignment-Based Vinyasa, Alignment-Based Hatha, and Anusara Yoga. She also completed prenatal teacher training with Sue Elkind and doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. Kat especially enjoys geeking-out on anatomy, philosophy,... Read more>>