Dig deeper into yoga with this uplifting exploration of the subtle body.
Connecting with the subtle body can help us cultivate contentment and develop greater awareness and sensitivity, thus enhancing our yoga practice and our daily life. In this course, Sandra Anderson introduces you to the tantric concept of kanda—the primary source of the subtle body’s energy that evolves into “the lotus of the navel”—and guides you through kanda-focused classes so you can experience its balancing effects. Along the way, she encourages you to tailor the sequences for yourself, and if you’re a teacher, to adapt them for your students.
There are two short introductory talks—one on the creation story of kanda and the other on the role of kanda in yoga practice. These are followed by a hatha yoga sequence for kanda, a pranayama (breathwork) for kanda activation class, and a kanda meditation class. Sandra closes with two short talks—one on identifying how and when we become depleted in daily life, and the other on cultivating equanimity.
This course is appropriate for all levels and for both students and teachers.
Introduction to the Kanda
The Story of Brahma and Its Relevance to the Kanda
The Role of the Kanda in Yoga Sadhana
Hatha Yoga Sequence for the Kanda
Advanced Practice for Kanda Activation
Meditation for Kanda Instructions
Guided Meditation With Fire Visualization and Bija Mantra
Common "Energy Leaks"
Cultivating Happiness, Friendship, Compassion, and Equanimity
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