Class Descriptions

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
2020 CLASSES

No class October 12, 2020

Sat Nam!

We will continue with our Zoom classes for the month of September/October. You can sign up for one time classes for $18 or sign up for a 5 class series for $80 and get the video to watch again or whenever you choose if you can't make the class. The next series will continue on  Monday nights at 7:00 from Sept. 14 through October 12. I am hoping to get a UV filter on our HVAC to do some in person classes in October. A few people have let me know they would be interested. Let me know if you are. If there are just a few, I will try a hybrid class with Zoom and in person for one night and see how it goes.

I just looked back at this email that I sent last year and it is great commentary describing the September series focus.

We will soon experience a taste of Fall after a very warm summer. As the leaves begin to fall, drier weather becomes more the norm. We may experience an aggravation of what the science of Ayurveda calls Vata. Vata is the element of air and ether and is the mental aspect of our self. It gives us mobility of mind and body. Any change in season upsets Vata and the coming cool weather and darkness will continue to aggravate Vata. If you begin to feel fearful, overwhelmed, anxious, have insomnia or dry skin, gas, are constipated or feel cold, it will be helpful to balance Vata. We often find ourselves establishing new routines as the new school year starts. This is essential to calming the mind, and creating order. Daily pranayam (breathing exercises), yoga and meditation is a wonderful way to start our day. In terms of diet, eating warm, moist, oily foods is also helpful.

We can also look at the change of season from the Chinese 5 elements. The earth element rules the stomach and spleen. We are in a transition from summer to fall and it is helpful to change our diets to accommodate the change. During the summer, nature provides juicy, watery foods to cool the heat. During fall, nature provides fruits such as apples, pears, figs, grapes, pomegranates and persimmons to cleanse and nurture our digestive tracts. Foods are harvested that can give us sustenance throughout the winter through grains, legumes, fall vegetables, seaweeds, nuts and seeds. Our diets can start to be warmer and heavier, preparing us for the colder, darker months. During the fall, we want to keep our intestines and lungs strong. Healthy intestines will encourage healthy respiratory tracts and reduce seasonal colds and flus.

Our yoga for the month of September will emphasize the "apana", or eliminating element. Stronger  elimination or apana, means stronger prana, giving us more energy. As we analyze our patterns to create our new routine or order, we experience the Virgo part of ourselves, which is about separating what we need from what we don't and getting rid of it. In this 9th month of the year, we will emphasize the Subtle Body. This is the yogic body that allows us to experience mastery in life instead of being confused by it's mysteries thus letting go of what we don't need.

Love, peace and blessings,

Mukta

** Stay at Home Classes: We are offering our regular Monday night classes online **

Same time, via Zoom. You can watch via video feed or call in and listen.

Monday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT

No class October 12, 2020

Classes are $18 per class or $80 for a 5-week pass. You can pay with Venmo (@Mukta-yoga). Or you can write a check to "GRD" and send it to: GRD Clinic, 1845 Peeler Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338. If you already have credits from previous classes, we can apply them to these video classes as well.

After you have paid, please register in advance for these online classes here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We realize some of you are out of work and are having trouble with your finances right now. It is important to pay something because there is a cosmic law about the importance of the exchange of energy when teaching and taking classes. If you can pay the full amount, please do. If not, please make a contribution that you're comfortable with.

Register in advance for these classes:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-GurDkuE9OPkfsZjk-inf4r91AKP6QL 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a dynamic form of yoga that combines breath, movement, meditation, rhythmic sound, and deep relaxation. It is practical for the average person because it works to release tension and energize in a short period of time, regardless of the degree of flexibility or experience.

These classes are taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the West 50 years ago, in 1969. This yoga is taught in specific sequences of exercises (kriyas) that create optimum health by strengthening the immune system, balancing the glands, and creating a heightened level of awareness.