Class Description


 

The 1/2 Primary Series is a  minute Astanga class.  Astanga is the Eight Limbs of Yoga ... Postures (asanas) are linked together by flowing movement (vinyasa). The joining of the vinyasa with the gaze (drsti), the breath (pranayama) and the energy “locks” (bandha) is a powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. This practice cleanses, stretches and strengthens the body as well as focuses and calms the mind. 
"What is sadhana? It’s a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best."

~Yogi Bhajan

Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It is the foundation of all spiritual endeavor. Sadhana is your personal, individual spiritual effort. It is the main tool you use to work on yourself to achieve the purpose of life. It can be done alone or in a group. Sadhana is whatever you do consistently to clear your own consciousness so you can relate to the infinity within you. Before you face the world each day, do yourself a favor and tune up your nervous system and attune yourself to your highest inner self. To cover all your bases, it will include exercise, meditation, and prayer.

During what are called the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. If you absolutely cannot get up early in the morning to do sadhana, then do it some other time! Doing sadhana at any time of the day or night will benefit you. (Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur)

Develop a regular sadhana and you take control of your life. Develop a deep sadhana and you open the doors of experience. Commit to meet your higher Self each morning and your decisions and your life become original; your life will bear the signature of your soul; your radiance will express the meaningful intimacy of the Infinite in each moment. Immerse yourself in the joy of victory that comes from starting each day with a powerful sadhana and every challenge becomes opportunity. (Sadhana Guidelines)

 

Excerpt from 3HO.org

 
Community Class by Donation of Class Pass!
 
If you have wanted to try Kundalini Yoga but feel a bit intimidated, are new to the practice and wish to get more "instruction", or just need a refresher, this is the perfect class to set the foundations: Chanting (mantra), breathing (pranayama), hand locks (mudras), exercise sets (kriyas), and meditations.
 
Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, concentrates on balancing your energy centers, opening your heart chakra, while building strength and releasing the energy located at the base of your spine. It takes you on a journey to the YOU inside of you! 
 
"There is nothing outside of you, it is all within." Yogi Bhajan
 
All of us are in some form of recovery, most of us have some form of addiction. Whether you have struggled with substance abuse, or over eating, Kundalini Yoga can turn your Self-demoting habits and tendencies into Self Promoting habits. Be a part of a caring community that will help uplift and support you in your journey of recovery. Stay for Yogi Tea after!
 
Donation or Class Pass Accepted!
Join Amarjot Kaur (Ronee) for a gentle, yet deep, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation experience, complete with a 30 minute Sound Journey relaxation.
 
Gentle movement, mantra, and meditation to deeply restore the balance to the mind, body and spirit through ancient yogic technology of Kundalini Yoga. Relax and renew through the sound vibrations of crystal singing bowls, gongs, and chimes as the sound-current activates, clears, and heals at the cellular, emotion, energetic, and spiritual level! 
  
This class is appropriate for all levels!
 
... a magnificent experience for all. All class fees collected are donated to The Seva Project, a scholarship fund to support the wellbeing our community. 
If you have never done yoga, are new to the practice, or an experienced yogi, this all level 60 minute therapeutic gentle, meditative, yoga class focuses on the basic elements of posture, alignment, verbiage, and includes breath-work, and crystal sonic sound vibrations. See you on the mat! 
Yoga is a spiritual practice yoking the body, the mind, and the spirit. Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, delivers you to YOU by clearing and balancing the chakras while building strength and releasing the energy located at the base of your spine. In this class you will focus on breath (pranayama), physical movement (asana), chanting (mantra) and meditation.
 
Kundalini yoga is the pathway to a happy and healthy life through balancing the blood and brain chemistry, and creating a flow of feel-good hormones in the body. Meditation brings us to state of peace by connecting to the divine within. Ancient technologies for modern times!  
Experience Restorative yoga through breath awareness, gentle movements to relax muscles, and supported poses. All poses can be supported by props with modifications as needed. This practice will encourage the body into deep relaxation and total comfort in order to release tension, cultivate awareness of one's own inner stillness and peace, and elicit your own body's intelligence to aid in the healing process. All levels welcome.
Select Sundays from 1:30-2:45

This special new class at Anahata is quickly growing into a twice-a-month spectacular -  a step beyond the usual "gong bath" into a true immersion in healing sounds that bring the full elevating power of Infinity to each participant.


Playing six magnificent gongs that bring a wide range of Divine Music to de-stress, cleanse and uplift you, the husband-wife team of Sangeet and Hari Nam is creating sound healing in ever new, rich and exciting ways. Included at each session are individual tonal patterns created for and delivered to each person in the room.


With every one of these deep gong meditations at Anahata Sangeet and Hari Nam are building a sensory immersion that will carry you for days, brightening your world and enriching your experience of your blessed nature. This is a true treasure, offered with such devotion and heart! Come alive with the music of the spheres.

Relax, heal, and renew while laying out in the 60 minute meditative sound healing experience. This class incorporates pranayama (breath), chanting, Crystal Singing Bowls, Gong, and various other sound healing vibrations. Allow the sound current to heal you physically, emotionally, and spiritually as you tune and balance at the cellular level!  
The Sunday Connection is an added offering for the Scottsdale community to practice Kundalini yoga and meditation, elevate themselves, and celebrate the beauty and wonder of being alive. This weekly class will meet for 90 minutes from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Each week we deliver yogic technology focused on various spiritual truths, and leads the class up to a state of self-awareness and joy through the ancient science of self-initiation, through the practice of yoga. These classes are for everyone, first time students as well as seasoned practitioners. Join us for an uplifting experience that will set your upcoming week. You have the birthright to be happy!  
 
Come and claim it with us at the Scottsdale Sunday Connection.
 
Celebrate, Relate, and Elevate
A fun and invigorating yoga class, based on linking movement with breath. An energizing flow infused with sun salutations, standing postures and some of the more basic arm balances, inversions and backbends. The teachers keep these classes lively with music and new and interesting postures; no two classes are the same! All stages of the posture are explained so that all levels feel welcome. 
Participants will learn basic yoga poses with props through this slow but steady practice.This class is alignment based and is Rasoul's own style for all students to enjoy a safe and healing practice of classic yoga based on his years of teaching and his DVDs and yoga TV program! 
Enjoy gentle breath work, body awareness, guided visualizations and powerful intention-setting all while hovering in the sweet space just above sleep. Heal yourself from the inside out, leaving refreshed and rejuvenated complete with the high-vibrational healing sounds of the alchemy and quartz crystal singing bowls.