Yoga For The People
Current yoga classes: Woodfin Asheville NC YMCA. (gentle yoga currently, I am hoping to start yin series soon) I also am subbing around town at the YMCA branches. Schedules - Woodfin YMCA | YMCA Western North Carolina (ymcawnc.org)1-1 yoga training is available with me at the Woodfin, as well as lunch and learn / workshops! I hope to bring Thai yoga therapy soon to Woodfin with interest. namaskar, Anwen
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga primarily concerned with mastery of the body, and it is arguably the tradition most familiar to Western culture. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ha, meaning "sun," and tha, meaning "moon," leading to the common interpretation that Hatha practices are designed to unite and balance these two energies. The forms of Hatha Yoga practiced through Rosa Albus are: Classical Hatha & Vinyasa Krama, Ashtanga vinyasa, Yin yoga, and Vedic Thai Yoga. Yes that term made known by westerners, Thai Massage, is rooted in the Tree of Yoga traditionally. Thai yoga therapy is rooted within Tibetan, Chinese, and East Indian yoga everyone. Marma Chikitsa has roots within Indian Martial Arts!
What is Marma Chikitsa?
Marma Chikitsa is a non-medicinal health intervention that uses natural energy and self-healing powers to re-energize the body and its systems. Marma Chikitsa is an effective way to treat many illnesses without the use of medications and can provide fast pain relief. This practice originates from Kalaripayattu, the oldest form of martial arts that comes from South India, and is similar to the Meridian system and is one of the roots of acupuncture in Chinese medicine. Marma & Ayurveda Marma points create pathways that connect all layers of the body, gross and subtle, through the nervous system.
"Now, the classical idea of the Thai Ruesi Hermit is that of an ascetic who lives in caves or in the forest and spent his (or her) life practicing meditation in seclusion. It’s from these ancient hermits where the term and practice Rue-Si Dat Ton emerged, meaning “the ascetic who stretches himself.” Ruesi Dat Ton Statues at Wat Pho | History and Pictures (traditionalbodywork.com)
Yoga assists and supports the body and relaxes the mind to realize we are more than just this vehicle. We all have a life to live, and our body/mind/heart needs to stay in balance so we can do our work. All is interconnected from the mycelium and plants to the microbiome in our body being at one with the earth, to the universe.
Whether it be stress, physical tension and pain, injury, growing yoga practice, burn out, chronic fatigue, disease or sugery prevention; the yogic methods taught through Rosa Albus help address your concerns. Yoga enhances one's quality of living and opens dormant faculties.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to join’, or ‘to unite’. This union is between the individual consciousness and universal consciousness.
Lotus Anwen Wachiwi (satya, yogic given name through Guru Paramahamsa Prajnanandaji) a long-time Yoga practitioner. emphasizing tailored diverse yoga studies, ayurveda, mindfulness, diet, lifestyle, reconnection to the Earth and the Universe, and vitalist-driven herbology to achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance.