Trataka is an ancient practice.
Trataka literally means “fixing one’s gaze.” This technique involves gazing into the brightest portion of a candle’s light for extended periods of time. This practice helps activate the tear glands and promotes internal and external focus.
Pranayama involves exercises to expand and lengthen the dimensions of your breath. Mastery of breath facilitates maximization of pranic flow and prana awareness. Included in the training are: abdominal breathing, thoracic breathing, clavicular breathing, and full yogic breathing.
Literally means to “shine the brain.” It is a kriya (a cleansing practice). The abdominal region serves as a bellows and involves forceful exhalation and passive inhalation, which is the reverse of our normal day-to-day breathing. This practice helps stimulate the brain, rid staleness from the system, and stimulate the sinuses. Kapalabhati should be avoided by those who have inner ear problems or glaucoma.
A bandha is a “lock.” This contracting of targeted areas of the body directs and excites the flow of prana and strengthens deep tissues. Bandhas should be avoided by those who suffer from stomach ulcers (any problems with the internal organs), high blood pressure, GERD, heart disease, or glaucoma.
Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
Jala Netis involves the use of a neti pot and saline water to cleanse the sinuses. Sutra Neti (as seen above) involves the use of a rubber or silicon catheter that is inserted into the nostril and out through the mouth to create a mild friction to stimulate the sinuses.
An asana is a yoga posture. I teach basic, intermediate, and advanced postures. Asanas, when properly executed, allow prana to surge through the system.
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations involves a series of asanas that are accompanied with a correspondent inhalation, exhalation, or retention. There are many variations of surya namaskar. The version I teach is simple, safe, and robust. This is usually the first step for a new student to master, to complete 12 rounds of surya namaskar within 18 to 22 minutes.
We also perform surya namaskar with an accompanying series of mantras. Our mantra board is displayed above.
Yoga demonstrations for both small and large crowds
My demos and feats of strength show the power of lengthening, activation, and focus as well as the power of prana.
I can conduct a workshop, approximately an hour and half, on the topic of “The Path to Self-ownership,” which incorporates real-world strategies for self-liberation.
Both guided and unguided meditation techniques.
Able to provide lectures concerning a working knowledge of the Yoga Sutras.
I also teach fitness classes that are rooted in the foundations of Classical Hatha Yoga. Aspects of the workout have also been inspired by Indian calisthenics, US Navy PT, and Muay Thai. I call this amalgamation: Yoga-stenixs. Expect a challenging, low-impact workout that can last up to an hour and a half.