2hr Workshop Sequencing for the Seasons with Abbie Galvin
Thursday 2nd December 6:00am (Aus time via Zoom)
Nothing in yoga should be random. Learn to sequence in accordance with the Season that you're in.
The second principle of Taoism that we explore at Katonah Yoga is the universality of pattern found in nature, including the cycles of the sun, in the tidal rhythms of the ocean's waves, menstrual cycles and as Freud taught us, the unconscious compulsion to repeat behavior. Everything that is part of nature reflects a larger pattern. The body is no different.
From the subtle patterns like our sleep cycles and digestive cycles, to more obvious patterns like the seasons or aging, we are part of the natural world. Our job in yoga is to manipulate the patterns that don't serve us, and to cultivate and develop new ones that help us function better. And because the narrative of our lives is reflected in the body, changing physiology alters psychology. The third principle underlies the discipline of esoteric training: repetition of techniques. By virtue of repetition , one potentially develops insight.
Working on the mat becomes more than just doing poses. It becomes a place for us to address the patterns in our lives via the patterns in our bodies. We can change a pattern only by being conscious of it. And the insight comes through conscious repetition. To repeat a pose in yoga refining it each time, is to build new habits, so as to install refined and reflected techniques into our physical and psychological lives.
Hours bankable for 200hr Katonah Certification.