Yoga

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Hatha Yoga Schedule

Time: Every Friday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • 12/01/17    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 12/08/17    136 Hoagland Hall
  • 12/15/17    136 Hoagland Hall
  • 01/05/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 01/12/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 01/19/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 01/26/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 02/02/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 02/09/18    5 Lower Freeborn
  • 02/06/18    5 Lower Freeborn

Instruction includes 12 basic asanas (postures), a variety of pranayama (breath) exercises, relaxation, and meditation.

Instructor:
Didar Khalsa

Prior to Attending:

  1. Complete the following form:
  2. Send completed form to:
    • Staff Development & Professional Services
      Heitman Staff Learning Center
      Fax: (530) 752-4744
  3. The Instructor will contact you if space is available in the class
  4. The Instructor only accepts new participants on the 1st Friday of each month

Clothing/Food:

For each class wear loose fitting clothing, bring an exercise mat. Do not eat for at least two hours before the class.

About the Instructor and the Type of Yoga She Teaches:

Didar Khalsa (dkhalsa@ucdavis.edu) completed an intensive teacher training program with 3HO Foundation in 1976 and has taught and trained with several instructors in a variety of disciplines throughout the years. For more detailed information about yoga check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatha_Yoga.

Following is a quote from the Sivananda OM Page to stimulate your interest:

"There are numerous modern physical culture systems designed to develop the muscles through mechanical movements and exercises. As Yoga regards the body as a vehicle for the soul on its journey towards perfection, Yogic physical exercises are designed to develop not only the body. They also broaden the mental faculties and the spiritual capacities.

The Yogic physical exercises are called Asanas, a term which means steady pose. This is because the Yoga Asana (or posture) is meant to be held for some time. However this is quite an advanced practice. Initially, our concern is simply to increase body flexibility.

The body is as young as it is flexible. Yoga exercises focus on the health of the spine, its strength and flexibility. The spinal column houses the all-important nervous system, the telegraphic system of the body. By maintaining the spine's flexibility and strength through exercise, circulation is increased and the nerves are ensured their supply of nutrients and oxygen.

The Asanas also affect the internal organs and the endocrine system (glands and hormones).

Traditionally, Yogis practice Surya Namaskar, the sun salutation, before the Asanas...

- From the Sivananda OM Page on the internet http://www.sivananda.org