About Our Classes Yoga Path Omaha Ne
“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature which is unbounded Consciousness.”
Patanjali’s Sutras I, 2-3
Yoga is an ancient practice, exploring universal truths that are still relevant today. Yoga dates back 4,000 years to a time when the practice was handed down from teacher to student, over generations. At the Yoga Path we try to honor this tradition, in an atmosphere that is simple, quiet, and conducive to learning. Any person, in any circumstance or condition, can practice yoga. Learning is not restricted by physical capability, composition, age, or stress level. All that is required is a willingness to learn and a commitment to walk through the door.
Many styles of Hatha or classical yoga have developed from a variety of remarkable teachers. At The Yoga Path we respect them all, but our hatha instruction is based on that of B.K.S. Iyengar. Internationally respected for its sophisticated understanding of physical movement, the Iyengar style helps students combine strength, flexibility, and endurance through precise attention to the body and the breath. The method is safe, orderly, and progressive, and the postures are adaptable to meet the needs of each student. [Rope Wall]
We keep classes small to allow students to receive individual attention during instruction of asanas and mediation. A typical class consists of poses, mediation, relaxation, and closes with tea and reflection. Classes are organized into sessions, intended to support student’s practice by adding a regular and familiar structure. This schedule enables a continuity of instruction from week to week and fosters a strong community among students. For those unable to attend the same class week after week we do offer a class pass as an alternative.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the philosophical underpinning of our teaching. The sutras express general truths that guide our spiritual growth and responsibility. Philosophy along with meditation adds a deep holistic strength the physical practice.
The meditation taught is based in Vipassana, which means, “to see things as they really are”. One of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation it was rediscovered and taught by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago as the universal way to liberation.
Students at the Yoga Path are instructed in Vipassana technique that focuses on the interconnection between mind and body to help dissolve mental impurity and reach a balanced mind full of love and compassion. For more information on this Vipassana Mediation visit: http://www.dhamma.org/en/vipassana.shtml
Blog: Stories about the tradition of this school can be found at http://omyogapath.wordpress.com/