Circling Back to Your Sacred Center
Pranayama: This practice includes alternate nostril breathing designed to unblock trapped energy in the solar (pingala), lunar (ida), and sushumna (central) channels and backbends and twists, so we feel light and free.
Asanas: Come join us for this awesome yoga practice and explore ways to attain backbends and twists, so to develop:
Backbends (domes) and twists are essential to a well-balanced practice. Unfortunately most of us avoid these poses thinking they are beyond our capacity.
B.K.S. Iyengar recommends we practice backbends and twists 3 times a week to counteract daily habits of sitting, driving, and being on the computer – all of which puts our bodies in a constant state of flexion.
The key to keeping the postures safe for the lower back is to practice with awareness, alignment, and gentleness. We incorporate the yoga yama, ahimsa – (nonviolence = do no harm) so that we do not go too deep, too quickly – into the postures.
Yoga International Article: A Beginner’s Guide to Bandha’s
ALL ARE WELCOME
Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.
Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
One yoga mat, necessary Two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.