Join us for this warming, soothing, and invigorating Saturday morning yoga class!
When: February 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 am -10:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Boost Your Digestive Fire
This class is designed to ignite the digestive fire to help your body assimilate nutrients so that the body, mind, and spirit are well- nourished. If possible, refrain from eating a heavy meal before this class. You can drink water with lemon and honey, to stimulate your digestion and support a light detox process.
The body has the capacity to eliminate waste through its circulatory system/breath system, digestive system, integumentary (skin) system, and lymphatic system.
How? “Yoga flow produces heat and relieves tightness (constriction) in our muscles, bones, and joints. As we inhale and exhale through our yoga postures we will add heat (yang/agni fire) to spark our digestive fire, while we release (yin) toxins and/or impurities in our body.” BKS Iyengar
Through this unique practice of yoga, we will assist the body to eliminate impurities such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid, sweat, and lymphatic fluid, while allowing oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood to readily flow into the organs, tissues, cells, and muscles of the body.
Pranayama: Belly breathing and/or alternate nostril breathing
Asanas: Standing postures, Balance Poses, Simple Inversions, Domes, Forward Folds, and Supported Inversions
Restoratives: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Savasana
Click on the article link below for further digestive fire information: The Ayurvedic Concept of Agni Digestive Fire and Its Impact on Health
by DR. SUHAS KSHIRSAGAR. UPDATED: DECEMBER 06, 2017. ORIGINAL: NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.
Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
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
One or 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 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."
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!"
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.