Come join us for this uplifting Saturday morning yoga practice that increases self confidence, personal strength, and a true feeling of empowerment.
With spring equinox approaching, it’s a great time to recharge your inner Solar Chakra, Manipura, the third chakra that represents personal power, strength, self esteem, and transformation.
When: March 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
This practice begins with Uddiyana Bandha, a pranayama technique that involves the abdominal muscles and diaphragm. Uddiyana bandha is translated from Hindu to mean “flying upwards” or “upward abdominal lock.” Uddiyana bandha tones the abdominal muscles and diaphragm and is best practiced on an empty stomach, only after an exhalation, and if possible in a standing posture. I will provide further details in class.
Our practice also includes sun salutations (vinyasa yoga flow), to honor the return of the Sun – one of the sources of life – as well as our sacred inner fire.
The asana postures are designed to fan and ignite the flames of the first, second, and third chakra. As we increase the digestive fire, we can more easily transform “food” energy into cellular power and cleanse what is unnecessary. As we bring more prana -life energy – into the belly region, the higher regions of the divine flame flicker brighter, touching and igniting the energy of the heart (fourth) and throat (fifth) chakra.
Our yoga practice will also include sun salutations (vinyasa yoga flow), to honor the return of the Sun and our inner, sacred fire.
Pranayama: Uddiyana Bandha. Combing the Aura.
Asanas: Vinyasa Flow of Standing Poses, Balance Poses, Standing Twists, Domes, Simple Inversions, Forward Folds, and Seated Twists.
Restoratives: Viparita Karani and Savasana.
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
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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 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."
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.
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!"