Join us for this warming, energizing, and core strengthening Saturday morning yoga class!
When: November 12, 2022
Time: 9:00 am -10:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Awaken Your Psoas for Strong Abs and a Healthy Back
The sanskrit word sankalpa means resolution or intention.
The intention of this yoga class is to help you strengthen your core muscles, so you relieve pain in your lower back, stand more upright, and feel confident, secure, and powerful.
How Yoga Helps
Because of the integrative, total body involvement of most yoga asanas, yoga is an ideal practice to engage and strengthen the physical core. The wide array of poses also challenges the core in many different ways, through standing poses, balance poses, twists, domes, forward bends, and simple inversions.
Alignment also plays an important role in safe, effective core strengthening, making the refined alignment techniques a great match for careful core strengthening of the abs, psoas, and lower back muscles.
There is a subtle and powerful connection between the diaphragm, psoas, and the lower back that energetically connects all the way down to your feet.
The Sanskrit word “bandha” means bond or join. In yoga it refers to an action that grips and controls a part of the body to form a seal or a lock. Bandhas are practiced to contain and control prana (life-force energy) within the body. There are four main bandhas:
Mula bandha – a contraction of the perineum at the pelvic floor
Uddiyana bandha – a contraction of the abdomen into the ribcage
Jalandhara bandha – tucking the chin into the chest
Maha bandha – a combination of the above three bandhas performed simultaneously
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 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 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!"