Namaskars

Namaskars

The state of namaskar is “to bow, to realize the essence” whether it is the energy of the sun as in sun salutations (surya namaskar) or the moon as in moon salutations (chandra namaskar). We explore over 40 “Prana Vinyasa Namaskars” along with Classical Sun Salutations as the consummate vinyasa to enter the flow. Each Prana Vinyasa Namaskar has its own energy and effect. From a base of 4 classical namaskars, 36 different namaskars are explored through six levels of practice that have developed over the past 20 years of teaching. These are focused on different purposes for circulation, rejuvenation, multi-directional or circular movement, beginning with the foundation, honoring the elements, embodying the chakras, rasa and the heart of bhakti as the Deva-Devi as the divine archetypes and finally for sahara - releasing into breath-guided movement. Once beginners have integrated the foundation, students experience the wonderful effect of the opening of new pathways within their being.