Rasa Prana Vinyasa

Rasa Prana Vinyasa

Rasa Vinyasa – Circular Prana Flow & Movement Alchemy

Rasa is the self tasting the Self – Sri Abhinavagupta

Rasa has many beautiful meanings: in the arts, rasa is the transforming “taste” that brings inner satisfaction to the beauty of dance, music or painting. Within yoga and Ayurveda, rasa is our “inner juice” associated with longevity, joy, devotion, and flexibility. Without rasa, it is said, our experience of yoga and life, becomes “dry, rigid, routine”.

Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of Rasa – realization and sequencing to your life – integrating the essential understandinf of embodying rasa from tantra, the arts and ayurveda.

In this five-day teacher training, Shiva will offer the theory and practice of Rasa Vinyasa by exploring three consummate rasas: Vira (strength, potency), Sringara (divine love and sensuality) and Shanti (living peace).

We will experience the “fourth level” of prana flow (after foundation, elemental and chakra) that cultivates the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing and rejuvenation to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching and life.

Areas of Focus Include:

  • Rasa Prana Vinyasa – Yoga Alchemy within Tantra, Bhakti and AyurvedaLearn Four Rasa Vinyasa namaskars with the dance of hands-on assists
  • Explore Rasa Prana Flow Sequences to balance and evolve your practice:
  • Sringara Prana Flow – a creative sadhana cultivates the fluid flow, Sringara Rasa Namaskars, transformational wave sequencing for backbending, and deep meditation/relaxation for the flow of love.
  • Vira Prana Flow – an awakening of sacred strength, dynamic circular, evolutionary form combining standing asanas, arm-balances, standing poses and hip openers.
  • Shanti Prana Flow – a meditative vinyasa for being peace cultivating a complete practice with ritual namaskars, mudra vinyasa, asanas of inner equilibrium: forward bends, hip openers leading to pranayama and meditation
  • Meditation & Mudra for Vira, Sringara and Shanti Rasa
  • Cultivation of Bhava (feeling awareness) to enter the natural flow of yoga
  • The Poetry in Motion – integration of inner teachings of poetry, music and rhythm in cultivating the “theme of the class”
  • Temple of Rasa – prana flow abhyanga massage and radical relaxation
  • Sahaja Prana Flow and Yoga Trance Dance® - explore the roots of Sahaja and Rasa Vinyas as a movement meditationSringara Rasa visual powerpoint exploration inclding the sublime eros; the physiological and spiritual benefits of embodying the power of love.Awakening Vira Rasa through introduction toKalarippayatu (fluid martial art form in the tradition of CVN Kalari in Kerala) ]for inner and outer alignment.

Required Reading:

  1. The Dance of Shiva by Ananda Coomaraswami

Required Online Course:

  1.  Rasa Vinyasa : Tending your Inner Fire