Svaroopa® Yoga is a unique style of Hatha Yoga that emphasizes compassion and precision. It is different from other styles of Yoga. The sanskrit word svaroopa means, we use the form of the body(roopa) to take us to the truth of our being (sva) The practice is physical and more than physical. Although it benefits each organ and system of the body, its real purpose is inner opening. In a Svaroopa® yoga class, we meet each student where they are, using well-propped and precisely aligned poses to unravel the deep layers of tension at the core of the body, particularly along the spine. The release is deeply beneficial for both the body and the mind. Many of us don’t actually live in our bodies; our culture is mind-oriented and we have too much to do. We may not even be aware of deep layers of contraction at the core of our bodies. When we open the spine we open up to a different dimension of experience. The mind quiets and an inner connection naturally becomes available. We access the bliss of our inner selves and this experience creates profound transformation and healing.
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Ganesha is a revered Hindu Deity. He is the remover of obstacles and the opener of doorways. A small statue of Ganesha sits above the door to my yoga studio, reminding us of the origins of yoga and supporting all who enter to open the doorway to their inner knowing, their true nature.