Nirgunavathi

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Nirgunavathi Ananda

About Nirgunavathi Ananda

Nirgunavathi has studied yoga for 32 years in France, India and the U.S. She has studied Anusara Yoga with John Friend since 1998 and was licensed as an Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. She is delighted to offer the Yoga Sutras and other life enhancing yogic themes in her playfully serious alignment based Anusara Yoga classes at Lake Center Yoga.

Interconnecting Patterns for a Better Life

Welcome To Week 3 Of Our Current 6 Week Session this coming week at LCY.

We hope you can join us in these great classes to bring more balance and joy to your body, mind and spirit!

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
This week come and discover the interconnected patterns of movement, breath and form that, when ignited, give you a deep connection to your core strength, revealing the path to your maximum flexibility and sense of balance. We will work with traditional yoga postures and variations that focus on muscular and energetic connections side to side and head to toe as you explore your inner landscape via Yoga Sutra 4.20. You will leave feeling open, integrated and grounded after this practice. Props needed: 2 blocks

Yoga Basics Classes
This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the activation of core power in the torso which protects your lower back, hips, […]

Full Moon Meditation with Lisa Tonight

The Full Moon Energy is the perfect time to welcome our beautiful Lisa Starr as the new Meditation Guide on Friday Nights!

The Meditation “Class” is a wonderful opportunity for you to truly enter into the Divine Energy that you are made of. There are thousands of meditation techniques in the ancient Yogic texts and beyond that take us to the most blissful place beyond the outer world.

We love to offer all Eight Limbs of Yoga at LCY rather than just a physical workout with yoga poses which is actually NOT Yoga but a preparation of the body for full yoga.

During the Meditation session on Friday Nights we have the opportunity to take an entire hour to experience different practices of the higher Limbs of Yoga (Limbs 4-8) on the more subtle realm which is truly the Union of body, mind and Spirit.

The Meditation sessions are offered every Friday Night on […]

By | 2017-05-12T12:01:55+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lengthen Your Spine, Awaken Your Center

Greetings Great LCY Yogis & Yoginis,

Welcome to Week #1 of our NEW Six Week Session!

Please make sure to register before your first class either online at our website www.lakecenteryoga.com or at the studio by credit card, check or cash.

Here’s what’s happening this week in classes at Lake Center Yoga~

Yoga 1, 1-2 and 2 with Sri Ekan, Nirgunavathi and Lisa
Join is in these classes to maximize the length of your spine as you awaken your center and vitalize your attention via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 4.18. We’ll progress through a sequence that connects standing postures with balancing twists. We’ll continue to emphasize spinal elongation as we move on to deepening backbends. Closing poses will focus on releasing the shoulders and lower back and hips to prepare us to dive into a deep re-energizing relaxation. The effect of this practice will leave you anchored in clarity and spaciousness.

Yoga Basics Monday 7:30pm […]

By | 2017-05-10T08:19:31+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come to the Retreat Sunday & Lisa’s Class Cancelled that Day

Please Note: This Sunday’s 1:00pm Yoga 1 with Lisa will be cancelled due to our Full Day Yoga/Meditation Retreat, entitled Nurture Yourself From The Tides Of The World, from 9:30am-4:30pm which includes a pure Vegan lunch by Nirgunavathi.

Come and celebrate National Meditation Month by giving yourSelf the gift of this Retreat as one of the 10 Ways To Celebrate National Meditation Month by removing the obscurations (colorings) so that your life becomes a perfect reflection of the Yoga within you.

10 Ways to Celebrate National Meditation Month

It is so healthy and vital for evolutionary enlightenment and transformation as well as physical and mental well Being to take Retreat several times per year where you move yourself out of daily ‘colorings’ and habits and reactions of life to go deeper and more fully into the expansiveness of You.

You may register on our website at: http://lakecenteryoga.com/retreats/

We hope you can join us 🙂

Namaste~

By | 2017-05-05T10:52:46+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thread Consciousness Through Your Body

Welcome To Week 6 Of Our Current 6 Week Session!

Here’s what’s happening this week at LCY:

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
In these classes you will thread consciousness through your body via a balanced, breath-oriented sequence and Yoga Sutra 4.17. We will move through standing poses like trikonasana, tadasana and virabhadrasana 2 in a new way. We’ll also experience variations of hanumanasana. Come and lift the veil of reactivity as you create consistency and stability both in your practice and your behavior.

You will leave feeling uplifted and centered:-)

Yoga Basics Classes
Happy Graduation Week in Yoga Basics Class! This week we will move into a Yoga 1 style class with an introduction to our Opening Invocation to settle the mind and create an intention for the asana practice. Then we will learn a Yoga Sutra, a philosophical thread of yoga from the ancient yogic text Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, to apply in […]

By | 2017-05-03T17:35:10+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Handstands this Week!

Welcome To Week 4 Of Our Current 6 Week Session  We hope you all had a wonderful holy day week and we look forward to a rebirth of spirit in Yoga Classes!

Heres’s what’s happening this week at LCY:

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
Bring steadiness to your body and mind as you prepare for and practice inversions via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 4.15. Slow sun salutations will warm up and open your body followed by standing pose inversions and a series of forward folds sprinkled throughout. Handstands at the wall or in the middle of the room will put this practice into action!

Yoga Basics Classes
This week’s  Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the Arms to bring alignment, strength and protection to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck and upper back.  This allows us to be steady and balanced […]

By | 2017-05-03T17:35:23+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome To Week 3 Of Our Current 6 Week Session Starting 4/10/17

We begin the week with a gorgeous full moon to shower Spring blessings upon us!

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes

Come get “Hippified” under the full moon this week in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2, and Yoga 2 Classes where you will squat, lunge, lengthen and twist as you focus your attention on your hips and the muscle groups that support their mobility with a practice that will give your entire body a healthy challenge. That along with Yoga Sutra 4.14 will leave you feeling grounded and more mobile to move through life!

Yoga Basics Classes

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the legs to bring core strength to the belly and stabilize and protect the low back, hips, knees and ankles. These actions bring connection to the upper and lower parts of the body and bring integrity to the core. […]

By | 2017-05-03T17:36:28+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inversion Week this Week!

Greetings Great Yogis & Yoginis,

Welcome to Week 4 of our current session!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to all who donated their time and energy (more than we predicted, lol) to posing in many, many asanas for our film maker nephew Sean Benson. We will have new photos showing them in all their glory as representatives of Lake Center Yoga in all sorts of formats known and unknown at this moment 🙂

Please join us in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes this week for a full spectrum practice with a focus on Inversions. Inversions give great benefits to the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous and endocrine systems. Check out this fantastic link for some really wonderful information on the benefits of inversions!

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/everybody-upside-down/

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the alignment of the arms to reverse the effects of gravity (slouching) by engaging and strengthening the upper […]

By | 2017-01-23T19:23:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Week At Lake Center Yoga

This week at LCY the Yoga 101 Class learns how to empower the upward moving energy through the nervous system and the spine with the alignment principles of Inner and Outer Spiral of the Legs applied in poses and with suggestions on how to apply them in everyday movements.  These opposite actions also bring grounding to the legs and expansion of spirit as well as protection for the low back and knees and alignment that will prevent or help Sciatica.

The Ongoing Experienced Yoga, Beginning, Yin Yoga and Slow & Glow Yoga Classes this week will enter the central plumb line of the body via Yoga Sutra 3.7 as the theme to bring clarity and focus. Using hip openers, forward bends, and standing and seated poses with perhaps an inversion and a Sundial Pose you will find yourself in the central channel of your body called the […]

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 3.6

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 3.6

TASYA BHUMIṢŪ VINIYOGAḤ

Meaning
The application of Samyama occurs in sequential stages.

Centering
Our Yoga comes in stages. The beginning of yoga is becoming confident in your body so you can be confident for sitting in meditation. Then learning not to be affected by your thoughts and emotions. That may take years. When we relax and go deeper we can luxuriate in our natural state.

Different stages of meditation
Just to sit still and be comfortable in your body and to let thoughts and emotions settle is very beneficial to the body and mind.  different for different people depending on the level of stress people hold on to from their lives.  once negative stress has been minimized then the mediator can go to a deeper stage of relaxation and attention can withdraw from thoughts, emotions, memories, external sounds, and distractions, feelings etc.  sometimes people get at a certain […]

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