Sat Nam and Welcome to the GRD Yoga and Meditation Center!
Please join us at our yoga center located in Dunwoody (Northern Atlanta). We offer weekly classes in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Click on Class Descriptions on the left for more detailed information about each class.
Please join us for these exciting classes to help you fulfill your destiny as a Healthy, Happy and Holy person!
Staying Healthy Through the Seasons
with Kundalini Yoga:
Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- taught by Mukta
We are just beginning to experience a taste of Fall after a very warm and wet summer. As the leaves begin to fall, drier weather becomes more the norm. We may experience an aggravation of what the science of Ayurveda calls Vata. Vata is the element of air and ether and is the mental aspect of our self. It gives us mobility of mind and body. Any change in season upsets Vata and the coming cool weather and darkness will continue to aggravate Vata. If you begin to feel fearful, overwhelmed, anxious, have insomnia, dry skin, gas, are constipated or feel cold, it will be helpful to balance Vata. We often find ourselves establishing new routines as the new school year starts. This is essential to calming the mind, and creating order. Daily pranayam (breathing exercises), yoga and meditation is a wonderful way to start our day. In terms of diet, eating warm, moist, oily foods is also helpful.
We can also look at the change of season from the Chinese 5 elements. The earth element rules the stomach and spleen. We are in a transition from summer to fall and it is helpful to change our diets to accommodate the change. During the summer, nature provides juicy, watery foods to cool the heat. During fall, nature provides fruits such as apples, pears, figs, grapes, pomegranates and persimmons to cleanse and nurture our digestive tracts. Foods are harvested that can give us sustenance throughout the winter through grains, legumes, fall vegetables, seaweeds, nuts and seeds. Our diets can start to be warmer and heavier, preparing us for the colder, darker months. During the fall, we want to keep our intestines and lungs strong. Healthy intestines will encourage healthy respiratory tracts and reduce seasonal colds and flus.
Our yoga for the month of September will emphasize the "apana", or eliminating element. Stronger elimination or apana, means stronger prana, giving us more energy. As we analyze our patterns to create our new routine, or order, we experience the Virgo part of ourselves, which is about separating what we need from what we don't and getting rid of it. In this 9th month of the year, we will emphasize the Subtle Body. This is the yogic body that allows us to experience mastery in life instead of being confused by it's mysteries.
I will be sending out another email about our upcoming Saturday Kundalini Yoga intensive in October and "How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian" cooking classes.
I look forward to seeing you Monday nights at 7:00. See you soon!
Love, peace and blessings,
Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Level One Teacher Training
The Aquarian Teacher
Next class starting in January 2016.
The KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs are for everyone, whether you would like to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher or simply wish to deepen your personal experience of Kundalini Yoga. The course will give you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice. Those who desire to become teachers will be given the knowledge and experience to become well-rounded, competent, confident teachers of Kundalini Yoga.
To learn more click here