Yoga delicacy and sensitivity
Yoga makes us savour a sweet intimacy and a deep agreement with ourselves that the stress of everyday often makes us forget. The practice is a recognition and an unveiling, a journey and a return home at the same time, rather than a series of exercises to be performed correctly.
Through an agreeable and experiential appoach, but also direct and profound, the lessons will deepen the connections of the body, its habitability and the wonder of being in the present. Static and dynamic moments alternate according to the theme. Using pranayama we can cultivate the possibility of constant renewal, inspiring harmony and a greater sense of well-being.
The proposed practice is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, author of the poetic yoga book Awakening of the spine and is supported by experiential anatomy, but is also nourished by all the study and research paths made over the years, focusing more on the essence than on the formality of techniques. Vanda Scaravelli’s Yoga developed between the anatomical precision of the master Iyengar and the emphasis on the breath by Desikachar and was inspired by her deep friendship with the philosopher Krishnamurti. It focuses on the spine, between gravity and lightness, between heaven and earth, and consiquently the liberation of breath, but also in the connection and discourse between parts of the body, as if they were instruments of a large orchestra. Experiential anatomy amplifies sensitivity in the practice while sustaining clarity.
“There is no advanced Yoga or Yoga for beginners; advanced and beginner exist in techniques, and Yoga is something deeper. It lies in presence.”
Methods and Approaches
It’s not a method, it’s not a registered trademark. The work of Vanda Scaravelli, a direct student of B.K.S Iyengar and Desikachar and a great friend of Krishnamurti, pays attention to the breath, to the gravity from which immense lightness arises. It is not done but the conditions are created for something to happen. Not only do you align but you connect. It’s not about trying, but about “being” without effort, remaining in the wave of breath, with joy, with availability, and with the ability to recreate yourself every time.
It is a system that integrates various aspects of Yoga (Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, Raja, Japa) with the aim of accompanying the individual to a complete and harmonious development. Conceived by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the goal is to achieve spiritual oneness beyond all diversity. A strong and healthy body; senses under control; clear and calm mind; keen intellect; strong will; heart full of love; ego as pure as a crystal; life full of peace.
It is a combination of Indian practices with the meridian system of Chinese medicine and the energy flow of Chi. It proposes a gradual long-lasting asana (possibly using supports) favoring a deep work on the connective tissues. Using gravity, release and breath, much of the work will focus on the pelvis, hips and spine. Yin Yoga is not a registered trademark, but it proposes itself through passivity, slowness and introspection to balance the frenzy, greed and stress of contemporary living and to prepare for meditation.
Accessible and Adaptive Yoga
It is not a style, but a concept that can be applied to any type of practice: making a lesson inclusive and capable of restoring autonomy and self-assertion.
Yoga of the Heart
Yoga of the Heart is a program proposed by Nischala Joy Devi to adapt Yoga practices in heart disease, cancer and other pathologies or for the prevention of these. It is based on gentle physical practices, pranayama, deep relaxation and visualizations.
Differs from classical anatomy which studies the body as if it were an object, experiential anatomy is a study that always starts from the direct and self aware experience of the body and its processes, accompanying the individual towards a greater manifestation.
Yoga Scaravelli Inspired
Tuesday from 7:00pm till 8:30pm
Tra Cielo e Terra
Largo Giovanni Chiarini 13 – Roma
Saturday from 4pm till 6pm
(18 November, 16 December, 27 January, 24 February, 23 March, 20 April)
Centro Om Suono e Meditazione
Via Di Sacco Pastore 10, Roma
Wednesday from 12:00am till 1:00pm