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July 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sanskrit Essentials for Yogis: Asana names and the stories behind them
The Yoga Connection
Sanskrit is the sacred Indian language that frames much yoga theory and practice. Some grasp of its basics is invaluable for any yoga student or teacher. It can connect us with yoga’s roots and add depth to our practice. In this workshop we’ll explore the Sanskrit names of familiar yoga postures (asanas). We’ll look at how they are constructed and pronounced, and we’ll delve into some of the stories behind the names. Finally, we’ll play with the Sanskrit words and practice some asanas to integrate what we’ve learned.