Meditation Mondays: Chakra-based meditations, January 9- March 13, 2023, 12-12.45 PM
Deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga through our chakra-based meditations. This 8-week series will offer an in-depth exploration of the concept of chakras as energy centers in the subtle body. Each session will consist of a 30-minute experiential followed by 15-minutes of Q&A. The experiential includes various paths to access the chakras through hand gestures (mudras), sound (mantras) and visualizations (yantras).
Participants can sign up for and choose individual sessions although we recommend attending all the sessions to derive the most out of this offering. Registrants will also receive a 48-hour access to the recording of each session in case they are unable to attend the live session or to follow-up on their learning after the live session.
Art has the power to move us deeply and when combined with the practices of meditation and mindfulness could help us explore these inner experiences from the place of a witness. Each week, our meditation practice is inspired by a work of art from the museum’s permanent collection. This practice will be followed by a spotlight talk on the artwork and artist, presented by curator Susan Behrends Frank.
Art has the power to move us deeply and when combined with the practices of meditation and mindfulness could help us explore these inner experiences from the place of a witness. Each week, our meditation practice is inspired by a work of art from the museum’s permanent collection. This week, curator Kit Brooks will offer a spotlight talk on the artwork following the meditation.
Image: Ewer, (F1915.50.a-b), Goryeo period, mid-13th century, Stoneware with copper-red pigment and white slip under celadon glaze, 12 x 6 9/16 inches, Korean Art Collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art
Online Restorative Yoga @ Yoga District, Sunday, 5.15-6.30 PM
Restorative yoga involves the practice of meditative poses in which the body is supported with props and held for extended periods of time. We’d be using yoga blocks, blankets, bolster and strap.
You can easily substitute these with: shoe boxes, hardcover books, extra firm pillows for blocks; cord, belt, sarong, detachable purse strap for yoga strap; rolled up yoga mats and pillows for bolster. Additional support can be brought in using a light-weighted chair and wall.
This practice emphasizes conscious relaxation, thereby facilitating calm, restfulness that helps regenerate our mind-body.
Online Yoga Nidra @ Yoga District, Sunday, 6.45-7.45 PM
The class applies guided meditation techniques, breath awareness, guided imagery to enter Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, as an ancient meditation to transform, heal, transcend and inspire. Typically you can set an intention toward yourself to help keep the mind centered and focused, but you can also just come and get relaxed and happy!