Shanti & Koshi Chimes
Just for the holidays - we have a very small quantity of chimes available for purchase. Shanti and Koshi chimes are precisely tuned chimes, handmade at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains in France. Precise tuning creates clear tones and rich overtones. There are nine different tunings. These chimes are made for indoor and outdoor use. They are nice for meditation and relaxation. Yoga Teachers love them for relaxation in yoga class. Click the name to hear the sounds.
Click the link or phone Laura to order them at 502-585-9642. You can pickup your chime at any of the studios or you can request shipping. These are the last chimes we will get this year. Sales are final. We are not able to give refunds or do exchanges.
Shanti - $59.75
Koshi - $60.75
Yoga East member discounts apply.
Support for Your Yoga Practice
Getting the Most from Your Classes
As you begin your yoga program, especially if you have not been regularly exercising, you may experience some mild aches or muscle soreness. As yoga returns your body to a healthier postural alignment, muscles are being stretched in unaccustomed ways. Most aches disappear in a few days. Be patient with your body and be persistent with your practice. It is essential to keep practicing and to regularly attend class. You will notice improvement in strength, endurance, muscle tone, and overall fitness level, and a reduction of stress and tension.
Take full advantage of your class membership and you will love the results!
Guidelines for Beginners to Yoga
- Inform your teacher of any medical condition.
- Listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions.
- Pay attention to your body and never force or strain in a pose!
- If you feel pain or discomfort in a pose, stop! Ask the teacher for help.
- Never hold a pose for so long that you cannot come out safely.
- In difficult poses, ask for the teacher’s assistance and go slowly.
- Don’t do any balancing pose if you think you might fall. Use the wall if necessary.
- Be responsible for your body and your practice.
- If you have a lower back condition, bend your knees in forward bends to keep strain off your back. Don’t try to go deeply into forward bending poses.
- Yoga is not competitive. Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Be patient. Work slowly and carefully to obtain the best results.
- Please be on time to class and tell the teacher if you need to leave early
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
First Limb, Yamas -The Five Restraints:
1. Ahimsa: Non-harming.
2. Satya: Truthfulness.
3. Asteya: Non-stealing
4. Aparigraha: Non-greediness
5. Brahmacharya: Conserving your energy.
The Second Limb, Niyama - Five Observances:
1. Sauca: Purity of Mind.
2. Santosha: Contentment.
3. Tapah: Austerity
4. Svadhyaya: Self-Inquiry.
5. Isvara-pranidhana: Commitment to a higher power.
The Third Limb, Asana - The Practice of Yoga Postures
Practice of yoga postures makes the body strong, light, and free from disease. Yoga increases bone density and muscles mass as you age. Keep your strength, flexibility and balance as you get older.
The Fourth Limb, Pranayama - Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises help to calm and quiet the mind.
The Fifth Limb, Pratyahara - Withdrawal of the Senses
Yoga helps you to withdraw from outer distractions so that the mind stays clear and calm.
The Sixth Limb, Dharana - Concentration
Whether you want to learn to play tennis or play the piano, nothing can be accomplished without concentration. Yoga shows you how to focus your mind so that it remains stable and steady, even in difficult situations.
The Seventh Limb, Dhyana - Meditation
Meditation means being able to keep the mind steady for longer periods of time. Medical studies show many health benefits of meditation - including maintaining higher levels of brain grey matter as we age.
The Eighth Limb, Samadhi - Pure Contemplation
This is the goal of yoga. It has many names in many cultures: moksha, nirvana, bliss, Oneness, liberation. This state, which is natural, is within us. Yoga shows us how to live life with freedom, joy and enthusiasm.