Explore Non-Dual Tantra Philosophy with Professor Bill Mahony in
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Sun Salutations are but one of the flow sequences that are based upon a prostration - a humbling of one's self before a power greater than one's self - be that a king, a great spiritual teacher, a sacred mountain, river, tree, or to the giver of life, the sun. While most yogis are familiar with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), few know the philosophy behind it or the variety of sun salutes. Fewer yogis are learned in Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) or Earth Salutations (Bhumi Namaskar). Each of these sequences has its own philosophy and practices and come from yoga's nature based, or shamanic based foundation and can be done daily. To round out this fun and information online yoga class, we will practice the Native American tradition that honors the Four Directions since it is similar in intention and feeling or bhava to the other namaskars. All levels are encouraged to try this practice filmed live at Yoga Tree Hayes. Have a blanket available. (34 mins.)
David Moreno is an international yoga teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his yoga practice in the late 1970s, studying the Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga methods before studying Anusara and the Bihar schools of yoga. He continues his study in Tantra and Ayurveda, delving deeper into yoga's primordial roots. He is known for his depth, keen sense of humor and timing, making his teaching vibe both playful and informative. David has a wealth of yoga teaching experience. He’s worked with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes, including the U.S. Olympic Men's Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. David has also shared his yoga teachings as a contributing writer for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine and Common Ground.