From a Manju Jois workshop: It’s important to have your own teacher
A few weeks back, we pointed you in the direction of a great review of a Nancy Gilgoff workshop in Prague.
Well, apparently Prague’s been the place to be lately, judging by Petra’s latest wrap-up.
This one is of a Manju Jois workshop. Click that link if only to get to the series of wonderful photos included. Here’s a taste of her write-up:
Ashtanga work on energetic level. In yoga you learn to relax. You want to fly. Yoga relieves the daily tensions and anxiety and bring relief to stress and other emotional problems. Yoga is more from inside, gymnastic is more from outside, it is very tense. Manju mentioned also how important is to have your own teacher, a good teacher.
Chanting brings the pranic energy up. The very sound of chanting helps to heal our bodies and minds. Parents have been singing lullabies to their children through the centuries. We all know that when we feel tired, it helps to listen to some soothing music. When we chant, it also acts to regulate our breathing. Chanting is a physical exercise for the body that empties the lungs and muscles of toxins created by frustration and stress. We chanted today without Manju, he was listening us.
Petra’s write-ups are as complete and specific and detailed as any I recall. In this case, you get some great advice passed right on from Manju — and that’s worth a little something, huh?
Ashtanga seems to be very alive and well in Prague.
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