Land Acknowledgement: I live and primarily work on the land of the Chumash Nation.
Asana is a Sanskrit word meaning, "seat"... and also the third limb of yoga as per Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
By shaping our bodies into these postures, they become a tool to unite breath, body, and mind; merging our sacred humanity with our innate Divinity and returning us to a state of Conscious or Loving Awareness.
We use the physical practice of yogasana to prepare ourselves for the deeper practices of Yoga, such as pranayama (breathing) and meditation.
According to Zabie Yamasaki, Trauma Informed Yoga is,
"[noun] an empowering yoga practice that prioritizes the lived experience and healing of a survivor.
Safety, trust, choice and control are core components of the practice."
That's what you'll find here. Yoga to empower YOU to utilize choice and regain a felt sense of empowerment on the mat, that will eventually travel with you beyond it.
Please enjoy an assortment of Durga's online classes as offered below.