Updated: Jul 6
Taking care of your mind and body is essential to maintaining positivity and creating success. During this time of quarantine, many are faced with the challenge of finding new ways to exercise and relax. Luckily for you, BHS broker Terry Naini has more than 20 years of experience practicing Jivamukti Yoga, a physically rigorous practice that uses the body (tantra) in an effort to reach enlightenment.
Just this past February, Naini travelled to India to receive her Jivamukti Teacher Certification to deepen her practice and never imagined that she would be teaching. However, she has been teaching her family daily - and is happy to share a class with you!
"My daily yoga practice has allowed me to calm the mind and come from a place of equanimity in every situation. It has also allowed me to practice non-attachment, which helps me in brokerage and in life."
Jivamukti can be very vigorous, but with her friends and colleagues in mind Naini has tailored this session to keep the moves easy to follow, no matter your level of experience. Without getting into pranayama or much else, the class incorporates simple asana (postures), some chanting and a short meditation.
The asanas in her class include a push-up variation, downward dog, upward dog, warrior 1, warrior 2, triangle pose, extended side bend, wheel, half wheel, shoulder stand, fish pose, child’s pose, headstand, rabbit, standing forward fold, seated forward fold, locust pose and seated spinal twist.
Physical benefits include an increase in strength, balance and flexibility, detoxifying the body, improving circulation, and a decrease in stress.
The purpose of Jivamukti yoga is to remind the Western Civilization of the original intention of yoga, which is to provide a practitioner with a path to enlightenment; to intertwine a holistic approach to living into every class, and allow that approach to life to flow with grace into every moment through compassion for all living beings.
Although Jivamukti was founded in NYC, its NYC studio closed in December 2019. However, there are Jivamukti teachers all over the world and many in NYC (Souk Studios opening by January 2021) as well as Jivamukti centers in Sydney, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Sydney, Luxembourg, Bern, Munchen, Stavanger, Los Angeles and Jersey City.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Terry here.
For more information on Jivamukti Yoga, click here.