|Date:||14th Feb 2017
|Class type:||Hot Vinyasa 1|
|Class description:||A dynamic practice in a heated room focusing on moving the body along with the breath. The experience in this class is one of fluidity, motion and heat. Poses are generally held for short periods of time and emphasis on the rhythm of the breath is encouraged with the purpose of aligning and focusing the mind. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
The heat adds to the physical effort required to do the postures and aids to condition the body. This class is suitable for students with some Vinyasa experience looking to have a challenging and dynamic experience. No full inversions are included in these classes. Some preparations for inversions and Level 2 postures may be introduced, with options for Level 1 students to ease the transition from Level 1 to Level 2 classes. Room temperature: 35-38 °C.|
|Class level:|| Level 1|
|Born to a priest's family in the city of Puri Orissa, India, Eswar began learning yoga when he was seven. His first guru was A K Grahachariya, under whom he practised from 1969 to 1984 at Yoga Pranayam Sikhya Kendra, Sri Mandir, Puri and eventually acquired his Expert Certificate course. Eswar reaped the rewards of his efforts from 1981 to 2003, when he received numerous prizes from competitions and accolades such as Yogakumar (Yoga Young Forever), Yoga Sri (Yoga Wealth), Yogarjun (Yoga Hero) and Yoga Bhusana (Yoga Ornaments).|
The year 1985 was a milestone for Eswar, as he went from merely practising to teaching yoga in his hometown. Unfortunately, he was seriously injured in a train accident the following year. The bones in his pelvis, legs and hands were fractured and he thought he would never move again. But when Eswar began practising simple yoga therapy movements, he saw results that surpassed all expectations - and eventually, he was able to walk again. Through this very personal experience, Eswar witnessed the body-and-mind healing powers of yoga in addition to its fitness and recreational benefits.
After recovering from his injuries, Eswar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, studied the Teacher Training Course at the Bihar School of Yoga and finished the Diploma Course at the Orissa Yoga Society. He also received the Certificate of Sports-Yoga at the N I S Patiala, Punjab and completed the Usui System of Natural Healing Course in Reiki in 1988.
While yoga practice is a hobby for Eswar, he is ecstatic that it's also his career. He hopes to help people discover its countless benefits, so they can live long and happy lives without sickness. Humbly, he continues to learn different perspectives of yoga in the acknowledgement that it is a classical Indian science, philosophy, and art that dates back more than 5,000 years.
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