Ma Tri (Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati) leads a meditation preparation class from 5:00pm - 6:00pm today, including hatha yoga, relaxation and pranayama. This transitions into silent meditation at 6:00 - 6:30pm. This is the overall plan of all of our programs, where hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation systematically go together.
If you are coming for the hatha yoga, please do not leave after that. This class and the meditation go together, as one systematic process of Yoga.
All classes and programs at Abhyasa Ashram are by donation. Thank you for your support of the ashram both by participating and through your monetary donations.
DAILY MEDITATION AT THE ASHRAM
In the tradition of the Himalayan masters, Yoga is seen as a process wherein we systematically deal with all levels of our being, such that body and breath practices are an integral part of, and are intended to lead to meditation. Therefore our schedule of daily practice times is designed so that you have time for Asanas/Postures, Relaxation, and Pranayama/Breath before and leading into meditation. Our/my approach to teaching is mostly one-to-one coaching on donation basis, rather than large fee-based classes as is the case with most gymnastic oriented modern physical yoga classes. Please let us/me know if you would like to schedule time for individualized coaching in any phase of the systematic meditation practices of our tradition of the Himalayan masters.
In loving service,
Swami Jnaneshvara ("Swami J")
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE (Please check the Calendar for specific scheduled activities):
6:30-7:30am: MEDITATION #1 (daily)
..6:30-6:35am: Daily Mantras
..6:35-7:00am: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
9:30-10:30am: Swami Rama videos and discussion most days except SAT and SUN.
10:30-11:30: Alternating Yoga Nidra, Sohum Sushumna Kriya, or Om Kriya practices most days except Saturday and Sunday (SUN is 9:00am)
11:30-12:00pm: MEDITATION #2 (except SUN)
..11:30-12:00pm: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
2:00-5:30pm: Open time for conversation and coaching most days (drop by or schedule a time)
5:30-6:30pm: MEDITATION #3 (daily)
..5:30-6:00pm: Prep for Meditation (Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
7:30-8:30pm: Swami Rama videos and discussion most TUE, THU, FRI evenings
9:00-9:30pm: MEDITATION #4 (daily)
..9:00-9:05pm: Daily Mantras
..9:05-9:10pm: Prep for Meditation (Brief Hatha, Relaxation, Pranayama)
The three time periods between the four meditations (mid-morning, afternoon, and evening) are for service work (karma yoga), individual coaching, group discussions at the ashram or online, videos, or personal time.
Many, most days we have a guided (recorded) practice at 9:00am:
SUNDAY: Rotates between four practices (see the calendar)
MONDAY: Sohum Sushumna Kriya
TUESDAY: Om Sushumna Kriya
WEDNESDAY: Yoga Nidra
THURSDAY: Sohum Sushumna Kriya
FRIDAY: Om Sushumna Kriya
SATURDAY: Yoga Nidra