By infusing asana practice with the therapeutic benefits of what I call "Laughter Meditation" we acheive inner joy!
"Hasya Yoga" is the mearging of Hatha Yoga and Laughter Yoga which is a NEW style of practicing yoga which gives as much attention to the healing of our emotions as it does for the physical body. It's about "getting out of your mind and into your senses" by using our physical bodies and emotions to tap directly into the Source of Intelligence which creates both.
The essence of asana (yoga postures) is relaxation. This is done in asana practice by using the sensations of the physical body to anchor and bring us deeply into a state of awareness in which we are intimately aware and noticing the present moment. As well as the "Noticer" of this moment. Literally getting out of our minds and back to our senses. It's been described best by my teacher Godfrey Deveroux as the "Awakening of Somatic Intelligence".
In Hasya Yoga this AWAKENING of our Supreme Intelligence (which exists prior to and beyond thought) is completed by the practice of what
I call "intentional exuberance" which is the act of the conscious expression of positive emotion. By infusing asana practice with the therapeutic benefits of what's been labeled as "Laughter Yoga" we acheive inner joy!
This event series will be hosted by Olympic Essence Yoga Studio and cost for the class is $10 (which includes use of their sauna after the class!!). Please bring a yoga mat, towel, water bottle and your SMILE!! :)