yuj (sanskrit): to yoke or to join, root of modern word "yoga"
Living and Sharing in Yoga
Ginger began her yoga journey in the Iyengar tradition while searching for stillness in pregnancy in 2010. As a former gymnast and distance runner, she was delighted that yoga allowed her to access the same euphoria that she was accustomed to during intense exercise. Her practice deepened when she came to fully appreciate how yoga helps to navigate life’s turbulence beyond the mat. In 2018 she completed her first yoga teacher training in the Hatha Yoga tradition and obtained her Reiki I certification the following year.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha yoga is a slower paced yet dynamic asana practice that combines Ha (the sun in sanskrit) and Tha (the moon in sanskrit) to balance the masculine and feminine energies in the body. The practice involves a flow between the asanas (postures) with the intention of balancing and uniting opposites, including sensations in the physical body as well as feelings in our more subtle bodies, such as energetic and mental realms of our being. The objective is to bring the nadis (energy channels) into balance and to increase the flow of prana (life force) through the central channel of the body, the sushumna. Hatha yoga asks us to bring our attention to our breath as we flow through our movements, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind while becoming observers in the unfolding of each moment.
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