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Shakti Naam Yoga: The Power of Word

Sep 08, 2016 04:07PM ● By Tricia Heiser

Are you looking for a little something different than your regular yoga practice? Shakti Naam Yoga may be just the right experience for you. Two free classes in the unique style —a fusion of the ancient yogic traditions of the East with the timeless wisdom of the light of Universal Kabbalah and its sound vibration, breath, movement and mudras—facilitated by Michele Halliwell, certified sound healing practitioner and Naam Yoga Teacher, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on September 14, and 10:30 a.m. to noon on September 17, at The Sanctuary for Yoga, in Medford.

Shakti Naam Yoga is the science of sound and light, a practice that harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. This anti-aging and disease- defying yogic practice activates and strengthens the body’s self-healing capacities.  

Although each, approximately 90-minute class is unique, some of the hallmark components include meditation, chanting mantra, pranayama, healing hand mudras, seated and standing cardio movements, and asanas.

Shakti Naam Yoga enhances the body’s capacity to nourish itself with high-quality solar prana, bringing oxygen to the brain, strengthening the heart, clearing energetic paths of the body and detoxifying and nourishing organs. It supports in building and activating the reservoir of healing energy located in the lower abdomen which can then be distributed throughout the body fueling higher levels of health. This unique fusion of movement, breath, acupressure, stretching and vocal vibration, physically strengthens spiritual connectedness by activating and strengthening the middle of the brain and cranial nerves which are powerful bridges between the physical and spiritual dimensions—the bridge between heavenly and earthly realms.

The great spiritual teachers of old described this effect to their students as bringing stillness to the mind, standing comfortably in the present moment, because energetic blocks are dissolved and the life force within is allowed to flow.

Location: 43 S. Main St. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit TheSanctuaryForYoga.com. 

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