This is a brisk, guided, led vinyasa class in which the teacher calls out the asanas and provides the breath count, but gives minimal instruction as to how to do the various asanas. The class offers a well-rounded practice as a set sequence that includes a warm-up, the setting of an elevated intention, chanting, surya namaskar, standing asanas, twists, balances, backward bending, forward bending and inversions, as well as meditation and relaxation, and is designed to be completed in one hour. Because it is a fixed sequence that is always the same, a student has the opportunity to progress to the level of mastery by committing to a consistent, steady, regular sadhana. The first few classes may seem overwhelming, but with time and steady practice, progress will inevitably come. The Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior 1-hour sequence is a comprehensive yoga class that transforms, invigorates and energizes, while at the same time grounding and leading the student inward on an exploration of the deeper spiritual aspects of the self.
1. Jivamukti Warm-Up Sequence: “The Magic Ten”
Notes to Teachers:
As spiritual warriors, we are on the journey of Self-discovery, awakening to our own inner divinity and recognizing more and more that we are not separate and alone. We come to know ourselves as the immensely powerful, courageous beings we truly are. We know we are deeply loved, worthy of love and capable of sharing our love. We learn to recognize we have everything we need inside of us to succeed in life, to find meaning and purpose and thrive amidst change. Over 1, people worldwide have taken the Spiritual Warrior Training Course and experienced tremendous, life-affirming change and healing.
Ancient wisdom for the world of tomorrow
As a teacher of Level 1 , I always welcome my new students by congratulating them for having made it to the first class. They often nod in appreciation; surprised I acknowledge how hard it is to arrive to the threshold of a quest towards self-awareness. They may not be ready or interested, but they may also know that it requires a level of effort and dedication. The concept of the Spiritual Warrior is not new to the modern-day spiritual seeker. In fact it has been around for thousands of years in martial arts and many ancient traditions.
It means the embrace of discipline, study and long intense training sometimes at the sacrifice of comfort and convenience. Regardless of our current moral perception of the term warrior; all warriors have a few basic things in common:. There is a difference between a warrior and a soldier. A soldier is trained to follow orders, to respect authority, and to subjugate their individual thinking process and will to the command hierarchy. It should be noted that victory and defeat are a matter of Spirit more than of body. When a warrior falls in battle without surrendering or giving up, his Spirit grows stronger. When a warrior survives the battle without surrendering or giving up, his Spirit grows stronger.