Pranava Yoga Center is built on a foundation of the ancient and traditional practices of Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga. At Pranava, there is a focus on cultivating deep awareness and connection in the body, mind, and spirit. While the instructors hold the traditions close and believe in living a yogic lifestyle, we can also be a little rebellious at times. We are fun and light-hearted, but also disciplined, professional, dedicated, passionate, compassionate, inspirational, and hardworking. We firmly believe that a higher state of well-being can be attained through a steady yoga practice. Pranava Yoga Center instructors are passionate about extending the teachings of yoga and are ourselves dedicated practitioners and students of yoga for life. We take our yoga practice off the mat and into our daily lives. We encourage students to see the world from another perspective. We have the ability to help students grow in their yoga practice, and we motivate students to find their own inspiration from within.
Love is Always in the Air at PYC!
Show yourSelf some LOVE this month by sticking to the Yoga practice you established in January! We realize commitment can be a challenge, so the monthly focus for February will help remind you again and again why your practice is so important and why YOU are worth the consistent effort. We certainly can't wait to shower you with LOVE this month, as always! ❤️
We are grateful to have a handful of free parking spots designated just for PYC practitioners in the parking lot two doors to the north of us on Weber Street. Spots are first come, first serve, and of course, street parking is still available around the studio, too.
Discount Pricing Now Available Online
Thanks to your generous donations from the past quarter through the Sunday 8am donation class, we donated $500 to Inside/Out Youth Services! In 2019, we raised a total of $2,500, benefitting The Moore Family, Peaceful Warriors, Paw It Forward, and Inside/Out Youth Services. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts!
From January through March, we'll be supporting DayBreak - An Adult Day Program through our Sunday 8am donation class.
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Practice, when continued for a long time, without break, and with devotion, becomes firm in foundation.
This sutra is an instruction to stay devoted and dedicated to your Yoga practice. The practice of Yoga can take on many different forms as Patañjali outlines in the eight-limbed path. One key to the longevity of our practice is thoughtful modifications to suit the present moment. Illnesses, injuries, and life events will require us to modify our āsana practice on the mat. Āsana is only one of the eight limbs of our well-rounded Yoga practice. A devoted Yoga student learns that the āsana practice is great for the body and the poses are tools to calm the mind down. Our consistent Yoga practice gives us other tools, rules, and techniques to quiet our minds. Every day, we encounter continuous obstacles and stressors. Therefore, every day we need to practice calming and settling the mind. The more consistently you practice these techniques, the more likely you are to respond with composure when under stress.
“…there is no flower bed, however perfected, that can counteract the relentless emergence of weeds if left unattended.”
~Edwin F. Bryant, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali
A student learning to read does so by practicing consistently. An athlete or musician working to perfect their technique does so with consistent repetition. Our Yoga practice is the same way. It’s not a “been there, done that” attitude that will allow you to maintain composure when your mind is overwhelmed.
It can feel exhilarating to balance in that challenging pose you’ve been working on. Remember, there is nothing magical about the day that you achieved that particular pose. Instead, it was the thousand other times you practiced it that brought today’s success.
There will be many days when you do not feel like showing up. Show up anyway. Set an appointment in your calendar to move, meditate, and breath. Consider establishing a saṁkalpa, or intention, as a mantra to repeat to give you motivation to stay consistent. For example, "I am healthy, free, or peaceful" to inspire your practice. You might also think of a dedication or sending the fruits of your labor on to someone or something outside of yourself. When you are struggling to find motivation to practice, an inspiration and dedication can help to provide the support you need.
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“Practice is at the very least a lifelong commitment….if one maintains one’s practice, then eventually the mind becomes steadfast and concentrated. If one gives up one’s practice, however, one’s mind immediately becomes overwhelmed again. Hence this verse indicates that the practice of yoga has to be cultivated uninterruptedly and with devotion for a long period of time.”
~Edwin F. Bryant, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali