A Bryan Kest Master Class
Thursday April 28th 6:30-9:30pm
Immersion in the “Practice of Yoga”
Practicing yoga means strengthening not just the body but even more importantly, the qualities of our mind that actually have the largest impact on our physical well-being. Having a tone and supple physique certainly has its benefits yet real health and contentment come from a calm and peaceful mind. Science and medicine are now telling us ninety percent of all disease is psychosomatic; in other words, most diseases originate in from our minds and manifest into our bodies. This is why ninety nine percent of all yoga practices are meditational or devotional practices, in other words, practices that address the mental state. Knowing now what science and the yogis are telling us, it would be irresponsible not to address this and bring it to the forefront of our practice, in other words, a fitness routine dominated by our wisdom rather than our vanity.
In our 3-hour class together, I try to bring all this together. A strong, well-rounded, yet simple physical practice that leaves every nook and cranny in our bodies vibrating with vitality while challenging our minds in the sense of strengthening the qualities of mind that are most useful, positive and powerful while eradicating the qualities of our mind that are harmful and stress inducing. Strengthen qualities such as: calmness, patience, focus, gentleness, gratitude, humility and acceptance, while weakening qualities such as: judgment, competitiveness, distraction, reaction, and criticism (just to name a few). Qualities of mind that have the biggest impact on our health and happiness are like anything else in the sense that if you feed them, they will grow big and strong and if you don’t feed them, they will weaken and die. Now since our physical practice is such a fertile environment for most all of these qualities to arise, our physical practice becomes an opportunity to strengthen the qualities we want to be strong and to weaken and eradicate the qualities we find harmful.
If you want to know how I do this, you will have to come and see because words cannot replicate the experience that’s a culmination of almost 40 years of my own yoga practice called PowerYoga. Class consists of 1-hour lecture and 2-hour asana and meditation practice