Alchemy: Why I Teach “Integrated” Yoga – Leena

gardenias“If we give a seed only water, only light or only nutrients, it may grow but not very well. Give it the right combination on a regular basis and something wonderful happens: Alchemy. The plant thrives. It’s happy. It bears delicious fruit and beautiful flowers. It prospers and lives its potential. Classical Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga integrate breath-work (pranayama), inspiration, intention, and meditation along with the traditional “yoga” physical exercises or postures (asanas), intentions, proper nourishment and rest. Something wonderful happens: Exponential benefits.  Lives blossom and reveal their natural best: Yoga. Bliss.”
–Leena St. Michael