What is Ahimsa?
Ahimsa is the practice of “nonviolence”. It is an ancient concept originating in the Vedas—Indian spiritual and philosophical wisdom dating from as far back as nearly 4,000 years ago. The Vedas, or “divine knowledge,” were considered authorless and were originally passed down in oral tradition for centuries. Four Vedas, which make up the Bhagavad Gita, were eventually compiled and written down in Sanskrit. A sage, Patanjali, is said to have studied these Vedic texts and developed what we know as the Yoga Sutra and the basis of classical yoga’s eight limbs.
About this class:
Heather begins the class with a beautiful background on the meaning of Ahimsa, how we can translate it into our lives, and how we can use this practice to make the world a better place. She moves into a strong Vinyasa Flow class that includes optional inversions. You can expect to learn, challenge yourself, and feel present in this special class.