James Sanders Yoga

What is SATYA?

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In recent years, I have been studying with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe. One of his principle teachings is SATYA.

SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement), guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, feeling, and “being” movement. The SATYA movements are done on the floor in a flowing fashion without force to increase somatic awareness. The exercises are non-weight bearing and involve sliding, gliding, and circular movements to balance the body’s structure, reduce tension and fatigue and boost immunity.

“SATYA helps us to gain greater insight into the changing landscape inside of our selves. SATYA cultivates vipassana by learning to sense, feel and otherwise witness pulsation, electrical activity and vibration in the body. Over time we become more able to differentiate multiple and nuanced sensations.”

~ Prajna Yoga

Curious to try out some SATYA practice? My Sunday morning class in Woodacre begins with a SATYA sequence before moving into a gentle yoga asana series.

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