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Alignment, Activation, and Awareness (Level 2)

Find alignment through a dynamic standing flow and spine-strengthening backbends. Activate your prana using bandhas. Then settle into a state of active stillness (prayatna shaithilya), where you begin to experience absorption in the infinite (ananta samapatti)—the natural outcome of resting awareness in the vibrant space of the body.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr

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About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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