Hatha Vinyasa – Yoga vs. Roga (60 Minutes)

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In this all-levels Vinyasa class we use a clear 4-part Breath (Inhale-Retain-Exhale-Retain) as a means to decide which variations of the postures to take. Committing to the options that permit the breath and the bandhas to remain steady is the process of cultivating Yoga. When we make choices that are for the sake of the posture or that forsake the breath, the process becomes Roga. Roga literally means disease in Ayurveda, but also indicates what happens when Yoga engages regularly with the mental forces of Rajas – active, impassioned energy.