Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center is dedicated and operated exclusively for charitable, educational and spiritual purposes. The primary purposes for which we are organized are;
The physical body is shaped in accordance with the nature of the astral body. The physical body is like water in its gross form. Water that is heated becomes vapor. Vapor could be compared to the astral body. The astral or subtle body is within the gross body. The physical body cannot function without the astral body. Each gross center of the body has its corresponding astral center.
Chakras are centers of spiritual energy. They are located in the astral body, but have corresponding centers In the physical body. There are seven important chakras. They are: the Muladhara, situated at the anus; Swadhishthana, at the genital organ; Manipura, at the navel; Anahata, at the heart; Vishuddha, at the throat; Ajna, at the space between the eyebrows; and the Sahasrara, which is located at the top of the head.
Corresponding to the chakras in the astral body, there are plexuses in the physical body. A plexus is a center of interwoven nerves, arteries, and veins. The sacral plexus corresponds to the Muladhara chakra; prostatic plexus to Swadhishthana chakra; solar plexus to the Manipura chakra; cardiac plexus to the Anahata chakra; laryngeal plexus to the Vishuddha chakra; and cavernous plexus to the Ajna chakra.
Each chakra has control over a particular center in the gross body. The nervous, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, and genito-urinary functions, as well as other systems of the body, are under the control of the chakras. The gross nerves and plexuses of the physical plane have a close relationship with the subtle ones. As the physical centers are closely related to the astral centers, the vibrations that are produced in the physical centers by prescribed yogic methods have the desired effects in the astral centers.
Four months after brain surgery, my neurosurgeon told me that I might need yet another surgery since nature had not helped my brain to regain its original shape. My options were limited. I returned to yoga after the news hoping to gain some inner peace in the situation. I was practicing only the basic asanas. Three months later my surgeon could not believe the drastic improvement in the CT scan which prompted him to ask me what was it that I had done for this phenomenal change. I truly believe that Hatha Yoga practice at the IYI was solely responsible for my rapid improvement. Yoga is known to ease an array of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. In my case it has proven to be a “savior.” Not only am I back to normal, but I am also now able to do “Sarvangasana” (shoulder stand) thought not always for the recommended three minutes! Thank you.
Step One: Introductory Assesment
Step Two: Creating a Lesson Plan
Step Three: Initiate classes
Step Four: Review progress - and adjust
Aerial Intermediate / Advanced
$75 rate per hour per individual
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