Maybe you’ve heard of Jivamukti yoga but have been too afraid to pronounce it, let alone try it. I highly encourage you to explore and pronounce it.
Let’s start with the later. Pronounce it as G-Va-Mook-Ti (I hope I’m not botching this too much). Jiva means soul. Mukti = liberation.
Last weekend I did a two day workshop with Jeffrey Cohen of Jivamukti Yoga Charleston (www.jivamuktiyogasc.com). During our time together, Jeffrey discussed the 5 tenets that comprise Jivamukti and set it apart from other styles of yoga. The tenets are ahimsa (non-violence), Bhakti (devotion/offering), scripture study, meditation and nada (sound). Asana is part of a Jivamukti class. What sets this asana class apart from others I’ve taken is the 5 tenets form the foundation of the practice on the mat and encouraged to be practiced off the mat, in your everyday life.
If you’ve never tried Jivamukti yoga, put it on your “to do” list. If you live in DC, you’ll have the privilege to experience it live in September with Sharon Gannon and David Life, the founders of Jivamukti Yoga (based in NYC).
Don’t hesitate. Sign up via Flow Yoga Center (www.flowyogacenter.com) and reserve your spot today.