Yoga's sun salutations are among the most refined and effective movement meditations for health and well-being ever created. Originally practiced to connect to the sun's vitality, this precise combination of forward bends, backbends, and inversions awakens the breath and promotes circulation and inner balance through the flow of prana shakti—our creative life force. Practicing Sun Salutations in the morning is a wonderful way to awaken your body, to stretch, to say good morning to each of your muscles. Sun Salutations give you a lot of power. It’s an energetic sequence designed to make you strong, powerful, glowing, and confident.
Restorative yoga offers the potential for deep relaxation and deliberate stillness while holding a posture with the support of a prop (blanket, bolster, block or wall). This practice will encourage physical and emotional healing and encourage connection of mind and body for a profound sense of inner peace and overall well being. Holding the supported postures for a longer period of time will invite a deeper relaxation in the muscles and the deep connective tissues of the body where most of the tightness and tension is stored. You are guaranteed to cultivate a sense of spaciousness and levity!
"I am a young senior of 66 yrs. and after 8 years of CURVES, was forced to quit due to my inability to perform the routines on the exercise equipment and still experiencing numbness in my feet and hands, shooting pain down my legs, imbalance and difficulty in walking and could not cross my legs.
I suffer from Stenosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis & High Blood Pressure.
However, since Feb. 2011 I have been participating in yoga classes with Lata at the Loving Light Yoga Studio. I have seen drastic changes in my overall condition.
I feel less "achy" my balance has improved, fewer bouts of shooting pain & less numbness in my feet. I have noticed a decrease in my weight and over all toning in my mid-section. I now attend 5 classes per week & believe that it is the subtle stretching & movement of Yoga that have contributed to my overall increased well-being."
Earlene Campbell, Englewood, Fl
"We were introduced by a neighbor to yoga on the beach over a year ago. We are retirees in our 60s and we love the beach! It is so much nicer doing yoga there then a class or gym. We can look up at the blue sky as Lata invites us to settle into the earth and breathe with sounds of the waves, birds, and wind. Her instructions are useful to our practice and her voice soothes us to invite our entry into our inner world. We have had earlier experiences with yoga, but had not had the consistency until now. Lata's class on the beach has enabled us to establish a daily practice that aids us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually."
~~Bruce & Cynthia Vernon
I have enjoyed every minute of your Yoga classes and sessions. I have returned to Minnesota and will not be with you again until Jan 2013. My wishes are that you continue to be successful with your business and your lives. Your Yoga reassurances are wonderful and the mood you set is great.Thank you for letting me be a part of this great situation. Mary Kaye Robertson
Do to the many dis-ease in my life I stopped for 7 years doing yoga. In the past I had brilliant yoga teachers, but Lata has been the best. Lata has taught me to be patient & gentle with myself and gave me hope in getting better in time. I like Lata's approach in teaching yoga, in a very short time it has been very satisfying & showing great results. When I start yoga with Lata I had high cholesterol, diabetes, with dangerous sugar levels, which sent me many times to the hospital with rapid heart beats, which made it worst having a metallic valve in me.
I decided that I was not going to let fear take a hold on me.
I started yoga with Lata. I did fear that I would not be able to practice yoga since my ligaments & veins had been severed through many parts in my body due to the robotic heart surgery that I had.
I was amazed, in one month I already feel my body responding beautifully. I am beginning to feel vitality and feel better. I received from my Doctor my lab results & my cholesterol level decreased, my sugar levels were normal and my diabetes reversed. Better yet, no more rapid heart beats.
Thank you Lata for your gentle guidance & understanding.
Also, because of your sense of humor & charisma, I am always looking forward to your classes.
Thank you for your Light Energy.
BB, Englewood, Fl
"Loving Light Yoga has made an everlasting, remarkable & positive change in my life. Through Lata's loving and Compassionate hand, I have become more devoted to my yoga practice, experienced extreme deep relaxation therapy, embellished in rain drop therapy, learned personalized healing and exercise techniques during private yoga therapy sessions, and grown spiritually just by knowing this lovely and very gifted teacher. We are so very fortunate to live so close to this very special person"
~~ Beth in Venice, Florida
A wonderful Testimonal by Janice Williams, Englewood, Fl.
Two friends were sitting at my kitchen table the other day and the subject turned to Yoga. One of them, Anne, had never experienced Yoga with Lata and she was working with another instructor and telling us they were doing kundalini practice and she asked me what kind of Yoga we were doing?
I thought about it for a second and replied "It's the kind of Yoga where you feel you are being lovingly held through each pose, guided in each phase of breath and completely nurtured in your practice so you find yourself capable of melding mind, body, spirit in ways you never imagined!"
I closed my eyes and went back to a day at beach Yoga. I believe it was the very beginning of class. I remember, as we were lying on the soft warm sand with the relaxing sea sounds enveloping us, Lata described our practice being supported by the Earth and uniquely informed by our own highest consent. In that instance I could feel a sentience from deep beneath me fully supporting my being and connecting with my True Self with a powerful pulsating frequency. It was something very familiar that I had lost touch with and that I can only describe as soul nourishment. On that particular day and on many other occasions I can recall, Lata has been able to tap into other dimemsions and make their gifts easily accessible to all of us with her vivid guided imagery, expressive voice and mastery of the art of yoga. Many times I find myself being embraced by the Universe and able to energetically open to the flow of life moving through from unseen realms. I walk away from these sessions filled with joy andenthusiasm. I also find I am able to "see" and utilize this flow of life in my everday experience and private practice.
I am able to remain calm when that is needed. I am able to open my heart with wild abandon when that is how I feel, and I also feel totally protected and safe doing the most outrageous things! For the first time since I was a kid I have found myself on several occasions laughing so hard I am crying.
Reflecting on the original question now, I am smiling. Anne probably wanted to know if it was hatha yoga, power yoga, asht-anga yoga or another name for the myriad of yogic forms that you may find today.
I guess you could call it "Loving Light Yoga" and that sometimes mere words can never describe it all.
So I hope my friend Anne, and maybe you too, will join us at "Loving Light studio or at Englewood Beach"
and experience what this yoga can do for your day; and much more Your Life!
Become part of the wonderful community circle that is growing around our yoga practice here in Englewood as we remember who we truly are and just how special that is
Namaste.......The divine light in me honors the divine light in you.