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the upanishads
philosophy talk by professor rao

sunday, oct. 5th
3:30 to 5:30
suggested donation: $30 online (smaller donations may be paid in person or over the phone.)
the shala union square
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"yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind." yoga sutra 1.2
"when the mind is quiet, we rest in our own true nature." yoga sutra 1.3

we are excited and honored to be presenting vidvan nagaraj rao for the first time at the shala. one of india's most highly esteemed masters of yogic studies, decorated by the president of india, professor rao's infectious passion and his ability to communicate indian philosophy with humor, beauty and simplicity has won the heart of everyone who has met him. professor rao will teach us the yoga sutras of patanjali. a text from 400 ce that provides the definition, goals, practices, and outcomes of yoga. this is an incredible opportunity to learn from a master and experience a taste of india's ancient wisdom from the very best, without traveling to india!! not to be missed.

vidvan prof h.v. nagaraja rao holds an m.a. from the university of washington, and also from the university of mysore, alankara vidvat and vyakarana vidvat in sanskrit from the maharaja's sanskrit college in mysore. he has received the highest recognition for his work in sanskrit poetry from the president of india. he is also a visiting professor of sanskrit at the university of chicago in 1995, 1996 and 2001, a fellow at the center for advanced studies at the hebrew university, jerusalem and the honorary editor for sudharma sanskrit daily, the only publication of its kind worldwide. professor rao has an uncanny ability to bring new light to texts such as the gita and the upanishads with his infectious passion and his ability to communicate in english, which is rare among sanskrit scholars of his stature. students leave his presentations with a feeling of liberation from the mundane and inspiration to strive for higher goals in life.

yoga therapy: lower back
with joe miller

october 7, 1:35-2:50pm
introduction: spinal anatomy and lower back pain

october 14, 1:35-2:50pm
disk problems

october 21, 1:35-2:50pm
other causes of lower pain pain,
including stenosis and spondylolisthesis

$25 for single
$65 for series
the shala union square
sign up here

chances are, like most people, you occasionally suffer from lower back pain. yoga can help,
but can also hurt. in these workshops, you'll learn about:

• the anatomy of the spine
• common causes of lower back pain
• how to modify your practice to prevent back pain
• poses that can help, as well as poses to avoid
• how to help yoga students with back pain

format is lecture and discussion. ideal for yoga teachers, practitioners and those with back pain.













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