Yoga is an Indian practice of physical, mental and spiritual discipline. Yoga gurus from India introduced yoga to the western world in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980’s it flourished in the west as a popular form of physical exercise.
However, it is much more than that; it is a meditative and spiritual practice as well.
Yoga is designed to be of use for all individuals, with varying levels of skill and energy. Thus, it can be done on a daily basis without the risk of exhaustion or injury. At New Life Ayahuasca, our resident yoga instructor will adjust each daily session to the participant’s skill level including optional exercises for those of a more advanced level.
Through queued breath work linked with intentional movement sequences, yoga helps create a firm foundation that promotes proper posture, deep breathing, and an open heart. Yoga activates the parasympathetic system which lowers blood pressure, lowers cortisol, and relieves the ‘fight or flight’ sensation. These exercises, which manually pump the lymphatic system, help flush the muscular system and stimulate internal organs. This invigoration of the immune system brings fresh blood to organs and serves to detoxify the body, helping repair the total system and bring about great calm and relaxation.
We offer hour long yoga sessions on each ceremony day. Yoga mats and props are provided.
benefits of yoga
Healthy daily practices are an essential part of maintaining health and growth. Yoga, among other therapies available at New Life Ayahuasca, can help provide a reliable framework for success. Developing healthy practices can build a successful and healthy lifestyle.
Promotes body awareness
Reconnects mind, body and spirit
Lowers blood pressure
Promotes overall health
OUR YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Jeanae teaches all of our yoga sessions. She began doing Yoga in 2017 and within just a few months of practice, she experienced such a profound transformation in her physical body and mental state that she got her yoga teacher certification. Jeanae tries to incorporate an element of spirituality into her practices that is often neglected by most Western practitioners of Yoga. She feels that through the practice of Yoga, we can better connect to where we are at on an internal level and thus be more aware and more prepared for ayahuasca ceremonies.