Thursday, May 21, 2015

practice | energia

Philosophy is written in this grand book  (I mean the universe) which stand continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.
—Galileo Galilei 1623
Yoga is a mind-body language and its vocabulary can be also abstracted in mathematical shapes.
This is the intent of my class energia, where movement sequences based on yoga postures vocabulary can be thought as embodiment of geometrical shapes. Geometry inspires movement while movement defines geometry.
Energia is  designed as a psychosomatic approach to deal with distress caused by emotional and mental abuse.

I will be teaching a community class at Lululemon on Broadway & 75 Street on Saturday May 23.