Prakrit Thapa is RYT® 500 (Yoga Alliance) certified in Hatha and Vinyasa Practice, Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation.
I am a passionate student of the spiritual - scientific discipline of Yoga and my Yoga Sadhana has been an invitation to expand my awareness as I continue to learn and grow a little each day through the principles and practices of Yoga.
I believe Yoga teaches us a way of life which aims to “yoke” or “create a union”, by a discipline of the body, the mind (emotions) and senses, so that all aspects of our daily life work in harmony inculcating an integrated and wholistic living. Yoga as a wholistic concept then integrates and encompasses an important aspect of cultivating a healthy lifestyle, nurturing happiness & well-being, creating balance at all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Through yoga we could learn to make life choices that bring us towards a place of sattva, a state of equanimity and inner peace. This of course involves shifting our attitudes, habits, diets, thoughts and general ways of life to be more congruent with the philosophies and ethics of yoga.
So, Yoga is not just only about Asana (postures), it is really about “Self-Acceptance”, knowing who you are on and off the mat, looking at who your being in the world, learning to be with yourself, learning to breathe with yourself and coming home to yourself.
Where to start? That is a question I ask when getting ready to begin a practice of Yoga. And, I believe this question should be answered by another question, “where did life start?” and the answer to both questions is, with the “breath of life”. Prāṇā which is the vital life force energy which animates every being and within the system of the physical body, this is our “breath” supporting and sustaining, changing and altering as necessary to balance the functions of life.
So, I really love the “journey of breath” and practice with special attention on awareness of breath and awareness of the body and mind through the breath discipline. My practice is about balance between strength, mobility, exertion and release by connecting the physical practice with moments of stillness and introspection. So, you can expect stillness, movement and breath.