Consulate General of India in San Francisco and Isha Foundation Present:

San Francisco International Day of Yoga

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“Yoga is about attaining to absolute Balance, piercing Clarity, and an inexhaustible Exuberance. With this, you are immensely fit for life.” – Sadhguru

Designed by Sadhguru—yogi, mystic, visionary, New York Times Bestselling author and an foremost authority on yoga, this session aims to bring an understanding and experience of Yoga as the science of inner wellbeing. You will learn simple but powerful practices that empower you to operate at your peak performance, improve your physical health and mental sharpness, and cultivate harmonious relationships in all aspects of life.

The practices that you will be taught do not require any physical flexibility or past experience of yoga. A trained teacher from the Isha Foundation will conduct the session.

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Venue:

San Francisco County Fair Building,
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Date & Timing:

June 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Session Components:

Upa Yoga

A complete system of exercise that activates the joints, muscles, and energy system. Based on a deep understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa Yoga triggers the lubricants in the joints, dispels inertia in the body and brings ease to the whole system.

Open to ages 7+

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Yoga Namaskar

A complete and powerful process that activates the lumbar region and strengthens the muscles along the spine, regenerating the spine and avoiding the collapsing and pinching of the nerves that occurs with ageing.

Open to ages 7+

Nadi Shuddhi

A balancing practice employing the breath, which cleanses the nadis – the pathways through which pranic energy flows – resulting in a balanced system and psychological wellbeing.

Open to ages 7+

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Meditative Process for Health

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Benefits

  • Enhances vitality, focus, memory and productivity
  • Stabilizes body, mind and emotions
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the spine
  • Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension
  • Can relieve from chronic ailments and improves overall health
  • Enhances teamwork and communication
  • Imparts a lasting sense of joy, peace and fulfillment

Additional Information

  • You can attend one or all of the sessions.
  • Please make sure you arrive a few minutes early. Session will start on time.
  • The workshops are open to all over 7 years of age and do not require any fitness level or previous exposure to yoga

Fee

This event is an offering from Isha Foundation and is available for free to all. Should you wish to make a contribution to help cover the expenses of the event, a donation counter will be available in the hall or you can donate by clicking this link.

About

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on the 21st of June since its designation in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated India. The word “yoga” means “union”. The date of of June 21st was selected as it marks the summer solstice and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

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Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary. Named one of India’s 50 most influential people and recipient of multiple presidential awards for exceptional service, environmental & social initiatives, Sadhguru’s work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.

An internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations World Headquarters and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, London Business School, IMD, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT. In February 2017, Sadhguru has been the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award by the Government of India, the highest amongst the annual civilian awards, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.

Dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of humanity and gifted with utter clarity of perception, Sadhguru possesses a perspective on life and living that never fails to intrigue, challenge and surprise all those he encounters.

A Commitment to Transformation

Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation operating in more than 300 centres and supported by over three million volunteers worldwide. Through powerful yoga programs for inner transformation and inspiring social outreach initiatives, Isha Foundation has created a massive movement dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing.

Sadhguru has also initiated several projects for social revitalization, education and the environment through which millions of people have been given the means to overcome poverty, improve their quality of life and achieve community-based, sustainable development. For more information: isha.sadhguru.org