Bhaktivedanta Yoga classes include guided deep relaxation, Surya Namaskara (the sun salutation flow of postures to warm the body), Pranayama (expansive breathing practices), and at least 12 main classical Hatha yoga postures (asanas) that regulate all of the functions of the physical body as well as purify the Astral channels (Nadis) and balance one's life force (Prana). The yoga class environment provides an ideal situation for the transformational powers of meditation to take place, as well as a healing, deep relaxation that can restore health and well being. During deep relaxation, students are serenaded by the singing of healing mantras and devotional songs (bhajans) accompanied by the heavenly sounds of harmonium (portable organ) performed by Yoga Praveena Vishnu Das.
All are welcome to attend. There are no levels in Bhaktivedanta Yoga classes because true progress is marked by a subtle inner spiritual process rather than just by greater flexibility or physical stamina. Being able to hold a posture steadily and comfortably and meditate within the pose is the truest evidence of advancement within Bhaktivedanta Yoga, not to mention greater awareness and the presence of spiritual virtues like peace, joy, patience, kindness, compassion, wisdom, discrimination, and love.