The world famous hot yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises was derived from a larger sequence of over 84 postures taught by Bishnu Ghosh and his disciples from Calcutta, India. In the hot yoga world the 84 is known as the “advanced class”. It is a 120 minute therapeutic Hatha yoga class that prepares an individual for mediation, oxygenates all of the body's organs and muscles, and restores and preserves the proper functioning of all of the body's systems.
84 is a sacred number in many spiritual traditions. Numerologically it is a metaphor that represents mastery of the Self, and the development of high yogic consciousness, with a physical practice.
The 120 minute 84 'advanced class' builds on the foundation of the 26&2 'beginner's class'. It is expected that participants have a good foundation of strength, flexibility, alignment, concentration and balance. The 84 class will develop skills like lotus, handstands, leg-over-the-head movements, and deep back bends.
Class Prerequisite: Must have participated in at least 1 of the e84 Intermediate classes.