YOGA CLASS WITH CHRISTIANA POLITES
Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་) is a Tibetan healing yoga practice that literally means ‘cleaning the energy sites of the body.’ It consists of simple breath work, physical exercises, and self-massage designed to improve the function of the sense organs and inner organs, balance the internal energy, open the channels, and relax the mind. It has roots in the Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra tradition and has been prescribed to patients by Tibetan physicians for centuries.
In this course, we will discuss the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the channels and energies of the subtle body, and explore the key points of posture and breath used in Nejang. We will then practice several of the 24 Nejang exercises and explore their therapeutic and diagnostic indications.
$30, Registration at New Renaissance Bookshop
Christiana Polites, founder of Yangchenma Healing Arts and SKY Press, is a student of both Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine and a practitioner of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. She has trained extensively in the healing and spiritual sciences of Tibet under the guidance of her teacher Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a doctor and yogi from Amdo, Tibet and founder of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine).