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Poses / January 26, 2017

sumit banerjeeSumits Yoga was created by Sumit Banerjee based on his own years of experience teaching and practicing various yoga styles including Bikram and vinyasa. His sequence and style of teaching reinforce his primary objective as a teacher: helping others to realize the powerful wellness benefits of yoga including a stronger, toned and more flexible body, and an improved state of mind encouraging relaxation, self-acceptance and awareness.

Classes at Sumits Yoga flow to music through a sequence of both balancing and energizing asanas (poses) in a heated practice environment. Through his Bikram practice, Sumits understands the healing aspect of the heat. It’s simple, he says. In a yoga class, you practice poses that require stretching and compression of the joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Your body naturally protects itself from physical exertion by generating heat from the inside muscles outwards. We start with the heat upfront providing that extra protection from the very first poses. Another added benefit is that your body burns fat more effectively. It is not uncommon for our students practicing regularly to lose inches of shape in a relatively short amount of time.

Though his classes are designed to optimize physical health by waking and energizing the entire body, Sumit stresses that the greatest benefit comes not as much from the healing of the body, but from the healing of the mind. The simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds, listening to each breath and honoring where our bodies are in stillness or movement cannot be measured. You do not measure your yoga practice on how many perfectly aligned poses you can perform, he asserts, but by how deeply you can immerse yourself inward. It’s amazing how a simple downward dog can be felt so differently by a student on any given day and still provide a feeling of connection, balance and satisfaction regardless of the depth it is practiced. This is the beauty of yoga and it awaits every student who is ready to let go of the ego and begin listening to our own deeper wisdom.

Sumit encourages all students, newcomers and experience students alike, to begin practicing and maintaining a consistent practice regardless of the style preferred. You’ll benefit from class regardless of how far or deep you get. As long as you are feeling it and you are breathing calmly, you’re practicing correctly.

Source: sumitshotyoga.com