|The 5 Pillars of Baptiste Yoga|
|Drishti – Gaze|
|Ujjayi – Breath|
|Bandhas – Foundation: Core, Hands and Feet|
|Tapas – Heat|
|Vinyasa – Flow|
4th Pillar of Baptiste Power Yoga
Tapas or heat is generated when you incorporate mindful gaze (drishti), breath (ujjayi) and total body energy (bandhas). Baptiste Yoga is done in a heated room (90F/32C) to bring external heat to the body. Ujjayi breath creates internal heat. As your body warms up, you are able to burn off what is not serving you – old habits, limiting thoughts, stuck ways of being, or resistance.
Tapas can be defined as “fiery discipline” or “zeal”.
Developing a daily ritual of fiery discipline forges a pathway to the future you set your sight on cultivating. The cleansing sweat of Baptiste Yoga tapas releases you from how you have been, transforming you into the space of where you want to come from. Come from you are ready now. You already have everything you need within you, removing what no longer serves you gives access to new space, new possibility, new potential.
The pose begins when you want to get out of it.Baron Baptiste
Learning to stay when things are uncomfortable is how we grow. When you cause tapas to rise and maybe things get challenging on your mat, staying when you want to get out of the pose is where you will experience growth. You’ll cultivate strength and resiliency on your mat and take the tools from your yoga practice out into all aspects of your life.