Saturday 14 November – Action and Reflection – Shilbottle Community Hall

Saturday 14 November, 9.30-11am at Shilbottle Community Hall, £10

Continuing the theme of abhyāsa vairāgya, this class will include practices that require us to take action and practices which invite us to be more reflective. It is open to both experienced students and curious beginners.

Lucy’s yoga method prioritises breathing, and movements which are coordinated with the breath. Classes begin with a short period of rest, feeling into the body and becoming aware of the natural breath. A typical class will then include flowing sequences, some restorative poses and relaxation, finishing with breathing practices and/or meditation. 

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“Action and Reflection”

Implicit in the practice of yoga is a distinction between moments of action, and moments of reflection. Some of our practices require us to take a stance or make an action. Some of our practices invite us to be more reflective, to step back, or to see things from a different perspective.

Both of these are skills that we can practice and both will help us both to foster the conditions for change or transformation within ourselves and in the wider world.

abhyāsa vairāgyābhyāṃ tan nirodhaḥ

“Containing the mind requires the cultivation of both stability and open-ness”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Chapter 1 Verse 12. Translation from ‘Embodying the Yoga Sutra’ by Ranju Roy and David Charlton

Participants will be required to wear a face covering to arrive, leave and move around the building. These may be removed while on your mat.

You will need to bring your own yoga mat and the following additional props:

  • 3 blankets (any size/shape)
  • 1 cushion (square if possible)
  • 1 scarf

Optional extras:

  • yoga bolster
  • eye pillow

Anyone wishing to buy or borrow a yoga mat or other props can do so – please message Lucy directly.

The maximum number of participants is 12.

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