Sunday 20 September, 7.30-9pm, via zoom.
Monthly online yoga workshops with Lucy are open to all on an honesty box basis. Each session explores a philosophical theme and practices are chosen to be relaxing and accessible – suitable for curious beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
September – “Doing and Being”
A yoga practice for the Autumn Equinox including active and restorative practice and the philosophical theme of abhyāsa vairāgya, action and reflection or ‘doing’ and ‘being’.
Implicit in the practice of yoga is a distinction between moments of action, and moments of reflection. Some of our practices are more about ‘doing’ or changing something about ourselves. Some of our practices are more about ‘being’ and finding ease with who we already are. These are two sides of the same coin and are of equal importance. My teacher Ranju Roy describes them as being like the two wings of a bird – both needed to fly!
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
To get the most from this online class you will need a yoga mat and the following additional props:
- 3 blankets (any size/shape)
- 1 cushion (square if possible)
- 1 scarf
- yoga bolster
- eye pillow
Anyone local wishing to buy or borrow a yoga mat or other props can do so – please message Lucy directly.