A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Beltane / Asana

Most of us begin our yoga practice with an interest in āsana (pronounced ah-sana) - otherwise known as postures. Practicing āsana allows us to develop a better relationship with our body, to really feel our body and learn how to use it and move it wisely. For many of us this deepening relationship with our body begins an enquiry into other aspects of ourselves, like our breath, our thoughts, our feelings and our spirituality. Whether or not that's what we intended, we find ourselves on the path of yoga and we might start to seek for a map of the territory.

A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Equinox / Niyama

The Niyama are five habits we should cultivate in order to take care of ourselves. Since 'self-care' has become a rather glib term harnessed by wellness brands to sell their 'stuff', let me just be clear that practicing niyama certainly doesn't involve buying anything and needn't cost you a penny! Integrating Niyama into your practice simply means cultivating good habits, balancing effort with ease and doing your inner work - while remembering the world does not revolve entirely around you!

A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Imbolc / Yama

Imbolc is a wonderful time to consider the first of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga - Yama - as this guidance is all about our relationships. As we move through the gate out of winter hibernation to be more 'in the world', we can perhaps bring more awareness or consciousness to how we treat ourselves… Continue reading Imbolc / Yama

A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Solstice Stillness

In English, the world solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning “sun standing still”. As the sun reaches its most extreme point, we experience here on Earth and apparent pause in its movement, before the direction of travel is reversed and our days begin to lengthen again. We are hosting two end of year events, presenting the opportunity for our midwinter pause. Both events are free to register and attend - all are welcome.