As those of us in England settle in to our second national 'lockdown', here is a new yoga nidra practice called 'Gathering Our Resources'. It is an invitation to reflect on what it is we need to be nourished at all levels and to set an intention to gather those things in.
"Yoga is a process of action and reflection."Judith Hanson Lasater Sometimes we may be taking a stance, making an action or deliberately changing something about our body or our breath. At other times we allow ourselves to step back and to reflect, to remain curious and to witness ourselves from a wider perspective. Both of… Continue reading Action and Reflection (abhyāsa vairāgya)
Six minutes of meditative practice with a finger labyrinth and alternate nostril breathing. You will need a comfortable place to sit and a pen and paper. It can be done sitting at a table. Once you are familiar with how to construct your labyrinth you can make one from fabric, string, beads, pebbles or other… Continue reading Labyrinth Meditation
A compilation of online resources created April - July 2020, during the corona virus pandemic. Video, audio and good old fashioned stick figures to support your home practice.
https://youtu.be/ecp2JKDmpJg Recorded live, July 26 2020. Self care face massage based on ayurvedic marma points.For relaxation and facial rejuvenation - grab your favourite face cream or essential oil.(8 min 46 seconds) This is an excerpt from the final Sunday Night Live class. To access the whole one hour class "Opening from Within" please register here.https://aspacetobe.thinkific.com/
My classes this month have contained opportunities to explore opening and closing and what I have been describing as 'unfurling' - a journey from flexion to extension. For me, unfurling implies an opening that somehow seems to come from inside us. This is the way I understand aparigraha. Aparigraha is the fifth of the yama, usually translated… Continue reading Opening from Within (aparigraha)