A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Summer Solstice / Pranayama

Continuing our journey through the seasons and the eight limbs of yoga here we arrive at the Summer Solstice and our fourth gateway - the traditional yogic practice of prāṇāyāma. The word prāņayāma consists of two parts: prāņa and ayāma. “Ayāma” means “stretch” or “extend” and prāņa refers to our life force or energy. So, literally what is meant by prāņayāma is to stretch or extend our energy (I like the phrase 'conserving our energy').

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.

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Saturday 21 March – Equinox Labyrinth Walk

As a way of marking the seasons we have been creating beach labyrinths as a family and we would like to invite you to join us.

Each session will begin with a period of collecting stones, shells and other natural materials to mark out and decorate the path of the labyrinth. We will then gather for some movement and meditation before embarking on our individual journeys into the labyrinth.