Sunday 7 March, 7.30-9.00pm, via zoom. "Spring tides - finding balance within the context of extremes." This will be a predominantly floor based practice working with postures to facilitate the natural 'tides' of our breath. We will relax deeply for a feeling of ease and practice several variations of alternate nostril breathing for a sense of balance (beginner friendly).
The Lockdown Mums Sunday Yoga Club is meeting every Sunday at 11-12 for delicious woman-centred yoga, deep relaxation and the simple pleasure of seeing some friendly faces. The current group have children aged 7 months up to fourteen years and the class is suitable during pregnancy - all are welcome.
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)
A rose does not compare itself with the other roses, it just blooms! This month I am writing and teaching about the Niyama - five ideas from the Yoga Sutras that are about our personal habits. I think of them as a simple yogic model of self care and am almost a little amused to… Continue reading Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)
Today I would like to share with you these words from Bob Sharples (an Australian psychologist and meditation teacher). He writes about 'meditation' but you could substitute this for 'yoga', 'relaxation' or even just 'practice'. Don’t meditate to fix yourself,to heal yourself,to improve yourself,to redeem yourself.Rather, do it as an act of love,of deep warm friendship… Continue reading Self Care Vs Self Improvement