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

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, Separate Together Retreat

Online – Sunday Night Flow and Restore – Yama

Sunday evening online classes continue throughout July on the theme of yama. We will explore the yama through accessible asana and restorative practice. If you have any specific concerns about your ability to participate please contact me before the class. Typically the class will include some movement from standing or seated, followed by supported postures, relaxation and a meditative practice.

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Sitting Uncomfortably (tapas)

The third of the niyama is tapas. When translated from Sanskrit, tapas literally means ‘heat’. It is the heat that we create when we confront our habits, or the things we have become habituated to. It is often described as ‘discipline’ but I prefer to think of it as moving away from our comfort zone, or “sitting uncomfortably”.