In under 10 minutes this short morning meditation will help you to connect to the energy of the sun in order to feel energized and ready for the day ahead. We begin with some time to connect to the moment, before moving into a visualization and affirmation practice.
This audio is accompanied by heart chakra music tuned to 432Hz. 432hz music encourages the synchronicity between both brain hemispheres, which in turn increases intuition, insight, and creativity.
This tutorial explains the basic alignment cues of chaturanga dandasana, a pose found often in hatha, vinyasa and sculpt yoga. We begin with a modified version which is great for beginners, and explain how you can advance the pose as you build up your strength.
I'm not going to lie, this is a little weird, but I've found a great new way to relax and unwind, even though it takes a little pranyama (aka breathing) to settle into it
While researching natural ways to reduce joint pain and neck stiffness I came across the centruies old technique of accupressure, and found that there is a simple way to receive the benefits of this practice at home in the form of accupressure massage mats that can help to restore health and balance to your body, bringing with it a sense of calm and wellbeing.
We are now taking bookings for our new Meditation Workshops. In this 2 hour workshop you'll learn a technique of meditation that uses silent repetition to focus the mind (mantra meditation). We'll explore your motivations for practicing, ways to establish a successful routine, how to sit comfortably, and prepare to overcome potential obstacles.
We're excited to bring Gentle Yoga back to the weekly schedule every Saturday 8-9am.
Gentle yoga is a practice suitable for beginners, seniors, and regularly practicing yogis looking for a change of pace.
This 60 minute session is designed to stretch areas of the body that are most commonly affected by stiffness and tension. Poses are included to help build strength and balance, and the session concludes with relaxation and a guided meditation.
We are so excited to be able to gather our community of yogis on a virutal platform.as well as in the studio.
There is nothing quite like the energy of being in the studio together to share movement and meditation, however feedback from our first online session was that there is definitely more of a sense of 'practicing together' and community when meeting live than there is with a pre recorded video. We're bringing together yogis from all over the country to share a practice and I feel thankful that it's possible. I'm also grateful to each of you that's willing to give this new platform a try, and invite me (virtually) into your home practice space.
I have been curious this week in my practice about the yogic principle of virya. The sanskrit word virya is often translated as 'effort' but can also be translated as 'energy', 'diligence' or 'enthusiasm'.
While it seems a simple concept that we of course should apply some effort in our practice, I found it interesting when I really started to look at the idea of 'right effort'.
Do we really apply as much effort as we could or should in some areas of our practice? Or perhaps do we sometimes apply too much effort?