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ASANA (poses) and PRANAYAMA (breathing)


GQ MAGAZINE ARTICLE "YOGA, YOUR FLEXIBLE FRIEND"

NEW COURSES AUTUMN 2015.

TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER  7pm  -  Cultivating Mindfulness through a gentle yoga practice - this

class is held every last Tuesday of every month

Through this practice of inner listening, mindful breathing, mindful meditations and relaxation techniques, we learn how to be more in touch with the fullness of our being.  We learn to accept the pleasant with the unpleasant, the rough with the smooth.  By watching our breath and listening to our hearts we can live more joyfully and peacefully.

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MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 7PM  -  Yoga Nidra, Relaxation and Healing


 

SATURDAY WORKSHOP- A MINDFUL PRACTICE - FREEDOM STYLE YOGA

 NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

10.30 - 12.30  COST £30

Experience what it is to be in the moment, to be aware of each thought, each sensation as it arises.  To be fully awake to the unique beauty and possibility of each present moment as it unfolds.

Freedom Style Yoga is trusting to do what we are prompted to do in that moment.  In the Asanas and flows we are listening inwardly for guidance all the time.  We immerse ourselves in the various sensations of the pose and we listen for the intelligence of the body to advise us whether we should be stretching more or less.

This workshop will show us that there isn't only one way to do our practice, each time we come to the practice it is fresh and new.  We learn how to refine our sensitivity so that we can make the choices that are needed in today's practice.  Through the gentle asana flows and mindful breathing we will learn to pause in the moment, to listen and have trust in what we should do next.  A practice that can be taken into our everyday lives.

We end the Workshop with a deep Yoga Nidra Practice (Yoga Sleep).  This is a deep guided relaxation.  The purpose is to bring the body to a state of peace and stillness while remaining awake and aware of that state so that we can truly experience the Peace. 

Through this practice of inner listening, mindful breathing, mindful meditations and relaxation techniques we learn how to be more in touch with the fullness of our being.  We experience and learn to accept the pleasant with the unpleasant, the rough with the smooth, by watching our breath and listening to our hearts we can live more joyfully and peacefully.

RECOMMENDED READING: 'YOGA THE SPIRIT AND PRACTICE OF MOVING INTO STILLNESS' BY ERICH SHIFFMANN

TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL: sharon@yogaheartcentre.com or txt 07887595543


Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries into peaceful, blissful happiness


                                           A MEDITATION TO TRY

THE ART OF HANDLING A STORM - Thich Nhat Hanh (MIRACLE OF MINDFULNESS)

When a storm comes, it stays for some time and then it passes, an emotion is like that too - it comes, stays for a while and then it goes.  An emotion is only an emotion, we are much, much more than an emotion.  We don't die because of one emotion.  This practise will help you to withstand the storm and not be blown away by your emotions.  Sit or lie down and focus your attention on your belly (place your hands there too),  Your head is like the top of a tree in a storm, I would not stay there, bring your attention down to the trunk of the tree (your centre/belly) where there is stability.  Now bring your attention to the level just below your navel and begin to practise Mindful Breathing.  Breathing in and out be aware of the rise and fall of your abdomen.  Practise like this for a few minutes until you are strong enough to withstand the storm and the emotion has passed.  Just stick to your Breathing the way someone on the ocean might stick to a life vest.  This is a very effective practise but please remember one thing: don't wait until you have a strong emotion to practise,  you have to practise today while you feel fine.  Try to practise this Mindful Breathing in the belly for 10 minutes, even 5 minutes each day so that it becomes a habit, so that when you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions of anger and despair, you are able to ride the storm in your place of safety and stability.
When your practise becomes a habit and you can feel the effects of your practise, you will be able to hold another person's hand and transmit your energy of stability to him or her.  Peace and Light








Links
Eric Schiffman continues to be a great inspiration to me with his idea of Freedom Style Yoga and Inner Listening, if you would like to experience the wisdom and unique style of Erich's teaching go to www.movingintostillness.com

To find out what's happening in the London Yoga Community go to www.yogalondon.net

The Mindful way to free yourself from pain and illness, read 'Living well with pain and illness' by Vidyamala Burch
www.breathworks.co.uk

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