Yoga keeps my joints supple and draws me into my breath, helps me to be creative, builds balance and coordination and feels good for my mental health. But does it make me stronger?
Laura Burkhart Yoga and Heather Gregg chat on Instagram about yoga & injuries in the run-up to her Refined Alignment & Injury Prevention Workshop.
Yoga teaches us about slowing down the fluctuations of the mind. To find the steadiness & ease. To sit in our heart and intuition and be guided. The answers are not outside of us, (or on google!)
In the stillness we receive.
In next months 'Flowing Into Stillness' and April’s ’Emerge, Radiant, Renewed: Spring Cleanse Workshop’ we’ll be including a variety of stress-relieving Breath Kriyas which are similar to pranayama for moving our subtle energy (Prana/ Life force) to help promote our vitality and open to deep levels of presence & relaxation, and also some cleansing kriya techniques for purifying the physical body to awaken a sweet clear mental state.
“Never pass up a chance to do nothing” Judith Hanson Lasater
We hope that this quote makes you smile! It’s a playful way to remind ourselves that rest is actually an important & necessary process in replenishing the body and mind so that we can function fully.
While more dynamic yoga disciplines generally work the superficial muscle groups, Yin goes deeper, to target connective tissues, ligaments, bones and our remarkable fascial network, by passively holding and relaxing into static postures. On entering into a pose, and finding the ‘edge’, or manageable amount of sensation; emphasis is then placed on finding stillness and softness.
From this Thursday as the doors to our yoga centre temporarily close for a month, all of our online offerings will continue - multiple daily yoga classes, themed workshops, courses, and special events - beamed from our brilliant teachers homes direct into yours, and we will keep holding the space for our amazing community in the virtual sphere with much needed connection and supporting of each other.
The gurvadi gunas are 10 sets of opposites understood in the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. These pairs are a way of seeing the world; everything we experience in life sits somewhere within these gurvadi gunas from the most gross to the most subtle.