Begin on Sunday

Join us this Sunday for a donation only online Yoga Class. Each Sunday we join from around the world to practice Yoga and Meditation.

Setup is easy and you will join using Zoom video conferencing technology from you own home. All you need is a computer or smartphone with sound and an undisturbed space to join in from. Each week we focus on a different aspect of Yoga.

Discover the benefits and simplicity of Yoga without leaving home or even rolling out a mat. All the practices we do on Sundays are simple and easy for anyone to do. Some weeks we focus on breathing and some we focus on meditation. After the class you can book in some Q&A if you like and if you enjoyed yourself you can leave a donation for the class. Proceeds from this go to PETA, which plays an important role in our global community raising the plight of animals as deserving of respect, dignity and a happy life. Just like us 🙂

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A holistic approach to mind and body, yoga will leave you calm, relaxed and open to new possibilities in mind, body and spirit. This focussed lets you be more present and engaged with the ones you love and the world around you. If you’d like a free guide to what yoga is and a timetable for a course near you leave your details in the box below:

 




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Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutations

Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutations

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Surya Namaskara is a sequence of Asanas (yogic postures) that has a powerful influence on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of those who practice it as part of their Sadhana (regular spiritual practice).
Consisting of 12 poses it is completed as a fluid sequence which takes the body through various forward and backward bends as well as two partial inversions. Whilst these asana can be practiced individually, Surya Namaskara brings them together into a dynamic and energising practice which tones and purifies the major groups of organs, tissues and muscles throughout the whole body. The action of this practice gets the body working to remove toxins and bring balance to the flow of energy. Reducing an overactive system or stimulating a tired lathargic body.
There are 12 positions in the sequence and a rhythmic flow will develop with confidence and regular practice. It is a complete and rounded sequence of Yoga, activating and stimulating the mind, the body and its various energy centres (Chakras) and channels (Nadis). Regular practice brings greater balance, confidence and energy. Over time it opens and lifted upper body posture and studies have shown it to have a positive effect on many health conditions including asthma.
Recommended for beginners who have tested their flexibility through some practice of Yoga, Surya Namaskara is practiced facing east, with the deliberate cultivation of a sense of reverence for the Sun and all that it gives us as individuals and as a planetary species. All life on earth is dependent on the activity and energetic action of the sun. The practice of yoga is a deliberate reminder of our connection to the activity of the world around us and Surya Namaskara reminds us that not one aspect of life on earth is possible without the energy of the sun, which courses through the veins, nerves and breath of each of us.
When we maintain Sun Salutations in our regular practice, we energise our bodies and cultivate a balanced state of consciousness, inviting illumination and spiritual awakening.

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More Flexible for Sport

Developing flexibility and conditioning for a sport is a reason many people start Yoga. For many of us, our bodies have become used to a few very predictable sets of movements including sitting, walking, running and lying down. If we limit ourselves to these narrow sets of motion, we are missing a great potential that we all have as humans.

Our Bodies

Our bodies are capable of an incredible range of movement. Scientists are discovering that it is this vast range of movement which is a big part of why we have such large brains compared to other animals.

Thats right. Our brains are not just for working stuff out. Much of our brain’s capacity is reserved for movement. When we practice Yoga we are engaging our bodies in their full potential of motion and flexibility. What happens almost immediately is that our body responds by adjusting to this and optimising itself to account for this.

If you are stiff or have suffered injury doing a sport that you once enjoyed, this is not an inevitable part of growing old. Rather it is a great reason to condition yourself with Yoga.

Whats More

Yoga is not just physical movement but also training in awareness and focus. Many people find that it is the mental conditioning that really helps them to take their performance in sport to the next level and overcome the mental barriers that have been holding them back.

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My Doctor Said I Should do Something About My Health

Many of us come up agains a health concern now and then. Our bodies age and things come up that make us feel ill or give us and our loved ones cause for concern. Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, digestive problems. We’ve grown to believe that this is a natural sign that we are ageing and that there is little that can be done about it.

Our Choice

We each have a choice of sticking with the lifestyle we’ve become used to. Maintaining a high level of stress, low levels of exercise and poor diet whilst taking medication to manage the symptoms of the various ailments we come up against. This is the more common and polular route. We consider illness as an inevitable part of growing older and we resign ourselves to medication or surgery to continually relieve our symptoms.

There is another less popular but increasingly effective route. One that is more fulfilling and effective in the longer term.

Balance

For many of us, the illnesses and ailments that plague us are not a sign of ageing but a signal to us that we are living out of balance. Perhaps we are working hard at the expense of our family and leisure. Perhaps we are neglecting a health lifestyle because it seems too difficult to fit in amongst all the other responsibilities we place on ourselves. The question is not so much about how to fix what is wrong with us but how to restore a sense of balance to our lives so that our bodies natural healing can take back the reigns.

Yoga is Balance

One of the most fundamental concepts of Yoga and Meditation is the idea of balance. Almost everything we do in class is designed to promote a more balanced state in body and mind. When the body and mind are in balance, they work together more efficiently. Our natural ability to heal and restore ourselves after injury or illness is strengthened when we take steps to regularly return to this state of balance, and the first step we can all take is to realise where we are out of balance.

Take a moment to ask yourself where you might be out of balance. Do you feel high or low energy? Do you feel too tired or too stressed to enjoy the things you once did? Are the passing days, weeks and months changing you in a way that you feel little control over?

If so, when are you going to take back the reigns and restore the balance that is your natural state of being?

 

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