Yoga Being – A Yogic Lifestyle Course

Yoga Being – A Yogic Lifestyle Course

Santosha Yoga is inviting contributions from vegan chefs and foodies from around the world to develope a 7 day Yogic Lifestyle challenge encoumpassing daily practice, yogic philosophy and a plant based diet.

Santosha Yoga is announcing a new initiative called Yoga Being. A 7 day course in yogic philosphy, daily practice and a plant based dient.

Yoga being is not a beginners course in yoga. Bbut being a beginner can help.Its time to forget what you know about yoga as excercise and take on a comitment to yourself and your life on a yogic path. After 10 years of interest in buddhist meditation I discovered that the key ingredient to lasting personal change and growth is not as difficult to find as many might think.

Over 4 years ago, I made a comitment to a daily practice of Yoga and meditation. Over time I have incorporated other significant elements of a yogic lifestyle into this daily practice, to promote growing levels of energy, strenth and balance in my body, mind and general living. A balanced daily pracitce including Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, has given me a new perspective on myself and my life, enabling me to do more of what is truely important to me and less of the tension and worry fueled rat race of consumption.

The past 3 years has seen me adopt new comitments to practicing Yoga, which include Ahimsa, the practice of non-violence as well as Santosha, expressed through gratitude. Santosha is the quality of contentment with the way things are.

In recent months I have become inspired to share these important aspects of Yoga to a wider audience and encourgage more people to take on a lifestyle that has a far greater chance of restoring the balance which the world so greatly needs. A journey which will change thw world by starting in the right place. With the inner self. 

Having assembled a team of passionate plant based chefs, foodies and Yogis, I am excited to announce the launch of Yoga Being. A 7 day in home lifestyle course you can join from home, anywhere in the world. Entry to the course is strictly limited to ensure proper guidance and mentoring.

Express Interest

Expressing an interest will ensure you dont miss out on an invitation to the course and early adopters will be eligible for a free trial. 

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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 🙂

See you Sunday

 

 

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Main Offer

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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