Take your yoga practice to the next level on a Saturday morning, exploring asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and Dhyana (meditation) more in depth. Enjoying healthy refreshments in between.
By tuning in to the sensations of your body, you can understand the workings of physiology. By listening to your inner dialogue, you can understand the nature of the mind. By going beyond your body and your mind, you can directly experience your essential spiritual core. Deepak Chopra.
Next workshop: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation).
28 November from 10.00-12.30, £25.00. in the Goring Village Hall. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 students.
Surya Namaskar is a very challenging sequence to remember and to perform in order to fully benefit from.
For centuries Hindus have believed that the sun, Surya, is the creator and both the physical and spiritual heart of the world. Surya Namaskar, or sun salutation, is a prayer in motion to honour the sun, by performing a dynamic sequence of asanas or yoga poses.
The purpose of performing the sun salutations is to use the body as an instrument for achieving a higher awareness and receiving wisdom and knowledge. 12 positions done in succession equal the 12 Sanskrit names for the sun in all its positions in the sky and are often depicted in a circle.
The benefits of Surya Namaskar, the sun salutation are an amazing part of the healing power of yoga, ranging from increased circulation, lung capacity, flexibility, strength and digestion to relaxing the body and calming the mind, increasing concentration and ability to align chakras and balance doshas.