A 75 minute weekly class.
Rest the body & Calm the Mind
Do you feel the need to take some time out for yourself?
Are you suffering from information overload?
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or have an over-active mind?
Deeply resting the body and simple mind calming techniques including meditation and breathing practices, can help you find peacefulness in your life; they can help calm the body and mind and put you in a better place both mentally and emotionally.
These classes will explore a range of simple, short practices, styles, techniques, tools and adaptations, that I have worked with over the years. I will guide and support you through each practice, week on week, so you are able to develop your own practice. Classes will start with a range of gentle yoga postures to ease tensions in the body, followed by explanations and the practices of meditation, ending with an extended restorative relaxation to deeply rest the body. You do not need to be able to sit cross legged! Chairs & other props available. All yoga postures are adaptable to suit the needs of your body.
These classes are suitable for complete beginners or those who want to develop their own practice and techniques further.
A bit about how meditation has helped me....
I have an incredibly active mind, and for most of my adult life, I have been in search of how to calm and quieten the constant and incessant, inner chattering mind - in a healthy and long-lasting way. As a result, my meditation journey has been a long one, I've practiced many different meditation techniques over the last 30+ years and would now like to share what I have learned and benefited from with you.
On one of the last courses, the main focus was the Buddhist practice of Metta Bhavana; the practice of cultivating loving-kindness. This is a beautiful and remarkably powerful meditative practice that can help us to develop a heartfelt connection to ourselves and to others. We explored other heart opening yoga practices and postures and finished with a deeply restful Yoga Nidra (relaxation).