Winter Term 1: “Less Attitude, More Gratitude!”
It’s the season when our thoughts start to turn more towards gratitude, love, and kindness to others; studies show that gratitude is crucial to our health. Giving thanks regularly may lead to a stronger immune system, increased energy and creativity, and a deeper feeling of connection with others.
We can use our yoga practice to help cultivate an attitude of gratitude, both towards ourselves and others. Yoga is a tool that can be used for many different things, including generating a grateful heart. We will learn to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses and to how to accept where we are in the present moment. We can choose to be grateful for our accomplishments, no matter what they are in our practice, and take that mindset into daily life.
Join us this term for a heart opening practice, including asana, mantra and meditation, aimed at creating love and compassion both for ourselves and others. Once we are in the heart, we can truly start to feel gratitude for where we are in our practice and our lives.
Term dates: 13, 20, 27 November, 4, 11 December 2018 and 8 January 2019
Come and join me for the perfect way to melt into your weekend! What better way to end the week than to allow yourself time to be still, and to yield slowly to the support of the floor?
Are you exhausted by the end of the week, looking for a way to connect compassionately with yourself? Do you want to develop your meditative practice and find a way to be still with yourself?
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets and applies moderate stress to the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes, allowing the body to softly yield to the floor, whilst we work on turning our attention inwards and accept the emotions which arise as we find stillness.
The practice of Yin is an opportunity for communicating in a sweeter and more compassionate way with ourselves. Within the safety and softness of the poses we are better able to send and receive our heart’s messages, to fortify the parts of us that need attention and to encourage a greater understanding of ourselves in this world.
Friday night dates: 11 January, 22 February, 5 April, 24 May, 5 July, 6 September, 18 October, 29 November 2019
Contact us to book a space this term or a Yin Yoga class space by calling 07930 988894, e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via the Facebook page Yoga with Michaela/search @yogimichaela