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The land stirs with its promise of renewal, as the first wild edibles appear on the earth… This month’s restorative session offers practices that assist this period of spring cleansing. You will be guided through various gently held postures with uplifting essential oils, breathing practices for clearing the Nadis (energy lines) and a candle-gazing meditation.
The purpose of this day is to provide a space for you to unwind, reset and reconnect with gentle, yet powerful, forms of yoga. Breath mapping, mobilisation, somatic movement and relaxation; we offer these pillars of support for you to journey into your inner landscape.
Most of us really have no idea just how powerful we are and what we have access to within ourselves. Deeply entrenched conditioning has turned many of us into docile, caged animals. We have become too comfortable, too passive, we tolerate ill health…
I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for about 15 years and teaching it for over 10. It took a while for me to commit to a regular Ashtanga yoga practice …
I have always been a ‘doer’. At school I remember being involved in lunchtime and after-school clubs – filling every possible moment with activities. Yes, it was encouraged by my family but, also, I never liked doing nothing – or being bored as I always saw it.
One of the most common instructions by Yoga teachers over the years has been to ‘relax your glutes (buttocks!)’ during backbends.