Yoga for Meditation
7:00pm 06 December 2019 - 12:30pm 08 December 2019
Venue: Samye Ling
To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please clickÂ hereÂ to book.
With the use of traditional yoga practices this popular weekend offers practical support and encouragementÂ to those who wish to develop a regular meditation practice.
For many people it can be challenging trying to develop a meditation practice, both physically and mentally.Â Yoga offers a variety of tried and tested preparations and practices to those who seek the benefits ofÂ meditation. Complete beginners are most welcome.
Asanas - physical postures and movements such as the joint releasing series of 'pawanmuktasana', as wellÂ as hip opening and back strengthening sequences.
Pranayamas - breathing practices including breath awareness, abdominal breathing, nadi shodhana andÂ ujjayi pranayama.
Ajapa japa - the repetition of mantra, synchronized with the breath.
Antar mouna â€“ the practice of inner silence.
Yoga nidra - a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep.
Meditation in Action:
An integral part of the weekend will be Karma Yoga. This will be from 8.15 am to 9.45 am each morning. This is not just voluntary work, such asÂ householdÂ duties, and work in the kitchen or grounds; as Swami Nishchalananda says,
Â "it is an important aspect of Yoga not to regard work as a chore, but rather as a tool to increase sensitivityÂ and awareness."
"Johnny Glover has completed our two year Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram. He isÂ trained in both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions and the courses he proposes to give in Samye Ling promiseÂ to be an excellent opportunity for those who participate and who want to go deeper into Yoga."Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Swami Nishchalananda, Director, Mandala Yoga Ashram.
The course begins with supper at 6pm on the Friday and ends at lunchtime on the Sunday.
NOTE: This weekend is open to everyone. The posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable forÂ complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Please bringÂ comfortable layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. The pawanmuktasanaÂ movements can actually lower body temperature. Please bring a mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.Â
Johnny can be contacted atÂ www.jgyoga.co.uk