Yoga for Meditation
7:00pm 10 January 2020 - 12:30pm 12 January 2020
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 click¬†here¬†to book.
With the use of traditional yoga practices this popular weekend offers practical support and encouragement¬†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.¬†Yoga offers a variety of tried and tested preparations and practices to those who seek the benefits of¬†meditation. Complete beginners are most welcome.
Asanas - physical postures and movements such as the joint releasing series of 'pawanmuktasana', as well¬†as hip opening and back strengthening sequences.
Pranayamas - breathing practices including breath awareness, abdominal breathing, nadi shodhana and¬†ujjayi pranayama.
Ajapa japa - the repetition of mantra, synchronized with the breath.
Antar mouna ‚Äď 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 as household duties, and work in the kitchen or grounds; as Swami¬†Nishchalananda says,
¬†"it is an important aspect of Yoga not to regard work as a chore, but rather as a tool to increase sensitivity¬†and awareness."
"Johnny Glover has completed our two year Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram. He is trained¬†in both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions and the courses he proposes to give in Samye Ling promise to be¬†an excellent opportunity for those who participate and who want to go deeper into Yoga."¬†
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†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 for¬†complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Please bring¬†comfortable layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. The pawanmuktasana¬†movements can actually lower body temperature. Please bring a mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.¬†
Johnny can be contacted at¬†www.jgyoga.co.uk