Yoga for Meditation
7:00pm 03 November 2023 - 12:30pm 05 November 2023
Venue: Samye Ling
** FULLY BOOKED - WAITLIST ONLY **
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.
To place your name on a wailist for this course, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Antar mouna – the practice of inner silence.
Ajapa japa - the repetition of mantra, synchronised with the breath.
Yoga nidra - a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep.
"Johnny Glover completed our two year Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram from 2005 - 2007. He is trained in both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions and the courses he proposes to give 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 after supper at 7pm on the Friday and ends in time for lunch at 12.30 pm 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 your own mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.
Johnny can be contacted at www.jgyoga.co.uk .