Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of love and devotion. A Bhakta is a devotee; Bhakti means worship or devotion; Bhakti Marga is the path to realisation through devotion; and Bhakti yoga is one of the four major branches of yoga, the others being Raja, Karma and Jnana.

Let’s begin our class this week with 3 resounding ‘OM’s’. We’ll greet our challenge posture – nose to knee – then come to sitting through the boat. Now up to standing for the Tree of Life breath. Moving from Warrior 2 through to Triangle, and then deep immersion into the Mountain Sequence. Shall we try two balance postures? Working with outer balance brings inner balance, and that is so needed in our turbulent world.

Back down to the mat through the squat, and then we’ll have a good look at the half-headstand. It’s great to look at the world from another angle!

Meditation is a chant, ‘OM Namah Shivaya’. It’s set to quite a jolly tune which I’m hoping we’ll all find uplifting.

Relaxation is all about breathing in ‘OM’ on the inhalation, then breathing out ‘OM’ on the exhalation.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti