Inner energy and the classical path

It’s launch day for my latest book! YOGA POSES QUESTIONS is now available from Amazon and I’m delivering the pre-ordered books to my classes today and tomorrow.
This week’s class is continuing the theme of working with the inner energies. We’ll begin with the complete yoga breath, mahat pranayama. Then, after stretches and warm-ups, we’ll work with the classical poses: shoulderstand, plough, fish, nose-to-knee and twist. Coming up through the boat, we’ll meet forward bend, backward bend, twist, before coming on to all fours for the cat and the dog. The dog has been our challenge pose for this half-term.
Meditation is about sitting in the heart and experiencing being embraced by the energy of love. Relaxation is the foot movement from Kaya Kriya.
Our classes recommence on September 15th for a 12 week term. I do hope you enjoy your summer reading! YOGA POSES QUESTIONS explores all the queries you may have had but in novel form. It’s a follow-on to HOME FROM OM, but stands happily alone. Enjoy some healthy reading!
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

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A Celebration of Cats!

This week it’s a celebration of ‘cats’!

We’re seeking Inner Peace. Finding ways of using movement to uncover the peace within.

Cat stretch and breath begins our work. Then we’ll add counting into the three areas used for the Complete Yoga Breath. Then the Victorious Breath will be added. Let’s have a big Dog Stretch! Back to cat for the ‘wagging of the tail’ – SO good for relieving tension in the lower back! Now we’re going to use a knee to nose routine, in the cat pose, to exaggerate the movement in the spine. Let’s try that big dog stretch again!

Moving meditation in the form of Swan-Cat-Dog will take us to our peaceful inner centre, especially when we add the victorious breath once more.

Now on to some work in Camel, (Ustrasana). And we’ll complete our asana work with the challenge pose of this half-term which is Tortoise.

Meditation is a visualisation. Come along and try it!

Relaxation is breathing in ‘peace’ and breathing out ‘peace’

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti.