Yoga is all about love

This term we’ve been considering the classical paths of yoga. All yoga is based on love, so whether you are into Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Gnana yoga, Bhakti yoga or Karma yoga, you’ll be coming from a place of love.

After the short relaxation and the stretches and warm-ups, we’ll begin by working with the cobra pose. Let’s try a variety of approaches. Then we’ll continue with the locust and the bow. On to a nice solid slantboard, adding the one-handed balance. Now we’ll try an interesting and somewhat tricky version of slantboard, before pushing back into the swan.

The sequence swan – cat – dog works very well with ujjayi breathing. Then we’ll progress to swan – cat – cobra. Coming up on to the knees, we’ll practise the half-camel and the full camel. That’s one of my favourite poses! On to a twist now in the form of the mermaid.

No, I haven’s forgotten the challenge pose! For the last time this term we’ll enjoy working with the nose-to-knee posture.

Meditation is focusing on something very small – the tip of the nose. And relaxation is marmanasthanam kriya, the 22 body part relaxation.

Have a great Easter break everyone! We’re returning on April 27th/28th for an 11 week summer term.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti