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Yoga Hero Online | The Yoga of Slowing Down - Hatha Yoga with Pranayam and Meditation
25 Nov 2020 6pm - 7:30pm
In our modern world, we are so often encouraged to do more, have more and achieve more, while our innate skill for inner awareness and letting go, too often falls by the wayside.
This 1.5 hr workshop will take us through some of Hatha Yoga’s most traditional practices, helping us to experience directly, some its oldest teachings. We will move through the classic āsana(s) as well exploring some of yoga’s most important and enduring breath expansion exercises (prānāyām). Our practice will culminate in what is arguably yoga’s greatest gift to the world – meditation, whose originally aim was to bring one into closer contact with the true Self.
This workshop is ideal for those who are wanting to stretch and release stored tension in a way that is deep and powerful, yet meditative and relaxing at the same time.
Not ideal for pregnancy past the first trimester since much of the practice is done in the supine position.
Preferred props list:
* 2 blocks
* One small cushion
* One folded blanket
* One belt or strap
** No Props?? No Problem! **
There are many things you can use as an alternative to yoga props, please see the ideas list below, and get creative!
– Bolster alternatives: cushions (you can put some in a pillow case), pillows (we suggest two in one case for extra support), sofa cushions, rolled up blankets, a rolled up yoga mat if you have one to spare
– Strap alternatives: pair of tights, dressing gown tie, tie – Brick alternatives: thick books, lunch boxes, tinned food cans
– Block/Brick alternatives: thinner book (e.g cook book, coffee table book size), rolled up blanket, cushion
Hali has been training restorative yoga teachers for more than 15 years and teaching this lovely practice for more than 20. She has been deeply immersed in the world of yoga since childhood when her mother met her guru from the Himalayas while he was teaching in Canada. For Hali, this began what would be a life long journey into the heart of the yoga practice. She first visited India in 1988 and has been studying at the International Meditation Institute there, every year since. This was where she was introduced to the hatha and restorative practices of yoga, studied Sanskrit, the various Indian scriptures such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita as well as yoga history, religion and philosophy. She also learned the science and immersed herself in the practice of meditation, prananyam and chanting. Hali passionately teaches all aspects of this ancient and rich tradition in ways that are both relevant and accessible.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
- Adults only
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