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Pranayama & Meditation

Today’s fast paced, multi tasked way of living has created levels of stress that without it we actually feel as if we are not living. Yet this “hamster-wheel” speed is creating a state of imbalance and unrest initiated in the mind but also affecting breathing and the physical body in a significant way. If this is not managed, then chronic conditions and other situations in life may arise.

Yoga offers the practices of Pranayama and Meditation as a panacea to move towards balance and stillness. From this the practitioner may have experiences of Oneness. Special Pranayama and Meditation group classes led by Manish 

Pranayama

Prana” is a Sanskrit word that means life-force or vital energy which keeps the body alive and “Ayama” is a Sanskrit word that means expansion. Pranayama is the process of expanding our life-force.

There are a series of simple progressive practices that enables us to witness our normal breath, and then move towards a more natural breath – effortless, deep and silent. We are often left with a feeling of being energised and relaxed, witnessing the expansion of our life force.

The practices cover breath awareness, cleansing, balancing, stimulating and deepening of the breathing capacity. Guidance from physiological to spiritual essence of the practices will make this exploration with the breath a joyous experience.

 

Meditation

Yoga at the core in all its practices and styles is about the mind. Through the support of Asanas (Postures) and Pranayama (Breath focus), one unlocks the door to the mind using the key of Awareness.

In the process of focusing (Dharana) and then de-focusing (Dhyana), meditation happens. Practises of silent witnessing, breath witnessing, mantra repetition (Japa), Yoga Nidra practices or any other forms are only techniques to help the practitioner to move towards an inner silence and stillness. From this point, the integration in every aspect of known and unknown happens (Samadhi).

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Testimonials

express my sincere thanks for the workshop

I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for the workshop on Saturday. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of the day as i haven’t done anything like this before but it proved to be a wonderful and insightful experience. The space was lovely, and the way you explain things makes everything really fascinating and engaging to listen to. Even though I was familiar with some of it through your yoga classes, I felt I came away at the end of the day with a much deeper  understanding and have definitely been more aware of and mindful of my breathing . The exercises were really helpful and the relaxations were amazing..  What a difference it makes when you get your breathing right! I am still feeling in a very calm state of mind… Hope it lasts as I am not a naturally calm person!

DP

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