Yoga helps us understand our place in the universe. In this weekend Mira first shows what is involved in Yoga practice and how it can help with physical problems. She then turns to the constituents of the body, the five elements. She explains how imprints remain in the subconscious mind. She has an interactive style of teaching, encouraging students to ask questions and clear doubts.
The four-part workshop involves both practice and theory. It is open to all, although some prior experience of Yoga will be helpful.
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
open to all, except complete beginners
Participants will find it useful to read Mira’s books Health through Yoga, Yoga: the Iyengar Way, Yoga Explained and How to Use Yoga.
yoga practice + how to make it happen
sat 10 november 2018 10.00am – 12.30pm
Joy and well-being are the fruits of Yoga. For them to be permanent persistence and a dispassionate attitude are necessary. While doing postures the mind needs to disengage from sensory stimuli. Repetition strengthens this disengagement so that the mind becomes steady.
heart, lungs, gut + head
sat 10 november 2018 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Yoga practice should be in harmony with the body’s natural movement and energies. In this way it improves the functioning of body systems and organs, relieving aches and pains in everyday and exceptional situations. Connections in and between postures are shown.
postures, breath training + the cosmic person
sun 11 november 2018 10.00am – 12.30pm
Yoga teaches that the body contains the five elements that make up the universe: earth, water, fire, air and space. Correct practice of postures changes the interaction of all these elements to balance them. Pranayama explores the element of air.
breath + the karmic subconscious
sun 11 november 2018 2.00pm – 4.30pm
The breath is intimately linked to the mind and emotional states. The imprints of experiences remain in the subconscious mind but can be released through Yoga practice. By bringing awareness of the mind-breath connection you can de-stress tensions hidden in the body.