We begin for the year 2020 starting Tuesday February 4th. Come and enjoy the anchor of Yoga, unique in its wholeness, balancing all aspects of our selves.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty … otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom and keep our mind strong and clear.” ~Buddha
February is National Heart Month, we will be opening our hearts, releasing any heaviness, refreshing. We will bring our awareness to Ayurvedic principles of practising wellness and self healing. We will cool the Summer Element of Fire, balancing our Pitta Dosha. We will practise Ahimsa, the first Yama of love, kindness and compassion, firstly for our selves and then we can do the same for others. Ahimsa – love, self care, looking after ourselves with Yoga.
We will open and anchor our hearts in our physical body with back bends for our thoracic spine, bringing space for the flow prana / subtle energy and awareness to the health of our hearts with even calm breaths, equilibrium for our Autonomic nervous system, improving our vagal tone. Inversions for summer, strong mindful poses, opening our shoulders and hips to release emotions, being in our bodies to bring us to the present moment, a cooling effect for February.
Green Heart Meditation
Visualise the colour of green ( the middle colour of the spectrum), green balances and heals, is restful to the physical body and revitalises the mind. Imagine a green light entering the heart centre from the front and back of the torso, breathe it in, store it, accepting its energy of newness and rejuvenation. Visualise nature’s colours in green grass, leaves, bushes, trees, let these green colours nuture you and allow you to get in touch with your natural feelings, your true heart essence.
Green Heart Affirmation
Bring your awareness to Anahatha, the heart chakra meaning to liberate to let go. Observe the flow of breath, let it touch the heart.
‘The purpose of my life is to love, I love by letting go of judgment, Through forgiveness I find peace of mind. ‘We are born with love and fear is what we learn’.