with Stewart Gilchrist
Transformation is an inevitable and magical part of life. The teachings of yoga include a perspective called parinamavada, where proceeding mindfully with any action, we must first acknowledge the starting point because we will not be the same person at the end of the journey. As yogis, we are not as prone to ignore the changing of our minds and thoughts as others but we often distort the reality of who we are based on who and how we think we should be. This may arise on the yoga mat in many negative aspects: practicing very intensely when we are physically or mentally fatigued; avoiding vinyasa and eating heavy foods when we are stagnant or going to advanced yoga classes when a gentler class better suits our experience and abilities.
In this workshop we will explore in depth the effect that counterposes have on our emotions, our breathing capacity and our energy levels as we move through the asana practice. From a simple upward dog to a downward dog, shoulderstand to fish pose or revolved triangle on each side the change in our prana is significant. We will also examine the subtle differences between surya and Chandra bhedana pranayama
By recognizing the two parts as being one we will bring a balance to our practice and equanimity to the way we honour ourselves on the mat and in the not so balanced world of London.
£35 /£30 (before March 5th)