Monday Evenings Yoga & Meditation
This nourishing evening class combines slow and mindful yoga practice designed to down-regulate the nervous system, gently awaken the body’s energy circuits and re-integrate body and mind. 45 minutes of yoga is followed by 30 minutes of pranayaama and guided meditation.
Autumn Term 2022, 8pm-9.15pm
This autumn our Monday evening Movement & Meditation classes will focus on two of my favourite subjects of late; the Bandhas and the Vayus. As we progress deeper into yoga exploring beyond the initial shapes and alignments of postures, we come to the more subtle powers at work in our bodies as the energetic layer reveals itself. The Bandhas and the Vayus are key aspects of hatha yoga practice but are often misunderstood and practiced crudely. This Autum term we will explore these two bodies of knowledge and experience them within our own gentle evening movement & meditation practice.
The Five Vayus
17 October – 21 November
(No class on 31 October)
A Vayu is an energetic force that moves in a specific direction to control bodily functions and activities.The Sanskrit word Vayu translates as “wind,” and the root ‘va’ translates to “that which flows.”
These five primary currents of vital force are Prana-Vayu, Apana-Vayu, Samana-Vayu, Udana-Vayu, and Vyana-Vayu. Cultivating a basic awareness of the five Vayus will help us deepen our awareness of body and breath to enrich our yoga practice and expand our prana practice.
In this five week course we will explore the domain and function of each vayu incorporating awareness and practice into our gentle evening yoga; dynamic practice (Wednesday mornings), meditation and pranayama practice
Week 1 Apana Vayu: The energy that governs elimination, downward and outward movement
Week 2: Samana Vayu: Governs assimilation, discernment, inner absorption, consolidation
Week 3: Prana Vayu: Governs intake, inspiration, propulsion, forward momentum
Week 4: Udana Vayu Governs growth, speech, expression, ascension, upward movement
Week 5: Vyana-Vayu: Governs circulation on all levels, expansiveness, pervasiveness
Single Session £20
5 Class Discount Pass (Valid In Wednesday class as well):£75