Yogic Meditation : From Dharana (Concentration) into Dhyana (Meditation)
April 1st, 10-11h15am (offered once a month building up from the basics)
Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques. The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skillfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
Sirsasana & Pincha Mayurasana
Oct 9th 9h-11h, Casa Vinyasa Vevey
Fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Breath, Bandhas, Drishti, Vinyasa
Feb 13, 2022 9h-11h Casa Vinyasa
The most visible aspect of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system is the different yoga asanas (postures), more important though is the invisible content, which consists of three fundamental techniques: Breath, Bandhas and Drishti. The postures represent beads, and the three fundamental techniques form the string that holds the beads together to create a mala (necklace). The system is designed to work as a movement meditation, where the transition from each posture to the next are as important as the postures themselves, Vinyasa.
In this workshop we will revisit and deepen our understanding of these foundations.
There will be a 45 min lecture followed by applying the foundations going through Surya Namaskar A & B
The sun salutations are the foundation of our Asana practice. Understanding and practicing this sequence with full awareness will allow us to understand and to properly do the asanas that proceed.
One can dig really deep in to this sequence which is taken very lightly. Many practitioners rush through the sequence and are more focused with more amusing and complicated asanas that come after. As students advance quickly they will realise that they can only go so far and that at some point they will get stuck. Unfortunately injuries and some chronic irritation and pain starts to show up somewhere in the body, leading to frustration and in some cases abandoning the practice. If we don’t have a strong foundation we can’t build a house on top and eventually it will crumble.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an internal practice not an exercise!
Price: 50 CHF
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Foundations & Coordination
March 5, 2022 14h-16h Yoga Flame
* Build a solid foundation.
* Develop the prerequisite strength, coordination, mobility and awareness, for arm balances.
* Key progressions to build the correct coordination and alignment to balance on your arms
Delara will be sharing with you her expertise as a Rolfer Structural Intégration therapist and a life time student of movement working with quality of movement and perception to increase proprioception, intelligence and awareness to understand how you are assembling and activating your body in gravity to balance on your arms.
Working on muscle strength is only a part of the equation.The brain and the motor neurones do not perceive separated muscles. They understand movement. When we change our perception and intention of movement, we coordinate differently and recruit and engage distinct parts of the body.
Correct coordination and technique allows for a lifetime of sustainable practice, happy shoulders and wrists no matter how intense and complicated is your asana practice.
This workshop is suitable for practitioners with an already established yoga practice.
Price: 49 CHF
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