Why do we practice? It’s an important question to ask ourselves because the “why” will often inform the “what & how”…
This course is 7 days of guided practice offering the wisdom of traditional yoga so that you can harness yourself with the knowledge & understanding of how to declutter a busy mind, to know what actually works to help soothe the nervous system, so that you can effectively start to reduce stress & anxiety, and come back to an experience of peaceful rest & heightened awareness.
Together we’ll explore the various methods that both individually, and even more so collectively, make your journey back to mental clarity & embodied wholeness, rich & fruitful. You’ll begin to measure the power of asana, pranayama & meditation, how they help to shape the mind, and as such, shape your day. Each day includes an optional journalling process to reflect & measure the experience of your practice, so that you can begin to observe what it means for you personally and truly taste how it practice & experience progresses over the week - not just on the mat but as you move through your day.
Day 1 - Leverage the Breath, Leverage the Mind (Part I)
Guided practice emphasising the importance of your breath as a means to shaping the mind & nervous system. Stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and empty out.
Day 2 - Letting Go: The Function of Forward Folds
Guided practice to feel and embody the intended function of forward folds, igniting our capacity to empty out & release.
Day 3 - Embracing Stillness
Guided practice combining the power of breath, forward folds with the added infusion of stillness (one of Yoga's core teachings), noticing what it affords the mind.
Day 4 - Leverage the Breath, Leverage the Mind (Part II)
Guided practice emphasising the importance of your breath as a means to shaping the mind & nervous system. Balance the left & right hemispheres of the brain and cultivate homeostasis.
Day 5 - Extracting Wisdom: The Function of Twists
Guided practice to feel and embody the intended function of twists, igniting our capacity to digest & assimilate. Find the centre & clarity to turn experience into wisdom.
Day 6 - Becoming the Witness
Guided practice to intertwine everything already touched upon, cultivating a powerful experience of practice and its ability to drop you back into the space of witness, harnessing your capacity for present moment awareness.
Day 7 - Override Distraction: Third-Eye Kriya
All practice points towards meditation - experience a technique that meets the mind in its movement first, and then skilfully draws it towards the heart of stillness whilst purifying the intended area of focus. Third-Eye Kriya is a means of emptying the mind of clutter and awakening awareness so that we can meet the truth of our experiences with steady clarity & ease.
Your Host: Christina
Christina is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.
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