Spring is an ideal time for a fresh start, with the gradually longer days and warmer climes it is natural to be want to spend more times outdoors. I invite you this Spring on an exploration of authentic, traditional yoga .
Yoga is a structured means by which one can systematically come to the gateway of profound inner knowledge, for some it is transformational for others it is a confirmation of deep murmurings.
I want to share the ancient authentic wisdom traditions of yoga and well-being with you. I reach out to all serious people; of all body shapes, levels of experience and ages to extend your knowledge through activity and self enquiry.
I believe that the post c-19 world should be one of integrated communities, this means getting out there and saying ‘hi’ to the people we share our space with.
Yoga is a brilliant way to do this because yoga is for all people, regardless of gender, body type, age or ability.
Reason 1:You’ll learn to control your emotions, not suppress them.
As the felt response to a given situation, emotions play a key part in your reactions. When you’re in tune with them, you have access to important knowledge that helps with decision making and relationships. I have written about yoga for mental health else where on my blog.
Accept your emotions — all of them
Accepting emotions as they come helps you gain self understanding. Increasing your comfort around intense emotions allows you to fully feel them without reacting in unhelpful ways.
So… Take a deep breath
There’s much to be said for the power of a deep breath, whether you’re ridiculously happy or so angry you can’t speak. Slowing down and paying attention to your breath won’t make the emotions go away (that’s not the goal).
Nevertheless, deep breathing exercises can help you ground yourself and take a step back from the first intense flash of emotion and any extreme reaction you want to avoid.
Reason 2:Understand your body rather than forcing it to fit a modern template
Yoga knowledge reaches back into the human story over 6000 years. There is a reason you have the body that you do. Cherish it, it will always change. By borrowing from the traditions of yoga we will begin understanding the nature of change and how it is integral to our growth.
Reason 3:Develop your power of intuition
Yoga teaches us to move beyond a simple reductionist view of reality. We are engaged in something more meaningful than simply our sense perceptions.
Each one of my yoga classes incorporates meditation. The principals of yogic meditation have been borrowed by many modern approaches, experience first hand the original form of these modern approaches.
When you still the (surface level) internal dialogue intuition comes to you. You will learn to interpret the amazing things that your body is communicating.
Reason 4: If your cup is already full how can you add anything new?
We have to be willing to let go of one thing so that something new can enter.
Entering a wider knowledge base and also the community is opening yourself up so that you can wisely take on board that which will help you cross a barrier. On the other side? That which lays dormant within you.
Surrendering the ego so that the real you can win. The beginner mindset is the ideal starting point of entry into the profoundly deep.
Reason 5:By the end of summer, you will not be your best self. You will simply (and magnificently) be yourself.
The difference will be that you will have a clear understanding of the process of stilling the mind. What is more, you will have it with you to use whenever you need it.
In fact, the fundamentals of Yoga with Sunil are such that you will be able to explain them with precision to your friends and family members. The information will have been assimilated into a wider body of knowledge that is contained within you. There’s a good chance that you will continue to practice yoga, develop and look on the group as a community.
A few weeks ago I reached out to my small but dedicated group of yogin’s to see if they wanted to share their lockdown yoga experiences. I ‘met’ Pam for the first time during my lockdown #1 yoga classes, we have yet to meet in real life.
Daily live yoga classes are held via Zoom, you can download the app to your phone, tablet or laptop. I send you an invitation to the class to your email address, all you have to do is click the link and the class starts.
You can buy a single class, a week of morning classes or evening classes. week of classes
Will everyone be able to see me doing yoga?
No. Nobody can see into your space, I turn off video functionality on your side as you sign in. You can turn off your video sharing to further prevent this from happening.
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Evening Yoga Classes
Book 3 Evening online yoga classes.
Morning Yoga Classes
Book 3 morning online yoga classes.
Single Yoga Class (Evening)
Select multiples to buy more than 1. You can use these at your convenience. Experience the deep chill, see you on the mat!
It will be a new learning experience for all involved, however; I will still tailor each online yoga class depending on whom is present. Whether you have been practicing with me for years or just a few classes, I have a good understanding about your physiology as well as where in you development you are. Each class can be adapted to suit the needs of those present.
The following post is a summary of our last 1 day yoga retreat at Waterford Village Hall back in Autumn 2019. We had 15 guests who completed feedback forms, you can see a summary of their comments of the day by clicking on the link below.
I have some exciting new to share with you, I have decided to leave the day job and make a go of living my passion as a full time Yoga teacher. It has been a long time ambition of mine to do more of what I love to do and share my enthusiasm for Yoga with as many people as possible.
“You have cancer”. The 3 words no one ever wants to hear. It took my breath away. Literally. I stopped breathing and almost passed out. Once I gained composure, I knew I had to be strong. Strong in my mind. I knew I was going to lose control of what was going to happen to my physical body but I still had control of my mental state. And that’s where Yoga came in.
This post is based on the most frequently asked questions that people email me about. It will help give you a quick breakdown of the general things you can expect when you come to Yoga Hertford or Yoga Ware.
If you are new to Yoga Hertford you probably have a lot of questions like; what is yoga? Or what are the different types of Yoga? These types of open questions are a useful device because it means we keep an open mind as we practice, that’s super important. All of my classes are suitable for beginners yoga.
Yoga can be bad for you if you have an preexisting health condition and through the practice of certain positions your condition becomes worse. It is the role of the teacher to keep you safe. There has been a lot of research into Asana (Yoga postures), and with the guidance of Osteopaths and other body work specialists there is no reason why anyone’s health should be compromised when practicing Yoga. Continue reading Is Yoga bad for you?→