16th March 2019 Hidden Language & 2nd Cakra Workshop
The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga with Extended Relaxation 10am – 12.00 pm, two hours to unwind over shared lunch, and Kundalini Workshop: The Second Cakra: Svadisthana Cakra. Exploring key concepts at this level of conciousness. 2-4pm.
Come out to the country for a part or whole day retreat. There is a Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga session between10-12, followed by a shared vegetarian/ vegan g/f lunch and opportunity to relax in the garden, followed by an exploration of The First Cakra of the Kundalini System 2-4pm. Satsang will be offered afterwards. (Attendance at Satsang by donation to charity).
Come for part or all of the day. The afternoon session is reflective practice through mantra, meditation and relaxation. Bring a mat and blanket and note book and pen for both sessions.
The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Symbols, Secrets and Metaphor
“Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is both deeply personal and brilliantly universal. Through attention to the symbolism of the asanas, (postures), we can discover layers of meaning and make connections that change our lives. Because we are listening to the body, our reflections take on an honesty and reality that the mind can’t deny. As we move into the asana, it becomes clear where we are holding tension, where we are protecting ourselves, where we open. Starting from an attitude of acceptance, we can encourage movement and bring in curiosity. What is holding? How does it relate the symbolism of the position?
Symbols resonate with meaning and allude to a richness that continues to be revealed as they are explored. They always hold further mystery. When we realize that the names of the asanas and the physical positions themselves are symbolic, we are standing at a doorway. Through the Hidden Language process, Swami Radha offers us a key.
Bringing reflection into our Hatha Yoga practice, we learn to listen- not just to the body, but also to our thoughts, intuition and memories. We observe and acknowledge images that may arise in our minds, connected with the symbol. By being aware of the interactions between our body, our mind and the symbol, the pose deepens. Yoga is suddenly more than a workout at a certain time of day. It becomes relevant off the mat. The insights gathered in practice can be carried into action. Life starts to change. Yoga comes alive.”
By Swami Lalitananda, from the forward to Hatha Yoga The Hidden Language by Swami Sivananda Radha.
“In the Hidden Language approach to Hatha Yoga, founded by Swami Sivananda Radha, the asanas can be realised as mudras, sacred seals or gestures. If we want to understand what secrets they hold, we can inquire and reflect and begin to loosen up what has been sealed away- in our bodies, in our minds, in the potency of the poses themselves”.
Swami Lalitananda, The Hidden Life of Asanas.
The Hidden Language approach is a reflective one. Bring a mat, blanket, journal and pen.
£20 per session. Early bird booking: £18 when booked at least four weeks before the date of the workshop.
£50 for the day. Early bird booking: £45 for the whole day when booked at least four weeks before the date of the workshop.
Accommodation is available, minimum two night stay. Click here for self catering or full board options: Accommodation