Are all on line until further notice
Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Classes
online, alternate weeks
Friday morning, 10-11.30
Bring a journal and pen.
Yasodhara Hatha Yoga
Is suitable for all levels
Yasodhara Yoga integrates classical asanas with spiritual practices of mantra and meditation and encourages relaxation within the practice. Offered in small groups, these classes empower students to accept and listen to their bodies. Non-competitive and compassionate, open to all levels.
Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga
“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.
Cost: £1-15. A little kindness goes a long way. You can contribute towards bursaries with our Pay it Forward Price: £15 (including £5 towards a bursary to assist another student), £10, or for those with little income in these difficult times, £1-5
We would much rather you paid what you can afford than not attend the classes because of financial restrictions.
The Radha House Association is a charity (no 1057281) that helps people benefit from our Yoga. Teachers donate the proceeds from these classes and workshops to help others. For those who attend regularly, there is also a Gift Aid option. Please ask for the form here.
N.B. To make sure that you are able to access the class, please make sure that payment is made by 6pm on Thursday evening.