at Oulton Nr Aylsham NR11 6NX
Tuesday Evening Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Classes 6-7.30pm
with optional satsang after 7.30-8.15pm. Attendance at satsang by donation. 100% of all donations go to Radha House Association Charity no 1057281.
Suitable for all levels
Autumn Term starts 18th September 2018
Tuesday Classes on: 18th, 25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th December.
No class on 23rd October
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.
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.
Bring a journal and pen.
Investment: £88 for the term, which is £8 per class when paid for the term up front, £5 per class for those in financial difficulty.
You can pay here: http://PayPal.me/yogalightness
Drop ins are welcome, £10, or £6 for those in financial difficulty.
Concessions available, please feel free to discuss.
A proportion of class fees go to Radha House Association Charity no 1057281. It’s function is to support the teachings of Yasodhara Yoga in Europe. For more info see yasodharayoga.org/europe charity.
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