Yoga for Meditation
7:00pm 08 September 2017 - 12:30pm 10 September 2017
Venue: Samye Ling
With the use of traditional yoga practices this popular weekend offers practical support and encouragement to those who wish to develop a regular meditation practice.
To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.
For many people it can be challenging trying to develop a meditation practice, both physically and mentally. Yoga offers a variety of tried and tested preparations and practices to those who seek the benefits of meditation. Complete beginners are most welcome.
AsanasÂ - physical postures and movements such as the joint releasing series of 'pawanmuktasana', as well as hip opening and back strengthening sequences.
PranayamasÂ - breathing practices including breath awareness, abdominal breathing, the full yogic breath, as well as nadi shodhana and ujjayi pranayama.
Ajapa japaÂ - the repetition of mantra, synchronized with the breath.
Antar mounaÂ â€“ the practice of inner silence.
Yoga nidraÂ - a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep.
Meditation in Action:
An integral part of the weekend will be Karma Yoga. This is not just voluntary work, such as household duties, and work in the kitchen or grounds; asÂ
The course begins with supper at 6pm on the Friday and ends at lunchtime on the Sunday.
NOTE: This weekend is open to everyone. The posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Please bring a mat, sitting block or cushion and a blanket.Â