An Exploration into The 5 Pillars of Yoga
The day will be an opportunity for some well deserved “me time”, deep relaxation and a chance to explore how to bring your yoga practice into your every day life. We will explore the Sivananda model of the 5 Pillars of Yoga for a healthy, balanced and happy life. The day will end with a deeply relaxing and healing sound bath.
Type of Event
£50 for concessions
Yoga is not just the physical asana (yoga poses) practice that we do in a class, it is a whole system for life. The Sivananda school of yoga devised a model called The Five Pillars of Yoga that encourages us to acknowledge, understand and embrace all elements essential for a balanced healthy lifestyle. Applying the 5 precepts to your life, will help you to stay healthy, balanced and happy.
Through this day we will explore the 5 Pillars;
Positive thinking and meditation
The day will end with an hour long sound bath by the amazing Gordon Coxon (). Here is a bit from Gordon’s website about the power of sound baths:
In a gong bath, laying down on a comfortable mat or in a reclining chair, you are literally ‘bathed’ in sound. The cleansing metaphor holds true as the vibrating tones of the gong break through the mental and physical blocks of mind, body and spirit to promote a deep sense of well-being, relaxation and inner peace. The sound of the gong has the effect of timelessness – and of de-materialisation. People often have the experience of floating in space, or in an ocean. Some have inspiring visions, or see colours.
More than a musical instrument, the gong is a conduit for vibrational waves of energy, releasing reverberating tones of great fullness and resonance that interact with the human body on a very deep, even cellular level. The gong facilitates deep meditation; it can open all the chakras and enable healing to more readily occur, as the body concentrates on drawing in the sounds it needs to re-align and harmonise itself.
And the silence which settles when the gong bath ends is often very profound.
Most people emerge from a gong bath feeling extremely relaxed, re-energised and refreshed. The aura, nerve and immune systems seem strengthened and the inner voice of higher consciousness more easily heard.
The day will be an opportunity for some well deserved “me time”, deep relaxation and a chance to explore how to bring your yoga practice into your every day life.
The cost for the day including the sound bath is £65. Lunch is not included but tea and fruit will be provided.
Unity Studios on Lewes Road. Arrivals from 10.30 am for 11 am start – 6pm (please allow a bit of time after 6pm as the gong bath will finish then so you don’t want to have to get up and rush off, it might be more like 6.15pm finish!)