Category: May 2015

Resting over the ball in between contractions, remember horizontal is not so effective DURING contractions
Resting over the ball in between contractions, remember horizontal is not so effective DURING contractions
As the contraction rises and peaks, blow out through your mouth and roll back towards heels, open and relax pelvis and pelvic floor
As the contraction rises and peaks, blow out through your mouth and roll back towards heels, open and relax pelvis and pelvic floor
To relieve pressure in the pelvis try bringing one leg out to the side, this will help the baby's head to descend
To relieve pressure in the pelvis try bringing one leg out to the side, this will help the baby’s head to descend
Staying in a more upright position over the ball will help you to feel centered and in control, REMEMBER GRAVITY IS YOUR FRIEND IN LABOUR!
Staying in a more upright position over the ball will help you to feel centered and in control, REMEMBER GRAVITY IS YOUR FRIEND IN LABOUR!
As the contraction peaks, blow out through the mouth, use the 'strong and spacious' breath to release down into the pelvic floor
As the contraction peaks, blow out through the mouth, use the ‘strong and spacious’ breath to release down into the pelvic floor
Try squatting over the ball for a few of your contractions, open the pelvis, use supports under your feet if necessary
Try squatting over the ball for a few of your contractions, open the pelvis, use supports under your feet if necessary
Bearing down in the squat position is extremely effective
Bearing down in the squat position is extremely effective

This weeks sessions have been all about finding freedom in your practice.

How do we do this?

By slowing down, allowing the breath to lead the movements, letting go of the rushing and the ‘need to do ‘.

Let go of the idea of what you think the posture SHOULD look like, get into how it feels.

Can you stay and breathe? Soften the edges of the pose by softening the muscles around the bones, feel that you invite your mind to breathe into every part of your body.

Then you will feel the expansion , the release, lightness and ease.

Bring a deep awareness to your practice, DO LESS, STAY LONGER AND SURRENDER INTO STILLNESS.

Discover your true nature.

When you wake up, put your mind in your heart, hold it there, all day.

See what a difference it makes to yourself and those around you!

When you are practicing, always return your hands to your heart space, honor and nourish yourself at every opportunity!

Yoga is the ability to direct and focus mental activity’

Does my practice really transform how I think?

How much do I apply Yoga to my daily life?

Through yoga, can I become more aware of who I am and what I am doing?

Citta: the mind, intelligence, thought , emotions

Vritti: of fluctuations, movements activities

Nirodhah: stopping, controlling

 

Honour the spaciousness within.

Cultivate Inner strength.

Feel the awareness of the Universal Energy flowing through you as you rest joyfully in the stillness of the present moment.

 

Knees hip distance apart, inhale arms up slowly
Knees hip distance apart, inhale arms up slowly
Float arms down to mat as you exhale
Float arms down to mat as you exhale
inhaling, lengthening the spine, especially lower back, dont dip
inhaling, lengthening the spine, especially lower back, dont dip
begin to exhale the head and neck forwards.Continue to breathe and release all down the back , moving towards the heels really slowly
begin to exhale the head and neck forwards.Continue to breathe and release all down the back , moving towards the heels really slowly
rest at the heels and breathe
rest at the heels and breathe
draw the body weight through the arms slowly. Pelvis is off the floor, you are supporting your body weight. Breathe deeply, be relaxed.
draw the body weight through the arms slowly. Pelvis is off the floor, you are supporting your body weight. Breathe deeply, be relaxed.
Hands stay connected,toes tucked under, roll sit bones upwards, connect to your breath and let the posture breathe and flow. keep moving body weight back towards heels
Hands stay connected,toes tucked under, roll sit bones upwards, connect to your breath and let the posture breathe and flow. keep moving body weight back towards heels
rest on to heels and breathe across lower back
rest on to heels and breathe across lower back
Inhale arms back to top
Inhale arms back
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This is our focus for the next few weeks of practice, when we learn to REALLY slow down, observe, and be quiet in our practice, we give ourselves the opportunity for surrender.

Taking the time to slow down enough to REALLY LISTEN.

The aim of our weekly class is to provide the support to continue this awareness throughout our daily lives.

We know how joyful this feels, when we take the time to JUST BE.

To be with our breath, our body to really look inwards and BE with ourselves.

Honoring the spaciousness within.

Practice photographs will follow, …….when Ive worked out how to do it!!!!

In the meantime, try a little breathing practice, a coming home to yourself….

Sit comfortably in your preferred meditation seat.

Allow your spine to be free.

Tune in to your regular breathing, observe where your body breathes in that moment.

Begin to REALLY observe the INHALATION, the nature of where it arises .

Observe the pause before you exhale

Begin to really observe the EXHALATION, the nature of where it releases

Observe the pause before you inhale.

Continue in this way, for as long as you have set aside, becoming completely absorbed in this circle of breath.

Everything else falls away, and you are just breathing, observing and resting in the stillness that is created in the pauses.

Feel the release and freedom that this practice brings you, use it when you need to create spaciousness in your life.

 

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