Webinars

 


Sunday, 26th September

Online: 9.00 am – 10.15/30 am 

To include: philosophy, meditation, āsana and prāṇāyāma

Interoception, Svādhyāya and Svabhāva


We tend to think of our nervous system ~ of which the brain is part ~ as ready and receptive to signals coming to us from the world, through our senses and then via the brain to body.  Thus we answer, we laugh, we run, we swallow, etc.  In truth, our brain is not a one-way street : it is also constantly receiving signals from the body.

Interoceptive awareness is our ability to understand, access and appropriately respond to these internal signals.  This requires of us both insight and mental flexibility.  The ancients Yogins called on us to develop interoceptive awareness through pratyahara, svādhyāya and with the constant awareness of our svabhāva. 

This first workshop on the topic will look at what interoception is and how we use it in our Yoga practice.


Workshop Presenter: Swami Ambikānanda

Cost: £10

To book contact: luci_wmg@traditionalyoga.org


Sunday, 17th October

Online : 9.00 am – 10.15/30 am

To include : presentation, meditation, and prāṇāyāma

'The Inner Journey of Yoga and Climate Change'.


For many of us the impacts of climate change can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult for us as individuals to see how we can make a difference.

This presentation will explore how Yogic philosophy and practice might help deepen our relationship with our natural environment and encourage a sense of reverence from which we take personal action in the fight against climate change. For example, how might the teachings of Patañjali represent a more environmentally sustainable way of living and how we as yoga teachers can influence more environmentally sustainable behaviours “off the mat”.


Workshop Presenter: Helen Clarke

About Helen : After studying geography and environmental management at University, Helen has worked in industry as an Environmental Manager for over 20 years and is currently focused on energy and carbon management. Helen has been practising yoga for over 10 years and teaching for three years.

Cost: £10

To book contact: luci_wmg@traditionalyoga.org


Sunday, 14th November

The Power of the Pause

Online: 9.00 am – 10.15/30 am


To include: philosophy, meditation, āsana and prāṇāyāma The oldest extant teaching of Yoga offers, as its very first lesson in Yoga, the power of the pause. We will look at how this ancient text advocates we use and benefit from this moment. We will also look at and practice the moment of pause as we apply it on our mats in āsana and prāṇāyāma ~ and then look at how we can take it beyond the confines of our mat and into our lives.


Workshop Presenter: Swami Ambikānanda

Cost: £10

To book contact: luci_wmg@traditionalyoga.org

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