Our topic for discussion today is on our thoughts. We all have them, constantly, and for many they can seemingly unwillingly and uncontrollably occupy our mind with an activity or quality that does not support our health and wellbeing.
I was first introduced to The Yoga of Stillness, Esoteric Yoga, nearly ten years ago by some friends who were practitioners of this modality. Over the years I had already explored many styles of yoga and had been teaching yoga myself for nearly seven.
The practice of Esoteric Yoga, The Yoga of Stillness was unlike any other yoga class that I had attended and I must say it was a game changer for me in that I experienced everything that I had always been looking for in yoga, but had not yet found up until that point.
This class is a 12 minute simple and gentle yoga/exercise session accessible to all. In the event of existing injury and/or medical condition, please take into consideration any recommendation from your primary care physician and be discerning if the physical movements and exercises offered here are appropriate for you. Listen to your body, enjoy and let yourself be guided what your body feels.
6 – 10 January 2020
7am– 8am | Monday – Friday | with Donna Nolan (nee Gianniotis)
Join Donna for 5 morning classes that will support you in your reconnection with your body and being leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the year ahead. Donna’s classes are deeply supportive and include stretching, strengthening, breathing and meditation. This intensive is open to the complete beginner to the more experienced student. The word ‘intensive’ here simply means 5 classes in 5 days.
These classes will include
- Body Awareness meditation
- Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises
- Gentle breathing
- Deep connection with your body
Your investment $100.
Yoga Essentia, Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club.
For bookings or enquiries contact Donna at email@example.com or call 0408 783187
How many of us subscribe to the philosophy of ‘no pain – no gain’ and apply it to various aspects of our lives?
Yet when we truly practice yoga, we learn to develop a relationship with our body, where we listen to what it is telling us and respond and move in a way that is deeply honouring. After all, yoga means union and how can we be in union if there is not a true respect for the body.
This means no pushing, no hardness, no pain.
With this, there is much to actually gain.
We are into March and we have had a change of season. Observing the change in season reminds us that life is never static and that there will always be change. What we have found is that the more connected we are, then life can have its ebbs and flows, yet we can remain centred and still amongst the busyness of what goes on without being affected by our external circumstances.
The more we focus on deepening our inner quality of being the more we are equipped to handle what comes our way in work, relationships and friendships. We can foster the deepening of our inner connection in every moment through our quality of movement.
It’s that time of year again, the silly season. December has dawned upon us and we draw close to the end of yet another year.
December can be a tricky time for many, school finishing, work being busy as we try to get it all done by the end of the year, festivities with Christmas parties, catching up with friends and family, the extra spending, perhaps later nights than usual, eating and drinking more.
Our outer world, the environment we live in reflects our inner world.
We have been exploring of late what it feels like to create space in our physical environment ie. our home and/or office and how this affects how we feel in our body.
If we come back to “everything is energy, therefore everything is because of energy” (Serge Benhayon), then it is common sense that as we let go of physical possessions whether that be clothes, CD’s that we no longer listen to, books that just sit and gather dust, this physical discarding reflects a shift within ourselves and brings about a sense of lightness and ease in our body.
Everything we say, everything we do, everything we think, everything we live carries and has an affect not only on ourselves, but on everyone and everything around us. What we leave behind from the quality in which we express something in is called an energetic imprint. When we open up to the possibility of energetic imprints we soon discover that there is a deeper level of responsibility for us to hold in how we live, a realisation which at times can rock our level of comfort and call us to make changes in our lives.
We leave energetic imprints everywhere and if we choose to we can become aware of those imprints, their quality and their effect on us and everything around us – this is natural and a redevelopment of energetic awareness.
This is a simple body awareness meditation that is accessible to all people. This meditation can be done in a lying down position and offers you the opportunity to deeply rest and reconnect with your body. This meditation helps to develop conscious presence – that is having the mind with the body.
Read more about meditation and download further free Meditations.
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About Donna Nolan
Donna Nolan has a love of supporting people to reconnect with their body through yoga, meditation, massage and the Esoteric Therapies. With over 17 years experience as a practitioner, she is dedicated to true health and wellbeing.
About Alexandra Plane
As a complementary health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor Alexandra Plane is known for her gentle nature, love for people and deep integrity. Alexandra’s love and dedication is towards bringing deep care back into people’s life and the community.