Yoga is a practice that offers something for everyone. It is an ancient, yet still relevant way of using our mind and body to regain and maintain peace and balance after afflictions and conflicts have made their way in. The practice of Yoga is the constant bringing back of the peaceful mind and steady body. Yoga nutures your highest energy, your spirit, your inner light.
The ancient philosophy of Yoga has many different methods and approaches on how to live in peace and balance. Some of these methods include the practice of Hatha Yoga (physical movement and breathing techniques) and yogic meditation.
Divine You Yoga draws on many forms of physical movement, breathing and meditation techniques to create a style of Yoga practice for you.
Age is a state of mind, but the human physical body does change through time, its natural processes generally slow down and show signs of wear and tear. This is the time in our lives when Yoga and meditation can be used as a method to calm and restore the nervous system and help prolong the steadiness of the body and ease of breath, in order to support the everyday activities.
The benefits of yoga practice during pregnancy offer a woman the opportunity to relax and ease some of the discomforts that come along with the experience! Yoga helps to maintain mobility and strength for a woman's changing body and supports her mentally to prepare for birth and motherhood.
Divine You Yoga draws on many forms of techniques and variations of postures, to support restrictions in movement in order to create a style of Hatha Yoga and meditation practice for your stage in life.
The practice of yogic meditation provides a way to allow the mind to become introspective and contemplative. By doing so, one can discover deeper levels of their self and refresh the mind, so that life can be experienced with more vitality!
There are many different tools to practice yogic meditation but for the most part, the overall approach is to let the mind be, by simply observing the mind and getting to know it well, with time a gradual sense of ease will emerge where stillness and internal silence is what is left 'to be'.
The practice of yogic meditation includes withdrawing the senses (Pratyahara), developing concentration (Dharana), and obtaining pure awarness, the silent and peaceful observer (Dhyana)
Yoga Nidra is a method of yogic meditation that encourages deep relaxation, by entering phases of the mind present in deep sleep whilst still remaining awake. 'Nidra' in the ancient language of Sanskrit means 'sleep'. The practice of Yoga Nidra unites the deeper levels of our subconscious with our conscious state, whilst still alert.
Yoga Nidra is experienced in a lying down position (a well-supported armchair can also be used) whilst being guided through a series of breathing exercises and simple instructions. Some of these instructions include awareness of parts of the body, feelings and sensations and visual imagery to help withdraw consciousness from the outside world to the internal world. This method allows tension from the physical body and conscious mental workings to relax and drift into the background of awareness, so that one can begin to recognise their deeper levels of being.
Nada Yoga is an ancient method of practicing meditation through sounds. 'Nada' in Sanskrit means 'sound' and defines the primal vibration present in all. Sound as vibration can be found in all forms, from gross to subtle, from external to internal, from psychic to ethereal. Nada Yoga is practiced by gradually progressing sound awareness from the external to internal, in order to help still our mental workings and direct our awareness inwards. There are various levels of yogic sound perception, one of which is 'Barkhari' or, that is audible. The practice of Nada Yoga in this way can include singing bowls and by chanting mantras or syllables such as 'om'.
Divine You Yoga includes meditation techniques in all of its classes. Yoga Nidra is offered as a separate class in order to experience the full benefits of this method.
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