Control of the breath is one of the oldest yogic practices. Although modern classes are focused on postures, the main physical technique in early texts is pranayama. This is said to be the key to inward focus, and freedom from suffering. In this afternoon workshop at Globe House Yoga, near London Bridge (Saturday 14 September, 2:00 - 4:00 pm), we'll explore a variety of traditional methods, as well as discussing the theory behind them, along with their place in yoga history. Contact Daniel to book.
Modern yoga is focused on postures, but other forms of practice are even more powerful. Join us on a London rooftop for an uplifting fusion of physical methods and inner inquiry, with practical insights from yoga philosophy. This integrated workshop includes a playfully challenging postural sequence, traditional breath-work, silent sitting and a little bit of chanting. We conclude with a group discussion and Q&A. Our aim is to nurture independent practice. Book now for Saturday, 20 July (14:00-17:00).
This approach to yoga is dynamic and accessible. It is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. You don't have to be bendy, or exceptionally fit. Many sports stars use yoga to help them recover and stay injury-free: the practice helps to focus the mind while building strength and flexibility. Classes are on Sunday mornings (11.00-12.00) at Upper Rissington Village Hall. The cost for four sessions is £25. If you have any questions, please contact the teacher, Daniel Simpson.
Daniel’s next online course for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies begins on 13 October. There are seven weekly lessons on yoga philosophy, with supplementary reading, a forum for discussion and an optional essay at the end of the course. Including all materials, it costs £110 (or $140). Enrol via the OCHS website, which has more details.