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Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Spring Newsletter for Ahimsa Yoga.

We know that Spring is in the air when the temperatures start to rise a little, daffodils appear and everything begins to look greener. The time of year when this actually happens can vary, but we all know the signs!

In the Chinese 5 Element system Spring is connected to the Wood element, and is associated with new beginnings and establishing firm foundations for growth…as in nature.

In this season’s yoga practice we are focussing on these themes with more expansive standing poses that grow from a firm base. Because the dominant organ pair is the liver/gallbladder, this is a time of detoxification after the still energy of Winter, which is aided by side bends and especially twists.

Enjoy the increasing energy of Springtime!

Namaste

Rachel

“Practicing with total attention within the body is advanced yoga, no matter how easy the posture; practicing with your attention scattered is the practice of a beginner, no matter how difficult the posture”

 

H.David Coulter

 

 

“Set your life on fire.

Seek those who fan your flames”.

 

Rumi

 

Spring daffodils

Detoxing your Home in Spring

 

Yoga for the individual

It’s important that we recognise that each person is unique and their yoga practice reflects this. No person looks exactly the same as any other in their poses, and we will all be affected differently by our practice each time we come to it. One size doesn’t fit all!

It would make sense if this recognition of individuality was extended to our health services…

Here’s an interesting Ted talk by GP Dr Rangan Chatterjee, who suggests a new way of practising medicine…treating the individual not the symptoms.

 

Diary Dates

Ahimsa Yoga diary dates

29-31 May 2018 – Yoga Retreat with me

This event is now FULLY BOOKED. To be added to the waiting list for places or to enquire about the 2019 retreat, contact me.

 

30 June 2018 – Seasonal Yoga Workshop – Summer

Details to follow soon.

 

 “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures

but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”

 

TKV Desikachar

 

© Ahimsa Yoga 2018

Spring daffodils
Ahimsa Yoga diary dates