Heart Space Yoga
with Hannah Penn
at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 3rd November, 10.00 – 4.00pm, £35.00
“The wise, realizing through meditation
The timeless Self, beyond all perception,
Hidden in the cave of the heart,
Leave pain and pleasure far behind.
Those who know they are neither body nor mind
But the immemorial Self, the divine principle of existence,
Find the source of all joy and live in joy abiding.”
(from Katha Upanishad)
Many philosophies, yoga included, have the concept of an inner spirit / light which resides at the heart space. According to the Upanishads the purpose of life is to re-connect with this inner light.
When we begin to connect with and identify with this inner light, we become free from fear and worry and we learn to feel at one with our fellow beings and with the universe.
We can have an intellectual understanding off this idea but how do we live it and bring it into our daily lives? The Upanishads tells us that this can only be done through experience.
This will therefore be a practical day designed to develop awareness of the heart space through yoga practice.
The morning session will include asanas designed to ‘open’ the heart space; there will be flowing sequences, dynamic asana as well as stillness.
We will then use Pranayama, Mudra and Mantra techniques to work deeper. This will be followed by Yoga Nidra with visualisation of Hridrayakasha (the Heart space).
In the afternoon we will look at how the ideas from the Upanishads can be used in our daily routines and relationships.
This will be followed with chanting some of the Shanti mantras which are used as introductory chants to some of the Upanishads. The Shanti Mantras beautifully and poetically condense the message of the Upanishads.
The day will close with a Heart Space meditation to let your light shine and share it with others.
The Teacher :
Hannah is a highly trained and experienced Yoga teacher. She has been teaching for over 20 years. This will be an interesting, informative and nurturing day of Yoga.
This workshop will be held in Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, Hx7 7DD
from Yoga Days Info, posted June 2018