The Magic of Mudras
19th January, 10.00 – 4.00pm, £40.00
with Hannah Penn
Grenoside Community Hall, S35 8PR
“Mudras are a combination of subtle physical movements which alter mood, attitude and perception and which deepen awareness and concentration”
(from Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha)
One of the ‘magic’ properties of Mudras is that they have such a deep effect so very quickly. This makes them an invaluable tool to help find balance, grounding, peace at any time of the day.
For most of us, our first introduction to mudras is the Hasta Mudras (literally ‘hand gestures’) but in this yoga day we will also explore some of the less familiar mudras, including :
- Shirsha (head) mudras
- Bandha (lock) mudras
- Adhara (perineal) mudras
- Kaya (body) Mudras
Our morning Asana session will incorporate a number of mudras which enable us to connect to the different Chakras (energy centres). This will involve using the mudras on their own but we will also use mudras in Asana, sometimes in stillness and sometimes within dynamic sequences.
This will be followed by some mudra enhanced Pranayama.
Before lunch we will have a long Yoga Nidra practice to give a bit of space to digest the mornings practice.
In the afternoon we will focus on ‘the power at your fingertips’ – Hasta mudras (hand mudras). We will look at ways we can use Hasta mudras to improve concentration for meditation, as well as some quick mudra practices which can be done anytime.
There will be discussion throughout the day on various theories of how Mudras work.
“Mudras are so valuable because they enhance overall wellbeing and allow you to tap into hidden energy reserves. Absolutely anyone can benefit, from children with learning disabilities to older people with limited movement.”
Hannah Penn is a very experienced Yoga teacher; she has been teaching for over 20 years. This will be an interesting, informative and nurturing day of Yoga.
Venue & details
The workshop is held in Grenoside Community Hall, S35 8PR
The day begins at 10.00am, finishing at 4.00pm.
We have a shared vegetarian buffet for lunch and we ask everyone to bring something along to share for the buffet. If you prefer to bring your own food that is fine as well.
Teas & drinks are provided.
from Yoga Days Info, posted January 2019