Welcome to this Yoga Philosophy Course! Click the video below to get started...
The Benefits of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The First Limb: Yama
Take a few minutes to reflect on how each of the Yamas apply or could be applied to your daily life. Here is a little reminder of each one:
Satya: to speak the truth
Brahmacharya: moderation in all things
The Second Limb: Niyama
Take a few minutes to reflect on how each of the Niyamas apply or could be applied to your daily life. Here is a little reminder of each one:
1. Sauca: Purity / cleanliness
2. Santosa: Contentment
3. Tapas: Discipline
4. Svadhyaya: Introspection / self-study
5. Ishvara Pranidhana: Devotion & self-surrender
The Third Limb: Asana
Asana Reflection: 35 Minute Acceptance Yoga Flow
The Fourth Limb: Pranayama
Pranayama Reflection: Energising Breathwork Class
The Fifth Limb: Pratyahara
For this reflection, I invite you to practise a daily activity in a mindful way. Adopting a regular practice of observing the body and the senses can help your connection to Pratyahara. As you move about your daily life, pay attention to each sensation that you experience. Notice how external influences contribute to your mood, your body, or your perception of an external object. This can be while doing something as simple as brushing your teeth - take time to turn the attention inwards and tune in to your senses.
The Sixth Limb: Dharana
For this reflection, light a candle and focus your gaze and attention on the flame. See if you can keep this focus for 5 minutes.
The Seventh Limb: Dhyana
Dhyana Refection: Guided Meditation
The Eighth Limb: Samadhi
To explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the 8 Limbs of Yoga in more detail, here are two recommended books:
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda Saraswati
Living The Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat by Amy Pearce-Hayden and Kelly DiNardo
I'm Alice, self confessed over-thinker, yoga-obssessor and anxious-thought-haver. I've had some ups and downs with mental health over the past few years, and seen how much it can not only affect individuals but the people around us too.
Daily acts of self care are so important, but can often be most difficult when you're not feeling yourself. I wanted to create a space where people could take small steps to support their wellbeing, whether that's through a self-love focused yoga class, a calming meditation, or simply starting a conversation about how they feel.
Alice's Training & Background
At a glance:
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Union Bali (Yoga Alliance certified)
65 Hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with MOGA® (Yoga Alliance certified)
150 Hour Yoga Diploma (CPD certified)
Yoga Anatomy Training (Jason Crandell)
150 Hour Meditation Teacher Diploma (CPD certified)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)
Alice's yoga journey started in 2016 after attending a corporate yoga class, and has since become an integral part of daily self-care. Qualified in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Union Bali (Yoga Alliance Accredited), Alice is also experienced in meditation and can tailor the class to beginners or intermediate experience levels.
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