JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Dru Yoga – Classes resume this week with Minskip village hall on Wednesdays, 7pm until 8.15pm and Green Hammerton village hall on Thursdays, 6.30pm until 7.45pm. NO booking required. Even though there are mats and blankets available at class it is always a good idea to bring along your own (if you have them). Do not forget to bring some water to drink throughout the class. £5 per class – loyalty card available, every tenth class get free! Each class includes 15 minute relaxation. Classes will be held weekly throughout the holiday period now until August.
For those that wish to advance their yoga practice each month at Minskip village hall there is a meditation class which includes body movements, relaxation and a guided meditation. NO booking required and it is open to regular and non-regular students. It can be used as a stand alone class. The next meditation class is on Wednesday 31st Jan at 7pm.
Massages – my practice has slightly changed. I have found it beneficial both to myself and my clients to offer bespoke treatments rather than being restricted by different massage methods. It means that I can draw on all my disciplines (yoga, meditation, counselling , aromatherapy, Reiki) to give you a more tailored experience, addressing your concerns rather than being restricted by the massage practice. Refer to ‘treatments’ for more information. I will be adding to my knowledge by shortly attending a Cancer care workshop (massage) and Hot Stone massage (will be asking for any volunteers).
Healing happens! I get my mind out of the way and allow the intelligence of my body to do its healing work naturally. Louise Hay
Golden Eagle Sequence – this beautiful sequence can be used at this time of year to release the old patterns of 2017 and step into the new year of 2018.
Stand in Tadasana – feet hip distance apart, joints relaxed, tummy slightly engaged, shoulders relaxed, arms by your side, chin parallel to the ground, crown uppermost. Take a moment to feel grounded and feel that connection to earth through the soles of your feet. Breathe. Feel that sense of security and balance. Arms by the side of the body with palms facing forward. Bring your focus to your breath as you take yourself through the following moves.
Breathe in – allow fingers to curl in, to form a gentle fist. Almost as if you are capturing your breath within your fingers.
Breathe out – place your fists on to your chest.
Breathe in – raise your elbows to shoulder level, keep shoulders relaxed,
Breathe out – move arms out, keeping at shoulder level, elbows bent.
Breathe in – move fists upwards to the sky.
Breathe out – open slowly the palms as they face each other.
Breathe in – turn palms forward and open fingers. Allow your palms to soak in the light and energy. Stay in this position for awhile breathing naturally.
Bring the arms softly down to the sides. Maybe practice the moves initially to co-ordinate the breath and movement. When ready use the first round to let go of any bad habits/burdens from 2017 – with each out breath set the intention of letting go, releasing all that no longer serves you. After the first round take a step forwards as if you are stepping into 2018. Do the sequence again but this time setting your intention with each in breath as you wish to see yourself in 2018. Stepping in to your full potential. As you hold the palms facing out in the uppermost position breathe in to empower and energise your full potential. Now you are ready for 2018!