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Yoga of Equanimity

Philosophy in Action Series At BCY, Stokes Croft, With Laura Gilmore from 29 Sep

BCY, Stokes Croft
With Laura Gilmore
29 Sep

bristolcityyoga Hatha Yoga, Workshop

Taking inspiration from some of the founding texts of yoga and contemporary wisdom on Buddhism and mindfulness, these workshops will enliven your practice. Experience yoga in greater depth and richness, through the awareness and felt experience of what it is to be more whole and more yoga, as well as doing the practices of yoga. Each workshop combines asana, pranayama and meditation in a philosophical framework. The workshops are suitable to all levels except complete beginners, with the asana work adapted to suit those present.

 

With reference to “upeksha” or the equanimity of Patanjalis yoga sutras and as Krishna expounds in the Bhagavad Gita, we cultivate a stillness of mind which gives us space to remain free from our habits of grasping for the pleasant and resisting the unpleasant. Upeksha is not indifference or ignoring the suffering of others, but allows us to see clearly enough to express our deep compassion without needing to turn away.

This workshop will explore breath and meditation to bring about clarity and compassion – the qualities inherent in equanimity. We will work with a series of asana including standing poses with a focus on alignment and standing balances to bring about ease and spaciousness in the body and the mind. With this quality of ease and spaciousness equanimity unfolds.

Focus of this Workshop

Standing poses and standing balances, mindful practice, Practice for ease and spaciousness, samavritti & kappalabhati pranayama