By popular demand, Zephyr shares one of her acclaimed Savasanas. Widely voted as the best Asana of a Yoga Practice, Savasana can now be enjoyed with Zephyr’s soothing and comforting voice to guide you to the ultimate levels of calm any time of the day. Enjoy this Savasana after your own Yoga Practice or just to slow down at any point of the day when a bit of rejuvenation is needed.
So sanskrit doesn’t always translate so well to modern languages, which is probably why we are witnessing a completely new understanding and practice of Yoga. However, some of the teachings, like the Gunas, translate just fine. Zephyr references Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to train the brain to be more meditative. In this Preamble, Zephyr describes the different “states of mind” created by the physical that might affect our Yoga practice; Tamasic, Rajasic and finding the Sattva, the balance between exhale and inhale.
Innerluminosity is the theme of this Preamble to help influence your practice. Zephyr will help you to “embody this moment” and help to create intent for a practice that will keep you glowing long after you leave the mat.
Sometimes we have to fake it to become it. It is just a fact of this modern life. Reflecting on the undesirable emotions, this Warmup will help you set an intention and set a more desirable Rasa into your physical practice and help you to let go of that that does not serve you.
Tap into the sensitivity of the pattern of breath that will guide your mind and intention. Let it nourish the mind body and soul. This is the Warmup for any practice that needs a bit of inspiration to open the heart and quiet the mind.
Zephyr sets up a practice with intent, called sadhana. This is a Preamble for your own practice to find the sadhana that neutralises the feeling and emotion that is consuming you today. In this Preamble she explains the 4 positive, the 4 negative and the 1 neutral emotion that we all feel. Calmness, the neutral emotion is what we strive to achieve and this Preamble will help you to find it.
Set intention on the mat today, bring the heat and welcome the love, joy and courage and let Zephyr’s words inspire you.
In this Preamble for your practice, Zephyr expands on her recent Podcast – Rasa, to explain how the feeling of emotion and tapping into those feelings is mapped through the Chakras of the body. Each of the 7 Chakras are the manifestations of emotion felt at different parts of the body. These emotions are often created by thoughts and chemical reactions then are created and physically felt in different locations throughout the body. Zephyr goes on to explain “butterflies in your stomach”, “finding your voice” and a bit of “out of body experiences” based on the Granthis.
This is a powerful Preamble to help you find courage and understanding of the psycho-physical-spiritual connection of thought, how it affects the body and how the body can, in turn be used to affect the mind and the spirit.
Listen to Zephyr’s latest meditation practice on her Podcast – Zephyr Yoga Inspiration. In this meditation Zephyr will guide you through a meditation that will concentrate the awareness within you and help to awaken your mind and heart. As with any meditation, find the time and the space to get comfortable and let your breath be your guide.
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24 June 2018, 14:00–16:00
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN
020 7221 4602
Zephyr Wildman will be leading an exploration of self-inquiry into the nature of the mind, body and breath with a focus on the roots of suffering and how/why we become trapped by our fear based beliefs. Using yogic-psychology, mindfulness, movement and meditation we will discover techniques to observe and acknowledge our own fears, help to resolve resentment, find better skills at managing emotions and connect to our willingness to forgive and nurture compassion.
This workshop will use asana, Bandha-Kriya and Pranayama techniques to prepare for 4 contemplative mediative practices based on Vipassana, the study of insight into the true nature of reality.
Using Patanjali’s Kriya Yoga our focus will be on three of his teachings associated with self study; Tapas, Sva Dhyaya, and Isvara Pranidhana. These three teachings, intertwined with our meditation practices, will serve as a blue print to cultivate opportunities to find resolve for a clearer and more sustainable path forward through life.
Please bring a note pad and pen for journalling findings.
Zephyr’s preambles are a great way to set an intention and give the mind a bit of focus as you begin your practice. In the previous podcast, Zephyr talked about using the breath to create a presence and the ability to welcome compassion into your practice. As you have now listened to the preamble and have a mental focus, now it is time to create a physical focus by peppering that same intention into the physical body. This warmup is great for any Yogi who has a regular practice they might do on their own but might need a new way to mentally, spiritually and physically create a new intention on the mat.
Listen to the preamble first, then be ready to slowly welcome this intention as you warmup for your own practice.
A Preamble for your Yoga Practice to help create intention and compassion. Zephyr discusses the importance of setting an intention for your practice and allowing the breath to nurture and support that intention while on the mat. Off the mat, love, kindness and curiosity of spirit will flourish!
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 2018
9:30am to 5pm
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This 2 day workshop aims to break down the various yoga anatomy theories that have been passed down for generations against more recent medical findings to help students and teachers alike communicate in safer and more effective ways.
As Yoga has matured in the West, our community has been fortunate enough to have help and guidance from complimentary professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and others in the medical field who have studied our practice and helped to create the modern, westernised Yoga culture. A fusion of technology, techniques and integrated information in the last fifty years has brought Yoga and Kinaesthesia together and created more understanding of the way our bodies move during our practice along with the benefits and dangers.
As much as this new understanding has helped our practice evolve, ’Old school’ language and ‘wives tales’ that are still floating about our yoga communities and being passed on to students, still exist. Our community is guilty of claims of health benefits that sometimes can be untrue and dangerous. The medical community has been taking notice and unfortunately complaints that yoga has started to cause injuries, due to poor teaching, limited anatomical understanding and unsafe adjustments are now common. Understanding of kinesiology and anatomy need to be on the forefront of any Yoga Teacher’s curriculum in order to create safe sequences and informed practices for all of our students.
This will be an interactive workshop to test the theories of do’s and don’ts on each other and to come to an experienced conclusion that should leave each yoga student better-informed. The goal is to create an approach to give teachers the skills to be safer and more effective in their community.
This course is for students and yoga teachers who want to improve their use of language in their classes, understand basic anatomy, bio-mechanical movements and health benefits to enhance the living tradition of Eastern Yoga in the modern world.