Yoga

Yoga aims to create balance in the mind and body through exercise, breathing and meditation. Yoga is a physical, energetic and psychological practice, rooted in Ancient Indian history and widely practised in the West today. Yoga works with the energy of the body, the breath and the mind to promote health and well being, improve flexibility and strength and enhance awareness through a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Yoga is more than a matter of flexibility, touching your toes or holding seemingly impossible poses. In Sanskrit the word yoga means “union” – harmonising the union of body and mind.

“The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what’s been called the relaxation response. When you do yoga – the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body – you initiate a process that turns the fight or flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms.”
Richard Faulds

Amanda has been practicing yoga for 4 years and has been teaching for nearly a year. Amanda was certified through Zenways with whom she did her teacher training in the mountains in Italy. Her teacher and mentor, Julian Daizan Skinner was the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Roshi or Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition of Zen. About twenty years ago, he gave up a promising career as a scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, sold his house, gave all the money away and entered a Zen monastery. He studied yoga with many teachers, including travelling to India to study with then 90 year-old Sri Pattabhi Jois. Daizan has also studied yoga in China and Japan. This means he has brought diversity to his yoga training which Amanda has had the privilege to learn from and share.

“Yoga is not an escape from life but an approach to living.”
T K V Desikachar

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
The yoga sutras of Patanjali

“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.”
Hatha Yoga Pradipika

“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.”
Desikashar

“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.”
Baxter Bell

Zenways (Zendo Kyodan) promotes and encourages activities and practices that enhance human wellbeing, balance and awakening (satori or kensho – the enlightenment of Zen) in the modern world.

Regular Weekly Yoga Classes

Please call ahead to book as spaces are limited

Wednesday

6.30pm until 7.30pm

One to one teaching available on request for £25.00 per hour.


Journey Yoga at The Pavilion

Milmoor Avenue

Armitage

Rugeley

WS15 4BL

t. 07812 991921

Journey Yoga at The Pavilion
Milmoor Avenue
Armitage
Rugeley
WS15 4BL
t. 07812 991921
e. journeyinfo@icloud.com

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