Newsletter, August 2017

"Yogah citta vritti nirodhah" Patanjali

"Yoga is the calming of the agitations of the mind"

Quality of the month

CONTENTMENT

 

"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

~ Lao Tzu

Asana of the month

PADMASANA (LOTUS POSE)

SUKHASANA (EASY POSE)

 

Padmasana is the sitting asana par excellence, but it's not for everybody. Experienced students can use it as a seat for their daily pranayama or meditation, but beginners may need to use other suitable positions. In the beginning, only hold the pose for a few seconds and quickly release. Remember that Padmasana is a "two-sided pose," so be sure to work with both leg crosses each time you practice. Gradually add a few seconds each week to your pose until you can sit comfortably for a minute or so. Ideally you should work with a teacher to monitor your progress. 

 

Contraindications and cautions:

 

~ Ankle injury

~ Knee injury

~ Padmasana is considered to be intermediate to advanced pose

 

Benefits:

 

~ Calms the brain

~ Stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder

~ Stretches the ankles and knees

~ Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica

~ Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth

~ Traditional texts say that Padmasana destroys all disease and awakens kundalini

 

 

Sukhasana, you can sit in this position for any length of time, but if you practice this pose regularly, be sure to alternate the cross of the legs. A good rule of thumb: On even-numbered days, cross the right shin in front of the left, and on odd-numbered days, the opposite. Alternately, you can divide the practice time in half with the left leg forward. 

 

Contraindications and cautions:

 

~ Knee injury

 

Benefits:

 

~ Calms the brain

~ Strengthens the back

~ Stretches the knees and ankles

Essential oil of the month

Ylang Ylang

 

Ylang ylang is considered an effective antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative. It has a positive effect on immune health, blood flow and emotions, making it a natural remedy for the endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive and digestive systems. In foods and beverages, ylang ylang oil is used as a flavouring and preservative. In product manufacturing, it's used as a fragrance for cosmetics, household cleansers, hair products and soaps. 

 

Benefits:

 

~ Increasing blood flow

~ Relieving inflammation

~ Fighting parasites

~ Regulating heartbeat

~ Healing cardiac problems

~ Lifting someone's mood

~ Promoting healthy intestinal function

 

With a naturally rich, floral scent that's considered "romantic" and uplifting, many people like to diffuse ylang ylang in their bedrooms or add some to household cleaning products. The scent also has the ability to positively impact emotions and can help create a calming, relaxing atmosphere in your home. It especially can be useful for soothing you through a rough day when you add ylang ylang oil to your bath, lotion or other beauty care products.

 

Let go of worry! Yin yoga and Essential oils workshop!

August 26, 2017

15.00-17.30

Moesstraat 47, Groningen

Going deeper within ourselves to find the place where all healing begins!
Releasing deep stagnations, tensions, mental fog and opening the space for deep healing, clarity and renewal.

This practice targets the stomach and spleen meridians where we store our emotion of worry! By releasing and opening the connective tissues in those areas we release and let go of the accumulated negative emotions. Our minds are constantly working and processing the same thoughts and self talks over and over. This makes us worry about a lot of things that are out of our control. But our human nature just can't let it go, creating overwhelmed mind, sick stomach, sleeplessness. During this practice we will target these specific conditions.We use specific essential oils with therapeutic properties that work on releasing those emotions as well.

This workshop will take place in the afternoon as to allow the evening and night sleep to keep with the deep work.

We work with the deeper tissues such as ligaments, tendons, bones while the muscles are fully relaxed. Regular practice is necessary to allow these tissues to become more flexible, healthier and restored.

Light snack and tea are provided after the workshop!

Tuition is 20 euros.

Final registration is on August 16.
Minimum amount of attendees is 5 and maximum is 15.

Please, register by sending an email to info@trueyogaandessentials.com