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YOGA & MEDITATION

Dr Sarah Jane teaches asana's that are accessible to all individuals and create a Safe and Welcoming environment. She instructs in the Yin, Vinyasa and Restorative styles of Yoga and concludes with a beautiful Meditation or Shavasana.

YOGA

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline. The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today. It also outlines eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas(observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).

Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Other yin-yang polarities include cold-hot, down-up, calm-excited.
 

In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues(tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.

Restorative Yoga

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. 

Yoga is utilised as a compliment to network spinal chiropractic.

MEDITATION

Whenever you practice meditation you will recognize benefits on some level. The size of the benefits will always be in direct proportion to the amount of time and regularity of your meditation practice. If you practice meditation for at least 20 minutes every day, you will discover life changing benefits on many levels.

Some of the benefits of meditation will include:

  • A greater sense of calm and peacefulness

  • More clarity of thought

  • Greater self-confidence and improved self-esteem

  • A sense of physical, mental & emotional wellbeing

  • Better sleep

  • More physical energy

  • Increased motivation

  • Improvements in your general health

  • Noticeable assistance in the treatment of illness and disease

  • Normalizing of blood pressure

  • Healthier digestion

  • A significant reduction in stress

Clinical research over the past two decades has now proven that meditation is not only an ancient spiritual practice but a powerful healing tool that, with regular practice, can significantly improve every aspect of your life.


Once you find the meditation that is perfect for you, you will not only marvel at the difference it makes in your life on so many levels, you will fall in love with the experience!

Meditation is utilised as a compliment to network spinal chiropractic.