An experiential workshop to learn simple and accessible tools for relaxation and stress management.
Saturday 18 April 2020 – 13:30 – 16:00 (GMT+4) Book here!
Take time out of your day to unwind, re-energize and experience deep rest. Experiencing deep relaxation regularly is essential for our bodies to be able to function at its peak performance. Our modern, over stimulated lives can make it changeling to shift our energy from active and performing to receiving and letting go…. from stress to bliss.
Joanne will take you on a journey to explore yoga as a powerful tool using asana (yoga postures) to regulate stress effects on the body, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and mediation to clear the mind.
We will explore techniques which can be applied in everyday life for supporting a relaxed, calm outlook, and helping you manage your stress response. There will be a range of easy-to-learn methods that can help support you at work, at home, before bed, or at the start each day.
This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities.
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.Leonardo da Vinci
What is included:
Lecture: Learn the sources of physical stress and stress responses; the relationship between breath and mind; the physiology of the fight/flight response and the nervous system and the importance of vagal tone.
Breathing: Explore simple and easeful breathing techniques to alleviate stress to calm the mind and nervous system.
Practical Tools: Simple tools that can be used in everyday life to navigate stresses.
Restorative Yoga: Grounding restorative yoga to release stress, shift habits of holding tension, encourage a deep and restful state and allow energy to flow freely.
Yoga Nidra: Experience deep relaxation through this powerful mediation practice.
Deep connection: A safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment to share your experience and connect with others.
What You Will Need:
Yoga Props or… A yoga mat is useful but not necessary a soft surface such as a rug would do. Lots of blankets and cushions, rolled up towels work too. Look at the set up above and gather items from your house. Whatever you have, we can make it work.