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A workshop with Saraswati

Saturday 1st June 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
At the Yoga studio 122 Robin Hood Lane Sutton sm1 2se

The Human Problem & how Yoga helps ease it

Namaste 😊 You might be interested in an afternoon 3-hour workshop I am running 1st June 2024.
Firstly, we will look at the ‘Human Problem’ of why we suffer from uneasy thoughts, anxiety, stress and maybe depression. We will learn that Yoga understood this human problem thousands of years ago.
The nearly 2000-year-old teaching of the Yoga Sutra/ Shastra’s explains that Yoga is the practise of stilling the agitations of the mind.
We will learn a little about how our minds work. And why we often have troubled thoughts that are uncomfortable and frustrating for us to deal with, that if left unchecked or uncontrolled (by our Yoga practice) can lead to anxiety or depression.
We will look at why and h we all have a negativity bias, that makes us notice what is wrong much more often than noticing what is right.
We will look at how we can easily get stuck in unhelpful thoughts, that then can create unhelpful habits, where we choose ways to ease the mind that actually don’t serve us in the long run.
The Katha Upanishad, which is also old yoga teaching, explains how to watch out for the Shreya and the Preya pathways. Shreya helps us, Preya hinders us.
Cognitive behavioural therapy understands this ancient Yogic wisdom and teaches how to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful thoughts. We can look at those too.
We can learn a little about the biology of our brain and why some of us suffer more from anxiety and depression than others.
Secondly, we will look at ‘Solutions to the Human Problem’. Or at least the means to ease the problem.
Which brings us back to the Yoga Sutra/Shastra where Patanjali explains the value of practicing Yoga.
This ancient truth has been shown by our modern technology where brain scan images have shown that regular practice can change the way our brain works, for the better.
We really can make a difference to our lives. Practicing yoga breathing/pranayama, yoga postures/asana, yoga relaxation/ nidra and yoga meditation/dhyana, can instil enough calmness, insight and inner strength and discipline to be able to ease the troubled mind.
Then we are far less likely to suffer from extreme anxiety and depression. We can deal with stress as it arises. And of course, our practice not only balances our emotions and helps still our mind, but also truly benefits our body, helping to ease aches and increase energy.
This workshop should inspire each one of us to practice with more enthusiasm by understanding just how powerful Yoga can be.
Open to beginners who have not studied the theory behind the practice, and to those experienced who would like to refresh their knowledge.  
Also of course, the workshops are just lovely as a way to get together😊

£25.00 including refreshments. If you would like a place, please email me

saraswati@blueyonder.co.uk      or     saraswati@theyogastudio.org.uk




Yoga Session in the Park

Kimaya is offering a yoga class in the park (weather permitting:)).
Beddington Park Wallington Sunday 19th May June 10.15 - 11.30 am        £10

If you are interested, please email or phone Kimaya