The Future of Modern Yoga by Jason Birch

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Yoga Workshop: The Future of Modern Yoga by Jason Birch
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The language of the fitness industry has taken hold of yoga, reducing the practice of postures to ''stretching'' and ''strengthening'' exercises, and perhaps this is enough for those who are content with a ''workout''. As modern exercise systems subsume these aspects of postural work, it is worth looking at other aspects of yoga which remain outside the fitness model. Indeed, the language of past physical yoga traditions has more to do with vitality (pra?a) and stillness (niscala). A combination of the two induces a profound state of meditation, and this workshop will look at how cleansing techniques (?a?karma), postures (asana), bodily seals (mudra) and breathing exercises (pra?ayama) can be combined to make meditation accessible. Modern research is beginning to reveal the numerous psychosomatic benefits of meditation and, when properly combined, the physical yoga techniques are the most effective way to harness these benefits.

This workshop is suitable for those who have some experience with basic yoga postures and a reasonable level of health.

Date: 8th December 2012 Time: 9:30am - 12pm How to practise yoga in the morning. This session will focus on yoga techniques which are best done early in the morning. *Please do not eat heavy food before this class.*

Date: 8th December 2012 Time: 2pm - 4.30pm How to practise yoga in the afternoon. Yoga can be practised all day long, everyday, if its done properly. This afternoon practice will build on the morning practice by focusing on techniques which require very little effort and can be done at any time of the day.

Date: 9th December 2012 Time: 9.30am - 12pm & 2pm - 4.30pm In the true spirit of Ha?ha yoga, these two sessions will involve more practice and less theory, and they will be structured in a similar way to the previous day.

Fees: S$ 85.60 per session S$ 291.20 for all 4 sessions

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