"Yoga & Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness.
YOGA & AYURVEDA reveals to us the secret powers of body, breath, senses, mind & chakras"
From the book
Yoga & Ayurveda by D. Frawley
Marma Therapy is one of the great tools of Yogic and Ayurvedic healing. They are special Ayurvedic energy points on the body similar to acupuncture points. Learn how to mix your own simple massage oils, add Marma therapy, self- massage & beautiful essential oils to your yoga practice and sitting in meditation becomes an absolute pleasure. If you find it hard to sit still, if your mind is very busy, overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, stressed, depressed, angry........... There are special points in your body to focus on, special essential oils, special massage oils to help bring you back into balance. I have used self- massage known as Abhyanga a lot in my home practice. It has helped me quieten my mind, sleep well at night and sit comfortably and in Lotus Asana. I don"t need to practice it to quieten my mind any longer, but I practice because I love too. Namaste Julie
This is the beginning of my Gentle Yoga Class - Prana & Health. Learn how to practice Prana Vayu or energising breath and increase energy & vitality. It is also a lovely class for stress & anxiety. This gentle introduction takes you through the stages of breathing using your hands to direct healing energy into your body. The full class is 50 minutes and teaches you a beautiful hand massage meditation using my essential oil blend. Yoga is so much more than an exercise class.
Adding massage to a yoga class is the bee's knee's! Try it and learn more about yoga. Feel calmer & more relaxed From my Online Class The Tree of Life. Yoga & Ayurvedic Course for beginners to advanced.
If you practice my classes often and benefit from them.
If your mind is busy, trying to sit or lie quietly and relax and empty your mind and meditate can be impossible and increase your stress levels..... But gently massaging your hands whilst focusing on your breath is a special, nurturing, feminine form of meditation which helps you let go. Increase vitality and relieve stress, anxiety and fatigue. This hand massage meditation is much loved by my students. I teach you how to make a simple essential oil blend to add to the experience.
One of the simple pleasures of life.
The 15 minute Hand Massage Meditation is free to practice on my website at the moment. Namaste Julie
Crystal Meditation - Gem Therapy is commonly used to balance the flow of Prana or energy.
When you quieten your mind you begin to notice the world around. Beauty is in every breath you take, every cool breeze, the warmth of the sun, a leaf on a tree, a little stone. Lakota prayer Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my body. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and live beyond my fear and thus walk in beauty with the passing of each glorious sun.
My classes have been carefully planned. Not only will you learn how to practice yoga and meditation but you will gradually learn more about Ayurveda. Learn how to use this wonderful holistic system of Medicine to improve health and well being. Yoga is not meant to be an exercise program, exercise programs don't touch your heart and mind, it is a wellness program.
Mind Changing - The Mudras or Hand Gestures.
I chose Padma Mudra to begin my Heart Flow Class. This is the beginning of Class 4 of my online series The Heart of Yoga
Add depth & detail, sparkle & shine to your yoga practice A change of Heart ? "When you practice this gesture your hands mimic the blossoming of the lotus flower and the opening of the heart chakra. As the lotus grows out of the mud but is unsullied by it, so you can live in the world but not be effected by negativity. Padma Mudra stimulates emotional cleansing and can help you to find unconditional love, goodwill and heart - felt communication. it is useful for loneliness and grief, and whenever you feel drained, exploited or misunderstood. it opens you up to inspiration and rebalances the energy of the heart chakra. " From the wonderful book Mudras for modern life by Swami Saradananda
Introducing the Air Mudras encouraging freedom, joy & stress relief. Part of the hand - index finger Related Chakra - Heart This is a simple 5 minute yoga routine demonstrating how to bring Chin Mudra into your yoga practice. It is a short section from my online class "Heart Flow" "Chin Mudra invites calmness and helps you to tune into yourself and your environment, generating feelings of harmony, peace and communion. The effect is subtle but with practice your mind recognises a signal to enter a meditative state as your hands come into the position." From the wonderful book MUDRAS for modern life by Swami Saradananda Thank You for watching I hope you find joy & peace Heart to Heart Online Yoga & Meditation 20 carefully planned yoga classes including Meditations, Mudras, Self Massage