Welcome Autumn back with Yoga!
Have you had a landlocked lockdown? The days are getting longer, restrictions are easing and getting back to the ocean is on the horizon. However, a lot of us have suffered these past months without access to the ocean, gyms or swimming pools and surf-fitness has gone by the wayside.
Wouldn’t it be great to jog down to the surf again and feel confident? Rather than standing in the carpark, worrying about your popup or if you still have paddle power? That’s how I feel, so I have developed the Surf Stretch Sessions: a series of 4 classes throughout April aimed at improving strength and flexibility for surfing.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021
*trigger warning – references to rape and sexual abuse
For international women’s day I thought about all the things I’ve heard in the yoga community the last few years that have harmed women; I wanted to share them, as this is something that is not widely spoken about and becomes more harmful if it continues to be ignored.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that focusses on the present moment; it is not about ‘clearing your mind’, instead it is about witnessing thoughts, feelings and sensations as they arise without judgement. Much of our suffering is caused by the stories we tell ourselves about our thoughts, emotions or feelings. Through mindfulness we can become aware of these negative and repetitive habits of thought and, with practice, can learn to detach from them.
Mindfulness was developed as a stress reduction technique, however, studies over recent decades have shown that it may also assist with the following:
This restorative yoga retreat has the theme Winter Mountain, for feeling grounded and stable. Many of us a facing new lockdowns and restrictions on our lives. This retreat will focus on our inner strength, resilience and stability to see us through these winter months, – just like the snow covered mountain awaiting the spring!
Do you follow yoga online? If so, follow these tips to create your own Yoga Sanctuary at home.
You don’t need to invest in loads of fancy yoga equipment up front, here I will share with you some yoga prop hacks so that you can make the most out of your yoga practice with items from around the home.
Yoga props are especially useful for restorative yoga practices. In the video below I will show how you can adapt and adjust your props at home to use with restorative yoga. I hope you enjoy!
This is a guided relaxation/ meditation known as yoga nidra (yoga sleep). Allow your body and mind to drift off with 15 minutes of calm. I hope you enjoy, xx
Be like water: nurture yourself with a delicious, restorative yoga retreat.
Join me, Genny Brown,
on Sunday 28th June for a half-day Flowing River yoga retreat online.
The Flowing River retreat incorporates elements of air, earth, water and space:
Explore the ebb and flow of the breath and learn techniques for calming the system.
Be like water with a flowing, gentle almost dance-like warm up.
Ground yourself with a deeply therapeutic restorative yoga session. Use props, blankets and cushions as support so that you may melt into each posture.
Allow your mind to feel spacious with guided meditation and yoga nidra – a deep form of relaxation for both body and mind.
Join me on Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm online via Zoom. The retreat will last between 2-2.5 hours. Investment: £20.
I look forward to seeing you there xxx
Dear friends, due to the current situation I have decided to postpone yoga classes for at least two weeks as of 16th March 2020.
This is to keep us all safe and to support the efforts of those across the border in Ireland, who are making great sacrifices at this time.
I will keep you updated. I will be posting up some online yoga classes for you to practice at home over the next few weeks.
For those who paid in advance, we can either put it towards future classes or contact me directly for a refund.
Looking to unwind? Try this guided yoga relaxation and stress relief technique.
Click on the video below to hear a 15 – 20 minute version of Yoga Nidra: a guided yoga relaxation and meditation.
Yoga Nidra translates as “Yoga Sleep”. It encourages a deep state of relaxation, where the body relaxes but where the mind remains awake. Listen to this yoga relaxation before bed, or at any time you need to unwind.
Learn how to bring your awareness to each part of your body in turn to relax deeply. Follow the guided visualizations to bring yourself into a dreamlike state where you can allow positive thought patterns to to take seed and grow into part of your daily life.
If you enjoyed this then check out my short Yoga Nidra at just over 5 minutes:
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