Jason Birch & Jacqueline Hargreaves: Morning Practice Immersion
The essence of Yoga is daily practice, and a morning practice sets the tone for the rest of the day. Yet, it takes some understanding and skill to develop a practice that leaves one feeling refreshed, with the mind, calm and clear, for the day ahead.
The morning practice immersions will focus on cleansing and breathing techniques that generate heat with minimal effort, and then a sequence of asanas that facilitates the practice of Uddiyana bandha (gently drawing the abdomen in and up). The aim will be to avoid over-exertion while enjoying the invigorating effects of these practices. Each student shall be encouraged to work with variations and different sequences so that they might discover their own, most effective way of practicing.
Over the coming weeks, the morning practice immersions will build on the practice of Kriyas and Pranayama. Rapid breathing with short retentions will be taught as well as different ways of practicing alternate nostril breathing in order to replenish and settle the nervous system. Once the body is warm, inversions which require minimal stretching will become the focus of practice. Each class will finish with a deep relaxation practice.
Open to all levels.