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Happy 2020!

Have you written your New Year Resolutions yet..?

The end of the year/ beginning of new, is the perfect time to reflect on our lives and take a moment to re-access our goals, objectives and dreams for a new year ahead.

It is an opportunity to re-start, to leave behind old, stagnate energies and hold onto new beginnings, new experiences and a new life.

Hold onto your biggest dream and create a plan towards it, step-by-step. Be the driver of your life! Be true to yourself so that you may receive many abundance and blessings in your life. Aim to go further and seek what brings joy and peace into your heart.

May the end of this year take all that has hurt you and brought you pain. Throw away what no longer brings you happiness or inner peace and end the year with gratitude, serenity and faith that a great year is ahead for you.

As a New Year Resolution, may you learn to take good care of yourself. Remember you are the most important person in your life. Believe in yourself and believe that the best is yet to come.

Happy New Year from Yogi Kick!


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What does Ashtanga Yoga teach us?

On the other day, I asked my students what do they thought the goal of Ashtanga Yoga was. What do you think? Every day, you unfold your mat, you do the same set of postures and then you carry on with your daily life. What is it teaching you? Why do we do this? Well, it is certainly not just making you physically stronger and more flexible!

It is teaching you Patience and Faith. Every time you surrender to the practice, something changes inside you, not just physically, but at a much deeper level. Every time you practice, and you see your practice improving, it gives you confidence and faith to carry on. However, other times you practice and it does not go so well, but that teaches you to be patient.

And then with patience, and faith comes Courage. Practicing new challenging postures takes courage. But when we do them, again something at a deeper level clicks and tells you “hang on; I have the courage to do what needs to be done”.

And when the time comes, courage helps you to do what you need to do to be happier and find your inner peace. Finding inner peace is like finding a good restaurant, you walk that extra mile to have that delicious dish, right?! The same for Peace. Once you find that inner peace, you will want it all the time, and you will get rid of what no longer is serving you!

So the Ashtanga Yoga practice is basically giving us the transferable skills to have a more balanced and peaceful life.

Keep practicing everyone!

Namaste.

parsvatonasana


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Ashtanga Yoga Led class – Easter Special

Ashtanga Yoga is a system of Yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the city of Mysore, South India. Ashtanga Yoga means “8 limbs” in Sanskrit. It is a reference to the 8-part method of practice in the ancient text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In Patanjali’s method, the practice of asana or postures is one part of a comprehensive discipline of self-knowledge and care including physical and mental training.
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic method which links postures with breath and concentration techniques that aim to give practical experience of the 8-limbed method.
In this Easter Special class we will go through the Full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This class is open to all levels of practice.
When?
Good Friday (30th March), 9-11 am
Where?
YMCA, Queen Anne House, Gonville Pl, Cambridge CB1 1ND
How can I secure my place?
You can book the class here.
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Surya Namascar B

Sun Salutation B
Surya Namascar A is the easier sun salutation in Ashtanga Yoga. Surya Namascar B is harder as we integrate two extra movements:
Utkatasana, the chair pose and Virabhadrasana, the warrior pose.
Start nice and slow and then as you become more familiar with the movements bring it up to its full pace.
Tune into the inner body and feel the heat and fire 🔥 created in your body. If you’re sweating, great! Feel the sweat, don’t resist it and breath deeply!
Traditionally, the Ashtanga practice includes five Surya Namascar A and three Surya Namascar B.
As you begin to move into a consistent practice of sun salutations you will become familiar and will start to memorise these movements: nine movements in Surya Namascar A and seventeen in Surya Namascar B. Once you do, you will find a sense of peace and tranquility and the practice will begin to be yours!