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Eight Limbs of Yoga Series - ASANA

3. ASANA - Posture The physical aspect of yoga is the third step on the path to freedom, and if we’re being honest, the word asana here doesn’t refer to the ability to perform a handstand or an aesthetically impressive backbend, it means ‘seat’ - specifically the seat you would take for the practice
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Time & Location

Mar 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Moseley Yoga, 498-504 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH, UK

About The Event

Patanjali's eight-fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life. Delve into this prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline.

In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means "eight limbs" (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one's health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.

3. ASANA - Posture

The physical aspect of yoga is the third step on the path to freedom, and if we’re being honest, the word asana here doesn’t refer to the ability to perform a handstand or an aesthetically impressive backbend, it means ‘seat’ - specifically the seat you would take for the practice of meditation. The only alignment instruction Patanjali gives for this asana is “sthira sukham asanam”, the posture should be steady and comfortable. 

While traditional texts like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika list many postures such as Padmasana (lotus pose) and Virasana(hero pose) suitable for meditation, this text also tells us that the most important posture is, in fact, sthirasukhasana – meaning, ‘a posture the practitioner can hold comfortably and motionlessness’.

The idea is to be able to sit in comfort so we’re not ‘pulled’ by aches and pains of the body, or restlessness due to an uncomfortable position. Perhaps this is something to consider in your next yoga class if you always tend to choose the ‘advanced’ posture offered, rather than the one your body is able to attain: “In how many poses are we really comfortable and steady?”

*** Dates for all the "limbs"***:

YAMA - 8 FEBRUARY 10 - 12.30pm

NIYAMA -  29 FEBRUARY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

ASANA - 21 MARCH 10 - 12.30pm

PRANAYAMA - 4 APRIL - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

PRATYAHARA - 16 MAY - 10 - 12.30pm

DHARANA - 6 JUNE - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

DHYANA - 18 JULY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

SAMADI - 19 JULY 10 - 12.30pm

Fee for 1 workshop: £20

Fee for ALL THE WORKSHOPS: £108

All workshops will include:

- yoga practice (relevant to the limb), breathing, meditation and discussions about the particular limb. 

Any questions please ring 0121 679 6055.

Namaste

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At Moseley Yoga, we understand how life can sometimes get in the way of our plans. That is why our cancellation policy is simple and straightforward.

 

- If you are unable to attend a prepaid class or workshop, please notify us (by phone or email) at least one hour prior to the session. In such case, we will offer credit to which can be redeemed for another session.

- If you are unable to notify us of your cancellation one hour before the session or simply forget to attend, we cannot offer credit or refunds. 

 (Moseley Yoga does not offer refunds except in the unlikely event of cancelling a class or workshop). 

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