2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, 13 April 19
Address367 New Cross Road
Life in the city can be stressful. Getting on the tube, long working days, financial pressures, having a sedentary life style, and these are just a few stress factors many of us deal with on a daily basis. But what affect does stress have on our health? We can recognise the affects of stress in different parts of the body, for example tight shoulders and hips, a knot in the stomach or poor digestion, pain in the lower back, shortness of breath, a scatty mind. Stress is a nervous system response to our environment and many of us are getting “stuck” in the bodies stress response. Yoga, when practiced skilfully, can help to alleviate the symptoms of stress by bringing balance back to the nervous system, leading to improved overall health and well-being.
Join Alice in this 2 hour workshop for managing stress. The afternoon will start with a 30 minute yoga nidra designed to soothe the affects of stress by shifting the mind and body into a calmer state. You’ll be introduced to a simple breathing method called coherent breathing and be guided into a deep state of relaxation. You’ll then be lead through a gentle but invigorating flow with the intention of releasing accumulative tension in the body caused by stress. After the flow you’ll be invited to sit in a short meditation designed to help you identify with where you feel stress and how to let it go. Finding a comfortable seat that can be sustained in meditation can be a challenge, so you’ll also be shown a full range of seated positions, including how to use the props to support your body, so that you can find a position that works for you. The workshop will be informal, friendly and informative. There’ll be opportunity for discussion and to share experiences. You’re also welcome to bring a recording device to record the yoga nidra and meditation, so that you have resources to take home with you.
N.B. This is a general workshop for managing stress and will not address specific conditions or pathologies. If you have any concerns or are unsure about your suitability for this workshop then please contact Alice directly to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org