YOGA and MEDITATION

 by LEIGH​

Holistic Akhanda Yoga

It was in Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India where I completed my RYT 200h (Yoga Alliance®) as a qualified Holistic Akhanda Yoga Teacher under the amazing  teachings of  Himalayan Yoga Master Yogrishi  Vishvketu (co founder of Akhanda Yoga) at  Anand Prakash  Ashram.

In this remote region of the world, a place that is overflowing with an abundance of highly charged energies - specifically in Rishikesh and Dharamshala (Mcleod Ganj), home of the Dalai Lama - I was able to really delve deep into the holistic teachings of traditional Himalayan Hatha yoga, as well as Buddhist and Tibetan Meditation.

 

Spiritual seekers, gurus, ancient cultures, mystery schools, Gods of the ancient ways, enlightened beings of love and light have all held their prominence in this sacred and enchanting part of the world. The Himalayas has always held a strong a place in my heart, a place where I feel the utmost contentment, simply being one with the energies and revelling in their beauty and breathing in the pure high vibrating air.

 

Therefore, it is with pleasure that I bring my teachings and knowledge with me to my classes and workshops, to create a space where everyone is able to live in the present moment, and rediscover that inner divine light that resides in each and every one of us.

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'atha yoga anushasanam,'

now the study and practice of Yoga begins.Yoga Sutra 1:1

Meditation

During the course of my yoga teacher training at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, one aspect of my daily practice that I thoroughly enjoyed and found so beneficial was the practice of morning meditation at sunrise. Therefore, one of my wishes upon returning, was to create a space for people to be able to experience the typical Himalayan way of Meditation.

Currently, I am offering these wonderful and relaxing meditation classes at Das Yoga Cafe, in Berlin. In these meditation classes, I am really excited to bring the very easy techniques and exercises that I have learned to create a space for everyone where they can simply relax, go within and be. Through some simple and easy Pranayama (breath work techniques), Pratyahara (direction of the senses) and Dhyana (Meditation, or absorption) we will create a safe and centred space that will encourage us to be in the present moment.

 

Meditation is accessible to absolutely everyone from beginners to advance practitioners. The benefits are so great and I am really happy to be given this opportunity and also meet wonderful souls in the process. 

 

Research has shown that simple meditation can reduce the impact of stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and provide many other healing benefits. With a slowing down of the breath and heart rate, one is able to more easily become centred and bring their attention to the present moment.

If you would like to know more about Holistic Akhanda Yoga, or Meditation, simply message me through my social media, or via the contact page!

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