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Yoga Lily is in Furzton.4 days ago
Furzton
#YOGA : THURSDAY 18 APRIL CLASSES
18:30 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily)
19:30 - Slow Flow Hatha Yoga (David)
Our classes: https://yogalily.com/classes/
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily is in Furzton.5 days ago
Furzton
#YOGA : WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL CLASSES
09:45 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily) small group
18:15 - Beginners to Improvers Yoga (David)
19:45 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily) small group
Our classes: https://yogalily.com/classes/
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily is in Furzton.6 days ago
Furzton
#YOGA : TUESDAY 16 APRIL CLASSES
18:00 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily) Small Group
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily1 week ago
#YOGA : Join us for an evening of Qigong and Yin yoga - Yoga nidra and Live traditional Chinese music – Sunday 5th May
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily1 week ago
Look Up

I have 422 friends yet I am lonely
I speak to all of them everyday yet none of them really know me
The problem I have sits in the space in-between
Looking into their eyes or at a name on a screen

I took a step back and opened my eyes
I looked round and realised
This media we call social is anything but
when we open our computers and it’s our doors we shut

All this technology we have it’s just an illusion
Community, companionship, a sense of inclusion
When you step away from this device of delusion
You awaken to see a world of confusion

A world where we’re slaves to the technology we mastered
Where information gets sold by some rich, greedy bastard
A world of self-interest, self-image, self-promotion
Where we all share our best bits but leave out the emotion

We’re at our most happy with an experience we share
But is it the same if no one is there?
Be there for your friends and they’ll be there too
But no one will be if a group message will do

We edit and exaggerate, crave adulation
We pretend not to notice the social isolation
We put our words into order till our lives are glistening
We don’t even know if anyone is listening

Being alone isn’t the problem let me just emphasise
If you read a book, paint a picture, or do some exercise
You’re being productive and present not reserved and reclused
You’re being awake and attentive and putting your time to good use

So when you’re in public and you start to feel alone
Put your hands behind your head, step away from the phone
You don’t need to stare at your menu or at your contact list
Just talk to one another, learn to co-exist

I can’t stand to hear the silence of a busy commuter train
When no one wants to talk for the fear of looking insane
We’re becoming unsocial, it no longer satisfies
To engage with one another and look into someone’s eyes.

We’re surrounded by children who since they were born
Have watched us living like robots and think it’s the norm
It’s not very likely you’ll make world’s greatest Dad
If you can’t entertain a child without using an iPad

When I was a child I’d never be home
I’d be out with my friends, on our bikes we’d roam
I’d wear holes in my trainers and graze up my knees
Or build our own clubhouse high up in the trees

Now the park is so quiet it gives me a chill
See no children outside and the swings hanging still
There’s no skipping, no hopscotch, no church and no steeple
We’re a generation of idiots, smart phones and dumb people

So look up from your phone, shut down the display
Take in your surroundings, make the most of today
Just one real connection is all it can take
To show you the difference that being there can make

Be there in the moment as she gives you the look
That you remember forever as when love overtook
The time she first held your hand or first kissed your lips
The time you first disagreed but still loved her to bits

The time you don’t have to tell hundreds of what you’ve just done
Because you want to share this moment with just this one.
The time you sell your computer so you can buy a ring
For the girl of your dreams who is now the real thing

The time you want to start a family and the moment when
You first hold your little girl and get to fall in love again
The time she keeps you up at nights and all you want is rest
And the time you wipe away the tears as your baby flees the nest
Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily is in Furzton.2 weeks ago
Furzton
#YOGA : THURSDAY 11 APRIL CLASSES
18:30 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily)
19:30 - Slow Flow Hatha Yoga (David)
Our classes: https://yogalily.com/classes/
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Qigong & Yin Yoga Evening – Yoga Nidra and Guzheng Music

balancing yin yang practice of Qigong & Yin Yoga
By Yoga Lily 1 week ago
Home  /  nidra  /  Qigong & Yin Yoga Evening – Yoga Nidra and Guzheng Music

Join us for a balancing yin yang practice of Qigong & Yin Yoga; finishing the evening with Live traditional Chinese music and Yoga Nidra to close the evening.

Qigong Yoga – yogalily

Take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Qigong yoga and Yin Yoga evening with a Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep meditation) and traditional Chinese Live Music.

As the Spring season transitions to Summer the world fully awakes from its slumber, it makes this the perfect time to cultivate a healthier, happier and more balanced life, setting your path for the whole year ahead.

For 75 minutes Lily will take you slowly through the gentle practice of Chinese health Qigong to boost our Yang Qi energy, and a deep Yin Yoga practice to restore Qi (chi) energy flow throughout the body, then transitioning into a relaxing 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice with David—known as yogic sleep—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

 

What is included In this two hours workshop:

  • Practice of Chinese health Qigong to boost our Yang Qi energy
  • Practice a Yin Yoga focused on the detoxification of the liver and gallbladder
  • Yoga Nidra accompanied by live Chinese music played on the Guzheng
  • Refreshments at the close of the evening

 

Who is it for?
Qigong and Yin yoga is suitable for ‘every body,’ whether you are new to Qigong yoga or a regular yoga practitioner. Just bring yourself, warm stretching clothes and socks, and if preferred your favourite warm blanket (we supply blankets but if it feels more cosy with your own, your welcome to bring one).

The postures practiced in these styles of yoga are passive and designed to stimulate the meridian energy pathways and parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of mind, body and spirit harmony and balance.

Complete beginners welcome.

Cost: £25

Places are limited so book your space today for this special event.

Date & Time:
Sunday 5 May 2019, 6pm-8pm

Venue: St John Ambulance HQ. 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA

 


 

Qigong

Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians used in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it.

Benefits of Qigong:

  • Reduces stress, 
  • Improves posture, balance and mobility
  • Lowers blood pressure and improves heart health
  • Reduction of chronic pain
  • Promotes a healthy immune system

 

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga uses passively held poses, typically for 3 to 5 minutes, to stimulate, align and unblock the bodies myofascial meridian energy pathways restoring Qi energy (prana) and calming the nervous system; bringing the mind, body and spirit back in to balance.

Becoming still in a pose and staying for a while creates space, allowing sensations and often unconscious emotions to surface and release from your system. This way you clear the mind without getting caught up in the stories of those emotions. In Yin yoga each posture applies moderate stress to the muscles, connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.

Yin yoga is especially for you if your energy levels are feeling depleted or you if are over-stimulated with your mind overactive or your energy levels erratic.

Benefits of Yin Yoga

  • Calms & balances the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of Qi or prana

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) brings an incredible calmness, quietness, clarity an deep relaxation. Creating a state called samadhi, it is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Yoga nidra counteracts stress and is prescribed by GPs in many countries
  • Provides effective relief for depression and long standing anxiety
  • It is an efficient way to obtain sleep
  • Clears the mind for learning and absorbing new material
  • Releases tension for body and mind
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Helps with creativity

 

Live Music

Lily will open and close the evening with traditional Chinese music played on the Guzheng, accompanying the Yoga Nidra relaxing guided meditation to finish the evening.

“When we take the time to create ease in our lives, we not only affect ourselves and our own bodies, we also affect the quality of our actions…and the choices we make…and then we begin to affect the world. When we act from deep ease, we will affect people we haven’t even met!”

 

Venue:

St John Ambulance
21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA

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 Yoga Lily

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Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007 (7 years in the UK). She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice. For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance. “I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition” – Lili Chen.