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Restorative Yoga for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi)

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Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked


Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi)

We warmly invite you to join us and take time to de-stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga evening to celebrate the longest day, Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi), influenced by the Chinese Solar Calendar. With nature now in full bloom and the sounds of new life fill every bush and tree, there is an unmissable heat of Yang energy in the air. Bring the body and mind back in to harmony with our cooling Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening as we celebrate the tenth solar term.

For 90 minutes Lily will take you slowly through a relaxing Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga practice which unwinds deep tensions helping you slowly let go of stress; Then David will guide you through a 30 minute Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

Who is it for?
Restorative yoga is suitable for ‘every body,’ whether you are new to yoga or a regular yoga practitioner. Just bring yourself, warm stretching clothes and socks, and if preferred your favourite warm blanket (blankets not required as we supply, but if it feels more cosy with your own, your welcome to bring one).

Cost: £22
Places are limited so book your space today for this special event.

FULLY BOOKED

Note: You don’t need a PayPal account to book

Date & Time:
Thursday 22nd June at 7:45PM – 9:45PM

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

 

CHINESE SOLAR CALENDAR RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON:
Follow our seasonal solar journey in to restorative yoga as we transition through the 24 solar terms.

“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!”

 

What is Restorative Yoga?

Sometimes you’ve just got to slow everything right down.

When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of props that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching.

Poses like Child’s Pose, Legs-Up-the-Wall, and Savasana are held for up to 15 minutes using bolsters, blankets, pillows, straps, blocks, sandbags, walls, chairs and eye pillows, to support your body in a full, long, and comfortable, relaxing stretch so that tension can slowly be released. The more fully your body is supported, the deeper your sense of relaxation and surrender will be.

Because the body and mind relax, literally becoming softer, we also create space to get in touch again with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

Here are the top reasons to spend a little extra time opening up and breathing in the benefits of this nourishing yoga practice.

  • Benefit from full and deep stretches
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Deeply relaxes the body
  • Quiets the mind
  • Improves capacity for healing and balancing
  • Balances your nervous system
  • Boosts your immune system to help recover from illness
  • Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
  • Enhances mood states
  • Heal emotional pain

Benefits of 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.

  • Yoga nidra counteracts stress and 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

 

Book your space

Cost :£22

FULLY BOOKED
Note: You don’t need a PayPal account to book

Venue:

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

 

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 Yoga Lily

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Lily is an experienced certified yoga teacher, she teaches the traditional, relaxing and invigorating Yoga as practiced in Asia for thousands of years; it is a little more holistic in nature, meaning, it covers not just the physical aspects of yogic practice (like asanas or poses, mudras or locks), but also the breathing, meditation, mindfulness and restorative techniques sometimes lacking in the modern practice. Yoga is part of who she is, from practicing yoga in the parks of China as a child, to graduating from YogiYoga(China) Institute in 2007, Lily has loved helping and inspiring people ever since. You can help balance your mind and body to give a sense of wholeness and great happiness.