Christmas is coming so thought i'd best throw in a few Stress-buster specials! So yes, as the rest of nature follows it's natural inclination to slow down and rest and replenish as we start to enter Winter we urbanised Humans tend to run around even more and go counter flow to the flow of nature and our instincts trying to get things done! This is particularly stressful at this time of year on our Adrenals as naturally right now the body and mind wants to flow into a state of quiescence and reflection as this is what the conditions around us prompt in the body.
So it's even more important right now to get that space where you can relax the nervous system, otherwise you begin to carry the stress and tiredness through into the coming months. It's also a time where we need the space to 'germinate' new ideas in our subconscious ready for Spring, much like bulbs that sit under the surface of the Earth through Winter before launching into new growth as the sun comes back in Spring - it doesn't look like there is a lot going, but under the surface there is! So we sometimes forget as human beings that we are part of nature too and also subjected to the forces at work around us.
The other prevalent dynamic at this time of year is the sense of low mood we can sometimes feel as we begin to draw inwards - introversion (yin) is natural to a degree at this time of year, but you still need the spark and flame of healthy human contact to keep the inner pilot light burning! - or else we can then start to feel 'depressed'. So since the heady days of extroversion (yang) in summer have now naturally past, come and have some slightly more peaceful but nourishing contact at the class and pub social that follows!
In this class we slow down the processes of the body and nervous system, so you go way beyond your 'normal' state of relaxation, allowing the body to rest and replenish much more deeply and nervous system and hormones to re-balance.
So come and give your body and mind some quality rest and nourishment on a Tuesday evening!
Having done yoga first, it makes socialising and connecting with those around you much easier as you the yoga I teach amplifies your feel good hormones and Heart energy!
Be great to see you there, i'm an expert on the body-mind connection, for more from me feel free to visit www.richardbrookacupuncture.co.uk or www.creativeyogalondon.co.uk
What they are saying...
"Thank you Richard! I really enjoyed your class and will be back next week! Haven't felt so relaxed, peaceful and calm for a very long time! Just what I needed! And it was fun to meet so many friendly social people tonight! See you next week everyone!"
"Highly recommend this class folks, I went for the first time last week. Richard guides you along to create a lovely balance between being energised and relaxed. Great for the non-flexible types like myself. :-)"
"I attended your Yoga & Introduction to Meditation & Deep Relaxation meetup last Tuesday - amazing experience! And great idea to link meetup with a social!"
The Albany club is in a converted church off Albany St - Walk down Albany St (which is opposite Great Portland St tube station) and take the 3rd right turn - the turning after the police station and where you see Cape of Good Hope Pub and the Albany is behind there. Sat Nav is NW1 4EE
IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE VENUE PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS: http://youtu.be/ac8izYyOOzg
Class is 7.30 until 9.00
Cost: Drop in £10, £9 concession (low income / student) or Special Offer on your first visit: 4 classes for £30 / £26 concession
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There are Yoga mats available so don't worry about bringing one!
If you are interested in more similar events then check out my new meetup group Rich's London Holistic Events & Community with social yoga classes on and much more! Or if it's just yoga classes you like to rock then please visit my yoga meetup group.
More from Richard talking about various aspects of the Body-mind connection, acupuncture, yoga and holistic health here