Yoga & Meditation
Yoga with Fiona
Yoga can be a vital component of integrated health. When we move our bodies with conscious awareness, in yoga, we are able to tap into a deep resource of presence and energy. When we flow with each breath we can embody each moment, release stress and tension and over time develop inner strength and balance.
Meditation is something that will develop over time when the mind has been calmed, or focussed with practice of dharana (concentration). It is only through dharana that dhyana (meditation) will come. The traditional purpose of yogasana is to enable the body to sit in meditation. It is good for us as beginners to use a particular technique to support us in our practice, and to add in to our integrated health approach.
Yoga Nidra - the sleep of the yogis
The practice of yoga nidra, (yoga sleep), is designed to take us into the space of conscious awareness and pure presence. It adapts to the needs of the practitioner, relaxation and deep rest, healing, insight, vitality and creativity. It is perhaps one of the most important aspects of our integrated women’s health retreats and resources. The restorative power of rest cannot be underestimated.