Meditating more when our plates are full

crazy busyIt is when our lives are full and busy that we need our daily meditation to help center us for the day.

Ironically, when we get busy, the first thing that tends to get cut back is our meditation practice. We have less time and a lot on our plates, so it makes sense that this happens, but in the end it doesn’t really help us. Most of us know from experience that we function much better when we give ourselves time each day to sit in silence. And the more we have to do, the more we need that solitary, quiet time for the day ahead. As a result, while it may sound counterintuitive, it is during busy times that we most need to spend more time in meditation rather than less. By being quiet and listening to the universe, we will be given what we need to get through our day.

Expanding our morning meditation by just 10 minutes can make a big difference, as can the addition of short meditations into our daily schedule. The truth is, no matter how busy we are, unless we are in the midst of a crisis we always have five or 10 minutes to spare. The key is convincing ourselves that spending that time in meditation is the most fruitful choice. We could be getting our dishes done or heading into work earlier instead, so it’s important that we come to value the importance of meditation in the context of all the other things competing for attention in our lives. All we have to do to discover whether it works to meditate more when we are busy is to try it.

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Inversion Workshop with Lars Kruger

yoga lovaA dictionary definition of “invert” is to “put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement.”

Since we rarely, if ever, purposefully turn ourselves upside down, an aversion to inversions is natural. But it’s a shame to let fear keep us from so many benefits and delights.

Inversions set yoga apart from other physical disciplines. Without Inversions, the essence of yoga is missing.

Psychologically – Inversions allow us to see things from an alternate perspective.

Emotionally – they guide the energy of the pelvis (the energy of creation and personal power) toward the heart centre, enabling self-exploration, inner growth and happiness.

Physically, they stimulate the immune and endocrine systems, thereby invigorating and nourishing the brain and the organs. When done correctly, inversions also release tension in the neck and the spine.

Regular, daily practice of Inversions is addictive. They make you happy, revive your spirit and can lift any bad mood!

In this workshop Lars Kruger, a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher, will guide us through all the 4 main basic yoga inversions. Lars’ attention to detail, and his focus on alignment and health of the body, will enable you to approach the inversions with confidence from a safe and proper base.

The workshop is suitable for both beginner to advanced yoga practioners. For beginners, the workshop will introduce you to the fun world of inversions and for advanced practioners, the workshop will provide you with even more tools to advance your inversions.

  • Date: Tursday May 28 2015
  • Time: 10h00 – 12h00
  • Place: Yoga Lova Studio, Illovo
  • Cost: R250.00 per person
  • RSVP: Nadine Hurwitz at Nadine@yoga-lova.com / 082 771 6105