SAMA Studio@samastudio_yoga_healing

Inversions and Arm Balances workshop Nov 25 & 26

http://samastudio.com.au/headstand-shoulderstand-handstand-arm-balances-workshop/

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Dan’s teaching and practice of inversions really is super! As super as his hot pink pants even! Just 5 spots left in Sunday’s Handstand, Forearm Balance and Arm Balances Workshop! Come and join us! For more info and to book, follow the link in Bio πŸ’–


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Change your perspective and get upside down with us this Saturday in our Headstand, Shoulderstand and Beginners Arm Balance workshop. Just 2 places left! For more info and to book, follow the link in our bio πŸ’–


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Upside down Miss Jane! There are just 3 places left in Saturday’s Headstand, Shoulderstand and Beginners Arm Balance workshop. Come and join in the fun! It shall be a hoot! For more info and to secure your place, follow the link in Bio πŸ’–


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Just 4 places left in Saturday’s Headstand, Shoulderstand and Beginners Arm Balance Workshop!
Be inspired, challenge yourself and get ready to take your practice to the next level. Come and join us! It’s going to be awesome!


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πŸ€“ Sutra Monday πŸ€“

Sutra 1.5 talks of the movement of consciousness being fivefold.
Sutra 1.6 states consciousness also has five qualities - silly, distracted, scattered, one pointed and controlled/restrained. Do you identify with this? I know I do!
BKS Iyengar’s in his book Light on YSP describes conscious intelligence having 5 types, and therefore says fluctuations are of 5 types also which are: correct knowledge, perverse perception, imagination, knowledge based on sleep and knowledge based on memory.


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Hello Lovehearts! Just 4 places left in next Saturday’s Headstand, Shoulderstand and Beginners Arm Balance Workshop. For info and to book your place, check out the link in my Bio! Woohoo! πŸ˜€


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Just 6 places remain for Saturday’s Headstand Workshop! Is one of them yours? Check out the link in Bio for more info and to book! Woohoo! 😎


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We are now open 5 mornings a week! Woohoo!

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All my favourite things today! Yoga (with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco!), supremely good coffee from Dark Arts and now lunch with four generations of family. Heart FULL πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Bellingen Shire
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The way you hold your body shapes your mind. How do you express your mind through your body in movement?
Get on the yoga mat! Keep your body moving, feeling, expressing and exploring because to shape-shift is to state-shift. It's you r birthright to express any shape you want to be πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ™


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πŸ’—Let your heart soar as high as it will πŸ’—


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Fun times at the office today :) thanks @healy_aoife for being 'bridesmaid' and bringing nutritious yogi snacks (crisps!) #wow 😜


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Woohoo! I'm so excited about term 4 classes kicking off tomorrow! There are spaces available in some classes if you have been unable to enrol before now and would still like to join in. It's not too late! Check out the link in Bio for the current timetable and to book πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—


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Working my "punch" πŸ₯Š muscle today, aka #serratusanterior. VERY happy to report 100% pain free, happy, healthy shoulders!


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Patanjali talks here of the imprints of mind and how all mental activity can be grouped into 5 categories (these come up in YSP 1.6)


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A little bit of cuteness captured this morning from my practice. I'm not going to lie, the whole practice was interrupted, and I figure that's ok! Arriving to your mat, doing the doing and seeing what's possible is better than nothing, and it's the first step. Term 4 is enrolling now. See you on the mat next week πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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Woohoo! Term 4 kicks of Monday and there's something for everyone - from beginners to lifelong practitioners! Follow the link above in Bio to browse the timetable and to book, places are limited. Big Love, Laura πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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An alignment focused class to help you de-stress and bring a boost to your energy and mood. You'll gain strength and improve your flexibility as well as learn and advance in new postures. Link in Bio πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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Chai! Happy days when the fruit Gods provide Longan bigger than your eyeballs! Seriously huge! Much fun was had taking this photo. Thanks @mattapple!


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πŸ‘ŒChin Mudra πŸ‘Œ sometimes called the Seal of Knowledge, this hand gesture is said to help yoke the Individual Consciousness with the Supreme. Often used in meditation for its ability to help quieten and focus the mind, it's performed by bringing the thumb (fire element) and index finger (air) together to touch.
Chin improves our concentration, stimulates our base chakra and can help bring improvements to our sleep patterns (it's a good one for the sleep deprived - that's me today!). A reminder - term 4 is enrolling now (and filling fast). If you'd like to delve a little more into meditation and yoga physiology, check out our SAMA Sadhana course (link in Bio) xx


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Hey Folks :) a reminder that we are currently on break with classes resuming as per normal on the 16th October.
Click the link in the Bio πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘†to be guided to the timetable and to book your class for the new term. Big Love, Laura πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ

SAMA Studio Yoga β€’ Healing
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In Ayurveda β€œThe Science of Life”, Vata (Air and Ether elements) is said to govern ALL movement in the body and mind. Vata controls circulation, elimination, nerve impulses, the breath and the movement of thought. Both the change of season – the windy Spring and the demands of our modern life as we approach the end of year – are enough to upset your Vata. So, it’s not uncommon at this time of year to see Vata getting a little angry and out of balance.
Out of balance Vata may present as: a feeling of spaciness, anxiousness or depression; a lack of concentration; digestive problems, gaseous bloating; fatigue/general exhaustion; muscle twitches and arthritis.
Term 4 is enrolling now and new to the timetable is a Vata Pacifying Flow class ~ a smooth, β€˜slow’ flow sequence designed to help you feel grounded and calm as we approach the busy-ness that comes with the end of the year. You’ll leave this class feeling energised, free through the spine, clear in the mind and ready for the day. Follow the link in the Bio for more info.
Warmly, Laura.


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Wrists! Made up of 8 little bones called the carpal bones and the ulna and radius bones of the forearm - for some of us our wrists can give us a lot of grief!
Whether your picking up after your little ones, taking lids of jars, or simply typing a lot through out your day, there's no denying our wrists do a lot of work!
This week in class, we will be focusing a little on our wrist health and learning ways to warm the wrists and strengthen them so that poses like Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dog), Vasisthasana (Side Plank) and Bakasana (Crow) are more accessible and comfortable. Proper alignment coupled with a little bit of an understanding about the wrist complex is a great way to make sure we are practicing in a way that gently strengthens and avoids impingement and compression issues. See you on the mat πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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Indulging in a little prop support (props are sexy as @bemoveddaily would say 😜) for a heavenly #Sarvangasana variation.


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Monday Yoga Philosophy time! Woohoo!
Sutra 1.4 follows like a thread on from Sutra's 1.1 to 1.3. These first four Sutras are essentially a Definition of Yoga. To recap... 1.1 Now, the teachings of yoga
1.2 Yoga is the end of the disturbances of the mind.
1.3 As a result of Yoga, the Seer is firmly established in its on form and the vision of the soul radiates without the influencing activity of busy mind.
1.4 When not resting in the awareness that is the result of Yoga, the mind is then easily distracted by sense objects, material goods, thinking mind and this can give a distorted reflection. When resting in awareness as often as possible, it becomes easier to see and know our own true nature.
Big Love, Laura πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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Or... more simply put, change your shape to change your state. Thank you @noahmaze for the invitation to sequence from a place that is more juicy, more creative and more sustaining. πŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈ


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From your physical body, you will journey onward to discover your "subtle bodies" - your energy body, where breath and emotions reside; your mental body, were thoughts and obsessions can be mastered; your intellectual body, where intelligence and wisdom can be found; and your divine body, where the Universal Soul can be glimpsed" ~ Mr BKS Iyengar, Light on Life.


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I'm not one for food snaps usually BUT when it comes with Sanskrit yoga pose as a table number... well how could I resist!


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Sutra Monday! The late Mr BKS Iyengar sums this up beautifully in his book 'Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali'... he writes "When the waves of consciousness are stilled and silenced, they can no longer distort the true expression of the soul. Revealed in his own nature, the radiant seer abides in his own grandeur".
He goes on to say (and I REALLY LOVE THIS BIT) "In this state, knowledge dawns so clearly that the true grandeur of the seer is seen and felt. The vision of the soul radiates without activity on the part of citta. Once it is realised, the soul abides in its own seat".


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Gerard (the tall and handsome guy on the left 😜) and I would like to say a big huge warm hearted THaNk YoU to the sublimely gorgeous and funny Juliette @bemoveddaily for leading us today on a beYOUtiful journey, moving deeper into self and the wisdom of the body moving πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—. For all of the beautiful peeps who attended 'Exquisite Motion' today... firstly... your bone dances were off the hook 😜. Truly, thank you for arriving as you are, sharing from your heart and being a part of something really beautiful xxx


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