Happy weekend folks! We are just one week away from our Late Summer Treat next weekend with the fab Cate Peterson and Lars Skalman from @seasonalyogatreats. Just a few spots left - and today is the last day that you can grab $15 off with the code LATESUMMER15! So what are you waiting for?! Book yourself in for a delicious day of yoga, yummy seasonal food and a whole heap of wellbeing practices to support you during this busy time of year. Click the link in our bio to grab your spot! See you on the mat!
Prana in Sanskrit means life force. It is the universal life-giving energy, that flows through currents in and around the human body. Breath, and breathing, is the primary pranic force in our bodies, bringing life and energy to the cells. When we practice pranayama (which literally means breath control), we practice yogic breathing exercises such as nadi shodhana (alternative nostril breathing) which help to balance, extend and purify the energy in the body through the breath.
If you've been wanting to learn more about Ayurveda, we've got just the thing for you this weekend! As the first module of our teacher training here at SAMA, Falu and Michael Eyre are hosting a two-day Ayurvedic cooking workshop - and you're invited to come and join us! Not only will you gain some incredible cookery skills and get to savour delicious Ayurvedic food, but you'll also discover more about your 'dosha' (unique constitution) and ways to take care of yourself all year round. Ayurveda is the Indian science of life, a sister science to yoga and a completely holistic health system designed to nourish and support mind and body. Very limited spots are available for the workshops - join us for either one day or the whole weekend. Your stomach will thank you! For more information and to grab yourself a place, head over to the link in our bio
Sneak peek for our Late Summer Treat on February 25...here's Lars from @seasonalyogatreats assisting urdhva dhanurasana - a great pose to stretch and strengthen the body, and support the stomach meridians. Last few spots now available - grab yourself $15 dollars off by clicking the link in our bio and using the code LATESUMMER15
It's Monday Sutra time! In this Sutra, Patanjali explains further that our yoga practice is the effort to still the fluctuations of the mind and keep a calm, steady state of mind. Whatever brought you to the mat in the first place, chances are you will have begun to experience this sense of calm and peace after practicing. In his interpretation, B.K.S. Iyengar explains that yoga practitioners must practice all eight limbs of yoga - including asana, pranayama (breathing), the yamas and niyamas (moral codes) and dhyana (meditation). You can begin to experience all of these with us here at SAMA studio - so keep practicing!
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~ C.G. Jung
#dinnergoals! How delicious do these look?! Fresh, healthy and delicious...the perfect treats for summer! (p.s. this is a sneak peek of some of the delicious food we'll be enjoying at the Late Summer Treat with Lars and Cate from @seasonalyogatreats on February 25. Fancy a bowl of this deliciousness?! Grab yourself a ticket - super duper early bird price finishes TONIGHT! Click the link in our bio and use the code LATESUMMER30. See you there!)
It's nearly the weekend, woo hoo! Last week we talked about mudra, and this week we're looking at mantra. A mantra is a word or sound that is believed to have spiritual power. In Sanskrit, it literally means 'tool of thought' and indeed they are often used in meditation to aid concentration and focus. We can have personal mantras too, words that we repeat to give us power and strength. You'll likely be familiar with at least mantra - the word 'OM', which is considered to be the sound of the universe. It's said that the vibrations of a mantra can have healing powers, resonating through the cells of the body and filling them with light and energy! Wowsers!
Are you craving time to slow down and feel completely restored? In late Summer, our bodies need rest and restoration, to absorb everything we've 'taken in' during the busy summertime. It's a time of ripening, assimilating and coming to fruition.
We have just the thing for you with our Late Summer Seasonal Treat on February 25, led by Cate Peterson and Lars Skalman. They'll lead you through a beautiful yoga practice designed specifically to support your spleen and stomach meridians. You'll savour light, healthy and wholesome food to give your body what it needs at this time. You'll leave feeling whole, complete and deeply nourished.
And guess what - you can grab yourself $30 off with our super early bird offer, available only until this Saturday, February 6!
Click the link in our bio to explore all upcoming workshops and grab your spot!
Chaturanga dandasana is a milestone for many in their yoga practice. As part of the traditional Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) sequences, it is a fundamental pose which takes a combination of strength and a conscious awareness of alignment in order to perform it safely. This is a pose which takes consistent, dedicated practice. So keep calm and chaturanga, folks!