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Tuning in Yoga ...

we practice in synchrony.

In him was life
and life was the light of men;
 light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.

(John 1,4-5)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

Welcome to,

Afterwards, the practice proposal awaits you, consisting of two distinct and consequential moments:

  • Meditation

  • Ashtanga Yoga

Today's proposal will unfold like this:

Start reading the written track following the directions in order to prepare yourself physically, mentally and spiritually for what you are about to do.

Remember that it is always very important that you take the time and space to practice.

The entire proposal will last approximately 2 hours. However, if you feel you do not have all this time available, we invite you to follow the proposal at least up to the MEDITATION audio track included.

By following the written instructions you will arrive at the first MEDITATION audio track which today accompanies you in a space dedicated to Gathering and Welcoming .

After completing the meditation, take the time you need, and then start practicing following the ASHTANGA YOGA proposal.

Here the choice is yours:

  • If you are an expert practitioner choose the track: FIRST COMPLETE SET.

  • If you are an intermediate practitioner follow the track: GUIDED PRACTICE

  • If you are a beginner or at least feel the need to practice with fewer positions, choose the track: ASHTANGA YOGA BEGINNERS

Given the characteristics of ashtanga yoga and the intensity and dynamism of the practice, it is essential that you read the following:

IMPORTANT!

The proposed practice of ASHTANGA YOGA   is designed for practitioners of ashtanga Yoga with already a minimum of  previous experience, in respect of their current level (expert, intermediate, beginner) . If you decide to follow it, do it with total serenity and especially if you are not already an ashtanga practitioner and / or do not have an already established practice, do not run away if the indications seem out of your current reach and understanding. Stay as long as you can and then slowly give yourself time to relax, breathe and calmly exit the practice.

To simplify, remember to print the card with the ashtanga positions and to print or view before starting to practice the card with the name of the positions that make up the audio track (only for beginners, ASHTANGA YOGA BEGINNERS page)

Good practice!

With Joy and Gratitude

Thomas for Kyem

Sunday 28 March at 10: 00      Collect and welcome _cc7819094_bad3-5cde-136

Prepare the practice space with care and attention, making sure it is intimate, quiet. It is important that this is a moment dedicated to you.

Carefully spread out the mat and use a pillow, folded blanket or zafu for meditation if you like or use them during your listening moments. This will help you maintain a more comfortable position for longer.

Keep the virtual support you have chosen to follow the practice (pc or phone) close to you but do not let yourself be disturbed.

Keep a pen and a notebook or paper handy, they will come in handy later.

Prepare a bowl of water and place it in front of you. In front of you place a lighted candle.

Sit on the ground bringing your buttocks on the pillow or directly on the mat, feeling the support on the ischium.

Cross your legs to find a position that is comfortable for you.

Listen to your body weight, balance the tilt of your spine until you feel straight but effortless.

Breathe.

Welcome the sounds coming from the outside trying to integrate them to your listening. Refine your listening more and more, reaching far and near sounds.

Look at the candle, observe its contours, its movement, its light.

 

Welcome to collect

What happens after sowing?

The harvest ? No, the harvest is the final act.

The ripeness of the fruit? No, ripening is the decisive step that prepares for the harvest.

Pollination, flowering, plant development, the birth of the sprout? No, these are all indispensable phases but they would not be enough for the seed to express the power of Life that is in him.

After the sowing comes the time of welcome.

Accept with a resolute and flexible spirit that the time of the seed is passing to make way for the time of growth. To welcome without expecting anything in return. To welcome every impulse of life as the primary heart motor.

Welcoming means recognizing that in ourselves there can be room for our neighbor and that often our neighbor is ourselves, in all the variants of us that we do not know or do not accept.

To accept it is essential to accept and accept oneself, learning to lay down the brutal weapons of judgment that we too often use against ourselves and others.

Accept that the things and events of the world take on forms and take directions that may not be in tune with us, but this does not mean that they must become inhibitors to our happiness.

Accepting does not mean giving up or succumbing.

Accepting can be the resource for experiencing change in the direction we feel is ours; the direction we decide to take; or the urge to change the direction taken if we no longer feel it in resonance with us.

Judge, divide.

Welcoming and accepting Unites.

Going in challenge to or against someone and something divides.

Welcoming and accepting Unites.

Fear divides.

Welcoming and accepting with a loving gaze over the events of life, Unites.

The laws of man, religions, ideologies divide.

Welcoming and accepting with an open heart, beyond any construction of the mind, Unites.

The world uses war and fear as a form of division.

Life nourishes its creatures through acceptance, as a form of union.

The world emphasizes distancing and canceling all forms of sharing.

Life grows and multiplies through sharing, exchange, acceptance.

The world uses force with closed fists and strict rules.

Life expresses its power through hugs and skin.

Inside a closed fist you can only contain the darkness of deception.

Within an embrace you can bring galaxies to life.

When you give a hug, you dissolve the deadly poison of indifference and distrust; when you receive a hug, you discover the beauty of being welcomed every time.

A child who is born does not ask to be understood, but rejoices in being welcomed.

A desire that reaches the heart does not ask to be immediately fulfilled, but lights up the moment it is accepted.

The beauty of a sunset triumphs when it is read with the eyes and heart of those who can welcome it.

The earth welcomes snow when it falls silently.

The coast welcomes the wave that comes from the depths.

Accept ourselves and others for who we are; welcoming ourselves and others in powerful hugs; swapping skin and breath can be very contagious. It can infect us with that wonderful ability which is learning to reap what we have sown.

If you wish to reap the fruit of your life, sow in the Light and welcome and share with open hands.

MEDITATION

The audio track  MEDITATION   takes you through a listening path. Listening to your breath, listening to your sensations. Listening to your inner dialogues. Listening to your wishes and choices.

Feel calm and independent . 

Meditation is an intimate journey that everyone can do only for themselves. Techniques are just expedients, tools to embark on this path. But  it is very difficult to guide a meditation effectively and it is even more so with the use of the virtual. Stay close to yourself and make your own path. With serenity, sweetness  and calm.

IMPORTANT:

Choose carefully the place where you will practice listening, make sure it is quiet and protected. Sit in a stable and comfortable position.

Meditazione
00:00 / 43:59

When you open your eyes, go back to looking at the flame of the candle in front of you. Observe its movement, its outlines.

Slowly regain tune with the body and gently move the main joints; neck, shoulders, wrists, pelvis, hips, knees, ankles.

Bring your hands into the bowl of fresh water that you placed in front of you and refresh your face, eyes.

Take the time you need and then write down in your notebook trying to answer these 2 questions easily:

  • What is reception for me and what do I want to collect now?

  • What are my desires, what do I really want for me now?

When you want, start practicing by following the directions below.

ASHTANGA YOGA

 

I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to the little ones.

(Matthew 11.25)

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