Chakra Meditation

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Your life energy (also known as your ‘prana’) is like electricity which runs along energy channels called nadi whih run throughout the human body. Chakra’s are like junction boxes where the channels come together. There are seven main chakras in the upper body, as follows:

The Root Chakra (muladhara) is red in colour and it is located at the perineum / pelvic floor. Specifically, in men it is located in the area between the anus and scrotum and, for women, it is the area between the anus and clitoris. Those who practice yoga will be familiar with the moola bandha- contracting the moola bandha triggers this root chakra. Our basic survival instincts are located in this energy centre. It is also linked to our ability to trust in others.

The Sacral Chakra (svadhistana) is orange in colour and it is located about 2 inches below the navel (also known as the dantian). This second energy centre is linked to our sexuality and family connections. It is also likened to our inner child being associated with creativity, innocence, vulnerability and spontaneity.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (manipura) is yellow in colour and it located in the solar plexus, that is about 2 inches below your sternum in your chest. This chakra is linked to our ego / our self-concept as an individual, fame, authority and free-will.

The Heart Chakra (anahata) is green in colour and it is located just left of the centre of your chest. It is associated with love, hatred, faith, compassion, anger, duty and devotion.

The Throat Chakra (vishuddha) is blue in colour and it is located at the base of your throat. It is linked to our creativity, communication/ expression, our knowledge and abundance.

The Third Eye Chakra (ajna) is indigo in colour and it is located at the centre of your forehead in-between the eyebrows. It linked to intuition, insight/ inner vision, wisdom and relaxation.

The Crown Chakra (sahaswara) is violet in colour and it is located at the very top of your head. It is linked to our union with the Divine and cosmic consciousness and unbounded awareness.

Each of these seven chakra’s resonates with specific sounds that you can make/ chant:

The Root Chakra – “LAM”

The Sacral Chakra – “VAM”

The Solar Plexus Chakra – “RAM”

The Heart Chakra – “YAM”

The Throat Chakra – “HAM”

The Third Eye Chakra – “SHAM”

The Crown Chakra – “OM”

To meditate on the chakra’s and awaken each energy centre first sit down in a comfortable position with your back straight and watch your breath. Once you have settled begin chanting the first mantra “LAM” visualising its location in your body and the colour red. Do this for about 5 minutes and then watch your breath and settle back down.

Then do the same for the second chakra – visualise its location in your body (i.e. the dantian; 2 inches below the navel) and its colour (orange) and chant the mantra “VAM” for 5 minutes or so.

Repeat this routine for each chakra (remembering to leave a gap between each stage as you simply watch your breath and settle back down):

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Finally, after chanting all seven mantras you then observe the silence for 20 minutes; watching your breath.

This meditation should only be done in the mornings as it gives you an abundance of energy . Ideally it should be done first thing and before any work out. If you do this in the evening you will not be able to sleep at night!

Damian is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga.  To book a class with Damian you can contact him by:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/queensroadyoga/

Instagram: cadmanjonesdamian

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Sound Therapy

 

Tibetan Singing Bowl & Yoga Nidra Sound Bath

THIS Sunday at 3pm (and every Sunday thereafter!) @ Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road

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Tibetan Singing Bowls an ancient practice to aid healing and meditative states of healing. These hand-crafted bowls are fine tuned to the chakras and help realign and restore the normal vibratory frequencies of your body, mind and soul. And in turn calming and promoting healing.

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping; a.k.a. “yogic sleep”.  It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

The combination of yoga Nidra and sound bathing creates a very relaxing type of energy medicine that promote deep healing from stress, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease. By vibrating the water relaxing the body into deep states where it naturally repairs and heals.

Damian Cadman-Jones – certified and highly respected teacher of yoga nidra, yoga asana and healing therapist, having spent the best part of two years training under world-renowned masters in South India.

Ash Meraki – sound therapist, crystal worker and reflexologist. Has been working with music and sound for many years as a musician, practicing aromatherapy and studying metaphysics and spiritual orientated subjects he naturally grew in the direction of Sound therapy.

Important come join us at the Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road, Leicester for a healing Sound Bath 15:00 – 16:00 hours on Sunday 4th November 2018; cost £15 per person.  Places are limited so advance bookings are essential. Contact Damian to reserve a place:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896

Yoga on a full moon

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The moon is 98% out tonight in Leicester; full moon tomorrow.  But should I practice yoga when the moon is full?  What is the relationship between the moon and yoga?

Our moon is one of the biggest moons in our solar system.  Around each full moon, the sun, earth, and moon arrange themselves more or less along a line in space and their combined pull increases, because the magnetism/ gravity of the sun reinforces the moon’s magnetism/ gravity.  This, in turn, has an effect on the glands in our body.  This is why you often find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep on a full moon and why you seem to have more energy.  With this is mind, it is easy to overdo a work out on a full moon and injury yourself.  At the Prana Vashya Yoga Studio we tend to run softer / ying style yoga classes on a full moon.

Prana Vashya Yoga and Hatha Yoga are both types of Raja Yoga.  The Gheranda Samhitha is the original Sanskrit text on the secretes of  Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga.  Translated from Sanskrit, ha means “sun” and tha means “moon.”  This symbolises the two energy bodies present in us all: the male / sun / yang energy and the female / moon / ying energy.  All forms of Raja Yoga seek to balance these two opposing energy forces within us.

Damian is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga.  To book a class with Damian you can contact him by:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/queensroadyoga/

Instagram: cadmanjonesdamian

 

 

New term begins @Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Rd.

The Lotus is the ancient symbol of Yoga because it rises above the muddy waters in which it grows, and blooms in majestic  beauty; pure- unstained.   Human nature has many dimensions and is likened with a lotus of many petals, which by unfolding one after another, blossoms eternally.

Unleash your inner greatness and bloom eternally with Prana Vashya Yoga!

Prana Vashya is a practice that integrates mindfulness and expresses the beauty of fluid movement by joining movement  with breath.  This technique is unique to Prana Vashya and it enhances your awareness of alignment and increases your concentration span.  This not only assists you in your everyday day-to-day work activities but helps you face life with confidence.

So make the change your body and mind craves and enroll this term at the Prana Vashya Yoga Studio on Queens Road, Leicester. 

Contact Damian for more information:

0777 900 1896 

damiancadmanjones@gmail.com 

Sound Therapy – New Dates

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath & Yoga Nidra

Sunday at 3pm @ Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road

7th, 14th & 21st October

Singing bowl studio photo

Tibetan Singing Bowls an ancient practice to aid healing and meditative states of healing. These hand-crafted bowls are fine tuned to the chakras and help realign and restore the normal vibratory frequencies of your body, mind and soul. And in turn calming and promoting healing.

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping; a.k.a. “yogic sleep”.  It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

The combination of yoga Nidra and sound bathing creates a very relaxing type of energy medicine that promote deep healing from stress, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease. By vibrating the water relaxing the body into deep states where it naturally repairs and heals.

Damian Cadman-Jones – certified and highly respected teacher of yoga nidra, yoga asana and healing therapist, having spent the best part of two years training under world-renowned masters in South India.

Ash Meraki – sound therapist, crystal worker and reflexologist. Has been working with music and sound for many years as a musician, practicing aromatherapy and studying metaphysics and spiritual orientated subjects he naturally grew in the direction of Sound therapy.

Important So come join us at the Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road, Leicester for a healing  Bath 15:00 – 16:00 hours on Sunday 7th, 14th & 21st October 2018; cost £15 per person.  Places are limited so advance bookings are essential. Contact Damian to reserve a place:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896