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 

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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

Garbha Pindasana

yoga picture 23.09.2018

Garbha Pindasana a.k.a “embryo in the womb pose” and is said to mimic the position that a foetus adopts in the womb.  This position is also believed to help bring spiritual union between your mind and soul.

How to get into the position      

From Padmasana or ‘Lotus Pose’ you tilt your body back slightly and bring the knees up and then slide your hands between your calves and thighs. Bend the elbows and keep them in and bring your hands and head together, placing your palms under your jaw and fingers on your ears.  Ensure you keep your spine rounded / in full flexion.

Hold the position for five full breaths balancing on your sacrum /  base of your spine.  Ensure you fix your vision on a point on the floor just ahead of you to maintain balance; a still mind makes for a still body.

Benefits

Garbha Pindasana:

  • Clams the mind
  • Purifies the liver and spleen
  • Activates the first three chakras: muladhara, svadisthana & manipura

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have issues with your hips knees or ankles.

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

 

Vibrational Healing

Tibetan Singing Bowl & Yoga Nidra Sound Bath

Saturday 29th September 2018, 13:00 hours @ Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road

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 come join us at the Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road, Leicester for a healing Sound Bath 13:00 – 14:00 hours on Saturday 29th September 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

Tibetan Singing Bowl & Yoga Nidra Sound Bath

Vibrational Healing

Singing bowl studio photo

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 15:30 @ Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road

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 15.30 – 16:30 hours on Sunday 23rd September 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

Ardha Chandrasana

ardha chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana a.k.a “half-moon pose”.  The moon has great symbolism in yogic thought. The sun and the moon are representative of the two opposing energies within the human anatomy.

Ardha Chandrasana is an excellent asana for learning how to balance and keep peace of mind whilst in this disorientating position.  It also teaches you to breath into the side of your body, thus increasing lung dimension.

How to get into the position

From standing at the top of your mat, turn to the right and split your legs apart twice your hip width distance, extending your arms level with your shoulders. Bring your right hand or finger tips to the floor in front of your right foot while simultaneously lifting your left foot off the floor.  Keep your legs as straight as possible and flex your left foot so that your toes point toward the left side of the room.

Fix your vision / gaze on the floor to the side of your palm.  Keep your hand above your shoulder to begin with.  For the full posture, place your palm on the rear leg (as in the above picture).

On the inhalation, line your shoulders on top of one another; stacking the left shoulder on top of the right shoulder. Open your hips on the exhalation by rotating your left knee cap towards the ceiling.  Hold the position for five full breaths.

Benefits

Ardha Chandrasana:

  • Improves balance and core strength
  • Strengthens the ankles and thighs
  • Increases flexibility in the spine muscles
  • Stretches the hamstrings

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have Osteoporosis or any knee issues or hypertension.

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: Damian Cadman-Jones

Karnapidasana

Karnapeedasana piv

Karnapidasana or “ear pressure pose” allows you to cover your ears and turn your senses inside. Karnapidasana is also great for stretching your spine and releasing pressure from your neck and is therefore one of the Prana Vashya Primary Series finishing postures.

How to get into the position

From lying down on your mat in Halasana a.k.a “plough pose” :- https://pranavashyauk.com/2018/08/27/halasana/, inhale and, at the same time, place your palms on your lower back.  Then exhale and slowly bend your knees to your chest-  bringing them towards your shoulders until you can cover your ears with your knees. Your toes should be pointed, and you should try to turn your heals slightly towards one another.  Fix your vision / gaze on where you would imagine your belly button to be.  Protect your neck; do not turn your head in the position.

On each inhalation, try to lift your waist using your palms as support. On each exhalation, try to bend your knees inwards.

Karnapidasana is usually performed after Halasana for five full breaths.

Benefits

Karnapidasana:

  • Tones the hips and buttocks
  • Strengthens the vertebral column, lungs, spine and neck
  • Stretches the shoulders and spine
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland and abdominal organs
  • Helps alleviate depression, fatigue and hypertension

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have any neck injuries, blocked arteries, high blood pressure issues or diarrhoea.

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: Damian Cadman-Jones

 

Halasana

halasana pic

Halasana or “plough pose” is one of the Prana Vashya Primary Series finishing postures and promotes a sense of calmness and clarity of mind.

How to get into the position

From lying down on your mat in Shavasana a.k.a “corpse pose”, inhale and come up into Sarvangasana or “shoulder-stand pose” and place your palms on the floor.  Then exhale and bend from the hip joints to slowly lower your big toes to the floor behind your head. Keep your torso perpendicular to the floor and your legs fully extended.  Fix your vision / gaze on your belly button.  Protect your neck; do not turn your head in the position.

On each inhalation, breath into your chest and press your palms to the floor. On each exhalation, lift your knee caps and waist to engage your leg muscles; lifting your waist above your shoulders and not above your forehead.

Halasana is usually performed after Sarvangasana for five full breaths.

Benefits

Halasana:

  • Helps you sleep at night
  • Strengthens spine and neck
  • Stretches the shoulders and spine
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, sola plexus chakra and the thyroid gland

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have any neck injuries or diarrhoea.

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: Damian Cadman-Jones

 

Prasaritha Padothasana D

Prasaritha Padothasana D pic

This position is the forth/ final variation to the “Intense Split Leg Stretch” series of postures. Prasaritha Padothasana D increases your flexibility by teaching you to tilt your pelvic bone and extend your spine without the support of your arms.

How to get into the position

From standing at the top of your yoga mat, turn to the right with your feet apart by twice your hip width, inhale and elongate your spine and open your chest by moving your shoulders away from your ears, joining your palms behind your back .  Then exhale and fold forwards keeping the spine straight by looking forwards as you take your chest inside your legs by leaning your torso forward from your hip joints. Finally, release your head down, without collapsing your neck- keeping it long; you can then place the crown of your head on the floor (vision point up at the sky, to tilt the pelvic bone forwards).

Do not arch your back and do not let your hips go behind your ankles.

When in Prasaritha Padothasana D: with every inhalation, lengthen your spine and lift your hips up.  With every exhalation, press the inside line of your feet to fold further forwards; tensing your buttocks and hollowing your belly, pulling it into your spine.   Hold for five full breaths.

Benefits

Prasaritha Padothasana D:

  • Settles the mind and grounds you
  • Increases proprioception
  • Stretches the back and inside of the legs including the calves and hamstrings
  • Increases flexibility in the spine and hips
  • Prepares your body for back-bending yoga asana
  • Helps relieve mild backache

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have arthritis of the toes, ankles, fingers or wrists and approach this posture with caution if you suffer from sciatica.

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/

 

Vibrational Healing Tibetan Singing Bowl & Yoga Nidra Sound Bath

Sunday 26th August 2018 @ Prana Vashya Yoga Studio, Queens Road

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 90 minute healing Sound Bath at 13.00 hours on Sunday 26th August 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

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