Who is your life-partner?

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Ask yourself, ‘who is your life-partner?’.  Your wife or husband? Or your mum or dad? Or your friends?

No, not at all.  Your real life-partner is your body.  Once your body stops responding no one is with you… You and your body  stay together from birth to death.  What you do with your body is your responsibility and that will come back to you.

The more you look after your body, the more your body will look after you.

What you eat, how and how often you exercise, how you deal with stress, how much rest you allow yourself will all decide your body’s response.  REMEMBER: your body is the only permanent address where you live in this lifetime.  You body is your asset / liability which no one else can share.

Your body is your responsibility because you are the real life-partner.

Practice yoga regularly and take care of yourself – money comes and goes, relatives and friends are not permanent; they will not be around forever.  Only you can help your body:

  • Pranayama for your lungs
  • Yoga asana for your body
  • Meditation for your mind
  • Walking for your heart
  • Good food for your digestion
  • Good thoughts for your Soul
  • Good karma for all the world

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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Utthita Padmasana

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Utthita Padmasana a.k.a “scale pose” helps improve your core strength and is one of the Prana Vashya primary series finishing postures.

How to get into the position      

From Padmasana or ‘Lotus Pose’ inhale and place your palms on the floor either side of your hips.  Then exhale and push up, sucking your belly in towards your spine and engaging your core muscles, until your legs and glutes come off the ground.

Hold the position for five full breaths.  On the inhalation, open your chest by moving your shoulders away from your ears and press your palms.  On the exhalation, shift your weight forward slightly. Ensure you fix your vision on a point on the floor just ahead of you to maintain balance and to keep your neck elongated and avoid collapse of the same.

Benefits

Utthita Padmasana:

  • Strengthens the biceps, triceps, quadriceps and your waist
  • Promotes abdominal control
  • Activates the Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra)

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have issues with your shoulders or wrists.

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

 

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

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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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