Autumn: Fall in Love with Practices for Grounding and Letting Go
In a series of seasonal workshops with Kate Smith Jamison (www.theyogaandayurvedaclinic.com) delve into the ancient practice of Ayurveda, the holistic healing science for the body – sister to Yoga’s healing science for the mind. Meaning science (veda) of life (ayur) Ayurveda takes a personalised, preventative approach to optimal health and longevity in harmony with nature’s pulse.
During each four-hour workshop, discover how to add seasonal rhythm to your yogasana, pranayama and meditation practices, and gain a better understanding of your own unique constitution. Learn how to follow the flow of nature, and weave diet and lifestyle principles throughout the year to live a healthier – and consequently happier - life. Understand better the elemental shifts in the seasons and the imbalances they may bring, smoothing your transition from season to season.
As autumn approaches it brings with it not only cooler temperatures, but after the heat of summer also a dry, lightness, best visualised in leaves falling from trees on crisp autumn days. We are affected by the very same elements, and these shifting sensations can leave us feeling ungrounded and perhaps dealing with imbalances like anxiety, insomnia, difficult elimination and lower back pain. In Ayurveda all of these are associated with autumn’s dominant vata dosha.
This workshop’s two grounding yoga practices weaved with Ayurvedic wisdom will aim to help alleviate these types of imbalances, to stay steady and radiant in the face of change or uncertainty, as well as encouraging us to slow down, reflect and nourish ourselves. The workshop will end with a warming lunch based on Ayurvedic principles.
A £40 investment for each workshop includes ending with delicious food based on Ayurvedic principles