To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we are releasing a new yoga class delivered by Frederique Sardais.
Frederique believes that:
“In classical Yoga, Asana (yoga poses) is only one of the eight limbs of practice. As a point of entry its main effect over time is to harness the fluctuations of the mind and emotions. As we do so via the body it allows us to clear tension on the physical level and in doing so right away positively affect the mind and emotions.
In the traditional texts of yoga, its primary purpose is the ease of human suffering, not merely a chase for the ultimate stretch (actually the notion of stretching is never mentioned).
There is a practice adapted to each stage of life, state of health. It is my passion to share the gifts of it with all members of the community.”
Class 1: Grounding
Living with impaired mobility can make feeling grounded a very challenging sensation to retain. Feeling physically grounded is key to easing unnecessary tension, gripping in the body.
Here we explore different aspects of grounding, based on variations of classical yoga poses with and without the use of props or partner assist. Feeling grounded is the foundation stone of feeling safe in the body, in the space we inhabit.