United Nations International yoga day celebrations 21 June 2015

I was delighted to be leading a sequence of yoga postures as recommended by Geeta Iyengar, daughter of BKS Iyengar, at the Manchester & District Institute of Iyengar yoga  on Sunday 21st June.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in United Nations. Modi said “Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

“Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said, adding “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.”

I was delighted that so many people came and we had such fun practising together, you can see my timelapse video here: https://youtu.be/Lj3c2wYjNGU

 

Rope Workshop photos- Yoga Kurunta (puppet yoga)

Puppet yoga or Yoga Kurunta can be great fun and give you a real insight into how yoga postures can feel, which will revolutionise your practice.  Yoga ropes are fantastic for helping with any areas of stiffness too.

The workshop I held on 20th July was completed with some great comments, people felt great, improved their confidence and got rid of some long standing aches and pains, with one of my students Malcolm leaving the workshop saying ‘right, where do I get ropes!’

So I thought I would share the photos with you…..

The workshop was held at the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar yoga as they have a rope wall as you can see from the photos, http://www.mdiiy.org.uk/

 my youngest yoga student looks really happy panoramic rope dog down rope sirsasana

 The  photos below are from a previous workshop I held to assist the the great and wonderful Senior teacher Marion Kilburn

   

 

Iyengar yoga treats

hello, know someone who loves their yoga, they might like these amazing totes made for me by local artist and creative maker Nicola Rowlands

Really handy to carry your yoga bits and bobs, your mat, purse and keys and even your shopping at weekend.

Check them out by clicking here.

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Just £8, contact me if you want one, or get them from me from my classes.  Thanks everyone, and Nicola!