Release and Relax
Breathing practices, joint releasing and relaxation techniques
Two classes to help you Release and Relax. Explore the practice of breath awareness, a joint releasing sequence and a choice of relaxation techniques. Breath awareness helps settle the mind and is useful to develop and maintain presence. The joint releasing series helps to release physical and mental tension, loosen up the joints and also strengthen and lengthen weak and tight muscles. The movements are slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Each class concludes with the deep relaxation technique Yoga Nidra and there is also a bonus relaxation Yoga Nyasa.
Please note all the content of this course is also included in the online course Yoga for Meditation.
Acknowledgments to my teachers:
Johnny Glover has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2001. He first qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Therapy and Training Centre (YTTC) in Northern Ireland where he later qualified as a Yoga Therapist. Wishing to deepen his experiential understanding of yoga he went on to complete a two-year teaching training programme at Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales.
Johnny is aware of the personal transformation that meditation and mindfulness can bring about and is grateful for the guidance from his main teachers who are Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati and Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. Johnny shares the practices with an open heart, encouraging participants to do what they can with awareness and acceptance.
Johnny has been delivering yoga for meditation weekends and courses at Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Centre for World Peace and Health since 2003.