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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Delve into the ancient philosophy of yoga with this 3 hour mini course.

What really is 'Yoga'? Where did it come from, and why has this age-old practice stood the test of time and is today even more popular and widespread than ever before?

Yoga, in its truest and fullest, is not just about the postures, but is a path for enriched living, giving us the ability to transform and benefit every aspect of life, not just the time we spend on our mat; if we can learn to be kind, truthful and use our energy in a worthwhile way, we will not only benefit ourselves with our practice, but everything and everyone around us too. 

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In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called Ashtanga, which literally means "eight limbs". 

These eight limbs or eight steps act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline, directing our attention toward one's overall health and helping us to acknowledge the deeper aspects of our nature.

Our lives today are busy; we are overwhelmed with information, to-do lists, and expectations, often resulting in us feeling stressed, depressed and burnt out. The eightfold path of yoga has been around for thousands of years, but many have lost touch with what yoga really is and how its teachings can help us become calmer and more mindful in our day-to-day lives.

Laur Bee will guide you through the meaning behind each of the limbs, as we delve deeper into this ancient philosophy and learn how to incorporate Patanjali's teachings into our modern lives. The workshop will be predominantly seated, however the fourth limb, Asana, will include a short yoga practice suitable for all abilities. Please bring suitable clothing. Mats are available or you can bring your own.

The next workshop will take place on Sunday, 3rd December, 13:30 - 16:30, at Northfield Leisure Centre. Access to the studio is via the reception. Members of the centre can head straight up, non-members will need to check in via reception who will let you through the gate to the studio on the 1st floor. Herbal tea, water and snacks will be provided.

Please feel free to contact Laur with any questions you may have.

Book your spot

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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