The Rishis (the ancient seers) through the observation of nature, noted that all of creation is made of the five elements. It’s the unique combination of these elements that make up our constitution and affect are daily condition.Our constitution is not just physical it’s also emotional and mental. Hence the elements are also in the mind. When the elements in our mind go out of balance we can feel deeply uprooted, unsure of how to ground and centre.
Attending regular yoga classes brings the body and mind back to balance. Why? Because for that time you are on the mat you are with your SELF. The pure unconditioned awareness, free from stress. The mind completely focussed on the asanas, the breath, meditation, the mantras or mudras leaves us the practitioner free to be with ourselves, unbound intelligence.
When we can see how each element relates to a quality of mind, it brings more awareness to our habitual patterns and reactions. We have thoughts and emotions, we are not our thoughts and emotions. This understanding can be a lived experience through the deeper practices of yoga. Increasing our vitality, enhancing creativity and intuition, being in tune and attuned to what supports us on every level
If you are wanting to dive into 2021 with a fresh perspective, clarity and practical tools to support your mental wellbeing Join senior Ishta teacher Rachel Zinman from ‘Sundaram’ her home studio in South Africa.
In this workshop you will learn:
- About the doshas from a mental/emotional perspective and how to identify when you are out of balance
- An exploration of the Gunas (Tamas, Rajas and Sattva) and how they affect your mental wellbeing
- How to harness the Tattvas: Prana, Tejas and Ojas to strengthen your immune system, spark joy in challenging times and have more energy when you need it.
- A soothing asana practice followed by a balancing mudra sequence with mantra and meditation.
The 2 hr workshop includes: 30 minutes slideshow on Ayurveda and mental wellbeing
90 minute Yoga class including mudra, mantra and meditation
We hope you’ll join us for this special event!
Rachel’s Bio: Rachel Zinman has been practicing since 1983, teaching since 1992 and teaching teachers since 2000. While living in New York from 2000–2004 Rachel met and mentored with ISHTA yoga founder Alan Finger which led to teaching in his studios for four years. There she co-created and coordinated their Teacher Training Program, becoming a senior facilitator and mentor. Since her return to Australia in 2005, she has gone on to create and facilitate her own teacher trainings and workshops in Australia, India, Bali, Japan, New York and in many major cities in Europe. Being passionate about Yoga and its many forms she practices Bhakti and studies Gyan Yoga (Self Knowledge) and incorporates the traditional teachings of the Upanishads, Yantra, Mantra and Mudra into her workshops and trainings with her partner and South African yoga and Vedanta teacher John Weddepohl
Her classes are often described as a fluid mix of creative playful sequencing, meaningful insights and lighthearted fun
She is the Author of Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda. She writes for many online and in print magazines including Australian Yoga Journal and Australian Yoga Life. www.rachelzinmanyoga.com and www.yogfordiabetesblog.com