Thank you to all who attended our warm and cosy evening of Yoga on the theme ' The Time is Now'. We cannot alter time, but we can improve our relationship with time to bring about a more peaceful daily existence.
We guided attendees through a gently paced Yoga sequence to cultivate a sense of inner quiet in the body and contentment in the mind, followed by a reflective meditation and nourishing relaxation, including the practice of a simple meditation technique to deploy when we feel time is escaping us.
The evening opened our eyes to a whole new way of looking at time - for the better. Being in a relaxed frame of mind with a connection to what makes us feel happy and peaceful enables us to use time to enhance our wellbeing, instead of increasing pressure and stress.
The session was suitable for all ages & abilities, including beginners, and everyone was invited to go at their own pace. We all enjoyed light and healthy refreshments half way through.
Here are a few of the key points we explored on the evening...
- Time or 'Spacetime' on a cosmic scale does not behave like the uniform arrow of time that we see in our calendars - it's elastic and pliable. Why aren't we more flexible with time?
- Rather than considering our days like lines, arrows or shaded boxes, can we meet our obligations but also colour and shape time with experiences we love?
- Making time to be unscheduled allows our creative side to flourish!
- We are part of a 'moving' phenomena. Can you sense the support of the earth moving up gently towards you?
- When it comes to time, aren't we part of something much greater - open & expansive - than our blocked and limited minds and schedules have conditioned and allowed us to believe?
- Can you see how we've all been shaped by emotions and thoughts of the past, present & future? Past thoughts can be confusing, busy and obscure us from the truth. When we observe from a point of contentment we can make peace with our thoughts and emotions and be more accepting of ourselves and others (thus improving capacity to be compassionate).
- Calendars, watches and any other scheduling tools can be used to empower us, rather than allowing them to 'run our lives'.
*Hosted in partnership with Rona Yoga.