I thought I would take a moment to share with you the World Peace Flame at the Dru Centre in Snowdonia. Today World Peace Flames burn in thousands of homes, schools, workplaces, hospitals, and places of worship around the world. The number of World Peace Flames continues to grow as international decision makers are presented with flames, and flames are installed in monuments in major cities worldwide.
Some of its humanitarian projects have included:
- Medical Camps in Gujerat, India
- Education programmes for children in schools in The Netherlands, UK and Australia
- Support for children and schools in villages in Gujarat, India
- Peace projects in Nepal
- Detraumatisation programmes in Caucasus, Northern Ireland, Sudan, South Africa, and Australia
- Planting our Future, environmental project
- World Peace Flame Forums with leaders of society in The Netherlands, USA
Mudras are a beautiful way to influence energy flow within the body to create a feeling of wellbeing. Meaning seal, gesture, or mark – Mudras are typically hand gestures but can also involve the body. Hand mudras are an effective way of focusing the mind and very useful during meditation. These simple, yet powerful, gestures can instil qualities such as patience, strength, compassion, and creativity while also helping us to ground, dispose of emotional and physical baggage, improve relationships and gain balance in our lives. Not bad for such subtle movements! Hand mudras are especially lovely to use during meditation. I have recently been posting a “Mudra for the Day” on my Facebook page – have a look there for more information. http://www.facebook.com/raisinyoga
Remember to gaze into your beautiful palms each morning and see the wonder that is you. See yourself as you truly are – amazing inside and out.
Thanks to a fantastic response to the easing stress, anxiety, and depression courses on Monday are fully booked. I will be adding more courses in future so please get in touch if you missed out this time. Try out the Friday class if you would like to find out how wonderful Dru Yoga is stress relief.
I’m truly blessed to be able to share Dru Yoga with people and training at the Dru centre in Snowdonia has been an amazing experience – one I can highly recommend! For more information on the centre go to www.druworldwide.com
They also offer an amazing online yoga studio at www.druyogaonline.com and often post free classes!
I’m really pleased to announce another 6 week easing stress, anxiety and depression course starting on Monday March 7th at the Back in Line Complementary Therapy Centre in Bicester. After the popularity of the Friday night course, I decided to add a small class (maximum of 6 people) at the new venue near Bicester Methodist Church. I really want to use Dru Yoga to help people living with with stress, anxiety, and depression and you don’t have to be flexible or fit…it can be adapted for anyone. There are already only a limited number of spaces left so get in touch if you want to join this lovely course!
I’m really excited to announce a six week course for easing stress, anxiety, and depression starting on Friday 26th February at West Bicester Community Centre (6.30pm to 8.00pm; see class details for more information). It’s long been my desire to help people coping with such issues and I feel that mental health is often poorly treated in the UK. If someone had a broken leg, you wouldn’t tell them to get a grip and pull themselves together – the mind is no different. People with stress, anxiety, and/or depression don’t want to feel that way and there is often a lot of fear and guilt about what is happening to them. What these people need is support and kindness – not someone to drag them out of their nest – but someone to get in their nest with them and understand.
I know what it feels like to be stressed, worried, and depressed – but Dru Yoga gave me the tools to cope with these difficulties and to make my life better. I had a piece published in Om Yoga magazine in December about how yoga changed my life. I really want to make Dru Yoga accessible to everyone – you don’t need to be flexible or super-fit. Dru Yoga can be modified for anyone of any shape, size, age or fitness level! Come and join me and find out for yourself!
Only a small class tonight – sending lots of love and light to those who were unable to make it. It was still a beautiful class though – so wonderful to see how far my yoginis have already come – they are a real pleasure to spend my Friday night with!
My yoginis spent a lot of time lying on the floor tonight but were they resting? No…they were working very hard on a spinal alignment routine which I swear by! I think there may be a few achy muscles tomorrow but it really is a fabulous routine and helps so much with back issues. Thank you yoginis!
We had a fab class exploring EBR3 in more detail and trying the modified sun salute and the sitting forward bend. Chimes in the relaxation again tonight! I had a lovely time with my yogis tonight. Get well soon to some of my class, hope you feel better soon!