Have you ever experienced bliss in your yoga & meditation practice on the mat ?
"To achieve yoga’s highest goal of "blissful meditation", we must first develop an appropriate attitude towards our asana (poses) practice" explains yoga philosophy.
At Yogarama, we practice a heart-centred yoga that aligns with the ancient wisdom of "Bhāvanā” - the Sanskrit words bhū, - “to be”, bhāvanā - to cultivate proper intention.'' So how do we create this mindset.
Yogarama's Practice with Purpose
At the beginning of each Yogarama class - we tune into the sounds of nature in our mindful meditation and then tune inward to our own subtle sounds and vibrations allowing us to be present and in the moment. With this deep connection to the universe outside and to our own universe inside, we then cultivate our personal intention using a word or a phrase, inviting in health, wellness & balance to our body, mind & spirit.
The meditative practice of bhāvanā helps to find compassion and kindness as you move through your asanas (poses).
Tips for practicing bhāvanā:
♡ Turn the corners of your mouth up - remember to smile during your practice.
♡ Feel and flow into the positive experiences and memories as you move.
♡ Take a moment to close your eyes and breathe deeply to find calm and joy into your heart space.
♡ Remind yourself to be grateful for your yoga practice in a beautiful space in nature @ Wylie's Baths.
Bhāvanā is a meditation technique used to invite more kindness and compassion within the self to acquire positive qualities and create positive change toward living a life of joy.
Next time you arrive on the mat before a yoga class, ask yourself, why am I here today?
May your yoga & meditation practice be filled with an intention of joy...
Love and light
Daniella Goldberg has a love of yoga and a passion for mindful meditation. Through her Hatha-Flow classes, she gently guides her students to grow strong, be flexible, focused and mindful, on and off the mat.