Zen Yoga is the practice of creating the conditions for a radiant life and deep spiritual understanding. It emphasises three things: awareness/mindfulness, correct alignment, and the energy (ki) of the system.
The late summer is not a distinct season in our Western calendar but is separated out in the Zen system as the time of harvest. The fruit is ripe and the vigorous growth of spring and summer is over. In Zen Yoga we work on the stomach and spleen energy systems which are connected to this fifth season.
Zen Yoga is based on Zen master Daizan Skinner’s many years of living and studying in Zen temples. It draws on the Buddha teaching of mindfulness of the body, Zen’s emphasis on alignment, and the profound links between energy and health found in Japan. Through simple, adaptable movements it teaches you to feel the energy flowing in your system, balance your emotions, and foster physical wellbeing.
Late summer is the time of harvest. Join us and find how to let your body and mind ripen and mature in this yoga practice sequence.
Featuring: Mark Westmoquette & Maxine Craig
Filming: Gareth Lovell
Running time approx. 65 mins