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.
In this time of year we focus on the water element – mobilising and warming the body, and energetically nurturing the root to prevent the formation of ‘ice’. The organs that deal with water balance in the body are the kidneys and bladder so we will also work with their associated energy channels (myaku) and emotions of fear and indecisiveness.
Zen Yoga is based on Zen master Julian 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 correct alignment, and the profound links between bodily 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.
Join us in this mobilising, nurturing and warming practice for the cold months. Find how to live more fearlessly and fluidly this winter.
Mark Kuren Westmoquette
Filming: Gareth Lovell
Running time approx. 70 mins
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