The Antifragility Program is all about strengthening-up, improving flexibility and robustness – aiming at being able to handle what life throws at you, rather than being athletic enough to perform acrobatics. It allows us to understand what it means to move well, to breathe well, to feel well. To understand the art of mindfulness, of what we do with our awareness, our focus of attention, of concentration and the deep calm that comes through stillness. As a part of the Program, we offer two workshops:
Ishana Breath Practice – Pranayama 2 hrs, 2–4 pm £20
Ishana means ‘consciousness’. These practices are aimed at learning about how to breathe and practicing techniques that enhance and expand breath capacity. Breathing is so vital to life – and as you enhance your breathing, you enhance your vitality. I think of it as ‘consciousness enhancing’. We work through patterns of preparatory pranayama practices, and classical practices.
Ishana Meditation Practice 1 hr, 4–5 pm £10
These practices are aimed at working with your head-space, with that awareness-perception-thinking knot, and your focus of attention. There are many different meditation techniques and traditions. In this meditation we focus primarily on mantra (a selection of words or phrases) and japa (repetition of that mantra); and also on breath, attention to breath and listening. I think of it as ‘consciousness clarifying’. If you think of consciousness as a fabric, these practices strengthen it and lead to proper function in the same way as asana strengthens and enhances the body-fabric.
Dale has been practicing yoga for over 40 years, influenced by many traditions. He was initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga in 1984 (a primarily internal, meditation based yoga practice). He achieved diplomas in naturopathy and osteopathy in 1996 and a British Wheel Teaching diploma in 2001.
For more information or to sign up: info@AntifragilityYoga.com / www.AntifragilityYoga.com Dale Spence ND, DO, BWY Dip 0777 560 4378