Fri, 12 May|
Meditation: Mantra, Mudra, Mala
Still the body, soothe the mind with these meditative tools
Time & Location
12 May, 19:00 – 21:00
Tettenhall Wood, Wood Rd, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV6 8NF, UK
About the Event
We all know the benefits of meditation ~ helping manage stress and anxiety, increasing patience and tolerance, regulating our emotions so we can connect on a deeper level with ourselves and everyone around us ~ but the reality of praticing can be tricky, especially when we're not sure how to begin.
Join us for a relaxed community workshop to learn about 3 different tools to help us in our meditation practices:
Stemming from the Sankskrit roots 'mannas' meaning mind and 'tra' meaning vehicle or tool, a man-tra is means of transporting us beyond our thoughts and the ever thinking monkey mind. We'll learn some simple mantras to incorporate in our meditation practices and also combine these with...
Roughly translated to mean 'seal' or 'gesture' we'll be focusing on some basic hasta mudra or hand gestures to enhance our meditation practices. Used either alone or in conjunction with specific asana and pranayam, mudras can add an extra layer of depth to your practice by helping the flow of energy or prana throughout your being.
The Sanskrit term Mala (translated, garland) refers to the prayer beads used in japa meditation to count mantras, prayers or intentions. There are 108 beads on a full mala, the start/end a larger guru bead connected to a tassel. Everyone attending the workshop will receive a special rudraksha mala to take home which has been made with love, positive intentions and manta, and blessed in the river Ganga.
According to the ancient Vedic scriptures, rudraksha beads were formed from the tears (Aksha) of Lord Shiva (Rudra) and have always been used by yogi's, saints, sages and mystics for balancing the mind, emotions and creating the right environment for meditation and peaceful actions to bring about the desired goals in life.
During the workshop you will learn how to use your mala for mantra as part of your meditation practice.
💫 FAQ 💫
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone wishing to begin or deepen their meditation practice using different tools!
You do not need to have any yoga or meditation experience to join us.
What should I bring?
A cushion/something comfortable to sit on, a pen/journal, water.
Is the venue accessible?
Yes, there is a free car park next to the venue inc disability spaces next to the entrance & a lift on site. Chairs can be provided if you would prefer to sit.
🌸 About your facilitator 🌸
Marie has been living, learning and teaching her yoga practice across the world for the past 6 years. She is excited to return home to continue integrating and sharing her practice after 2 months deepening her learning with various teachers in Rishikesh & Daramshala, India. Her approach to sharing is trauma sensitive, playful and creative. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Marie via email: email@example.com