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Jenny Davis Yoga Relaxation Meditation

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

WE ARE A COVID Safe BUSINESS

NUMBERS FOR CLASSES ARE LIMITED

DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS

We are currently on our Easter Break

Reopening on 1 May 2021

TO CONTINUE YOUR YOGA AND MEDITATION PRACTICE FROM HOME DURING THE BREAK, WHY NOT VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

JD HEALING VIBES 

A SAMPLE OF OUR YOGA AND MEDITATION VIDEOS WITH LINKS IS BELOW:

Anantasana, Infinite posture: Lying on your side, both strengthening and stretching movements for the legs, hips, and core. Suitable for everyone, just go easy anyone with hip and lower back conditions. 

Upavistha Konasana, Seated Spread Leg Posture: For stretching hips, hamstrings, calves, lower back and spine. Massages the pelvic and abdominal organs. A relaxing sequence for all and especially good for anyone not wanting to bend knees.

Chandra Namaskar, Salute to the Moon, (Gentle version): a relaxing stretching sequence. Good for stretching the pelvis, for gently strengthening the core and lower back. Good for balancing the hormones (endocrine system). Helps ease anxiety and stress. Some people may need a support under their knees.

Chandra Namaskar, Salute to the Moon, (Advanced version): same benefits as for the gentle version but taking some of the postures a bit further and working them more deeply. This version may not be suitable for some people, so try the gentle version first. If that is challenging enough, don’t do this version. 

Aura Cleansing Visualisation

Finding God, A Meditation Experience

BOOKINGS FOR TERM 1, 2020 CLASSES ARE STILL BEING 

TAKEN, ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAINING, AVOID 

DISAPPOINTMENT AS CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MEDITATION?? 

Meditation is a wonderful tool to help deal with the stresses of life as well as creating a positive mindset, cultivating an experience of the present moment and leading to opening up to the spiritual side of life. It is also a wonderful self healing life tool that will serve you throughout every phase and stage of your life adding a new dimension and appreciation of the simple art of being and creating a environment that produces balance, homeostasis and equanimity! My next Meditation course will run for 6 weeks, 5 February to 11 March 2020, Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Book in early to avoid disappointment, as class number is strictly limited to just 9 people. Please see the Meditation Program Page for details

            on the next course program.

Another way you can learn meditation and relaxation practices is on my YouTube channel. Over time I will be gradually adding more and more content, so please subscribe and you will be notified of new videos. Subscribing is free! The link to my channel

JD Healing Vibes is:

or visit the Yoga & Meditation Videos page in this website

Corporate Yoga in the 

Parramatta Area:

Do you have a facility or access to one on your premises that is suitable for holding early morning or lunchtime Yoga or Meditation classes for your staff Health and Well-being program? If so, you may be interested in having an experienced yoga and meditation teacher come and run yoga and meditation programs for your staff that provide valuable time out and an opportunity to learn new skills that will help them become healthier, more relaxed, balanced people and more resilient, effective and productive employees. 

Jenny Davis has experience in running corporate Yoga and Meditation Programs which can be adapted to suit your individual requirements for your staff. Please contact Jenny at [email protected], or ring on 9633 1601 to discuss your needs.

New Daytime Seniors Yoga Class in Parramatta 

Commencing 2020!!

Expressions of interest are being sought from seniors looking for a class that combines gentle yoga based physical exercises with relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques to enable them to tap into their own healing powers and enhance their physical, mental and emotional

well-being as they age. This will be a brand new class! As the proportion of older people is rising and life-spans are increasing, quality of life and independence are not necessarily also following. Investing time in learning simple skills to empower us to age gracefully, happily and confidently is one of the most important things we can do in our senior 

years. Indicate your interest in joining this wonderful class in a beautiful ambient and quiet yoga studio in the heart of Parramatta with a small number of like minded people who value and actively maintain their quality of life.

Class size will be strictly limited to 7 people...Try out for $10. Special Discount Term Rate $100 for an 8 week term. Email Jenny at [email protected] now!

Yoga & Meditation Videos Page Published on this 

website!

Links to the JD Healing Vibes Yoga and Meditation Videos Youtube Channel can be found in the Yoga and Meditation Videos Page. The general link to JD Healing vibes Youtube channel is:

Remember, these videos are not meant to be a substitute for expert advice about how to adapt the asana to your individual needs which is best obtained by attending yoga classes. Seek your health professional's approval if you have medical conditions, injuries or are pregnant!

The following article was written by Jenny Davis for Living Yoga Magazine, 

Sarasvati Yoga Society, 2012

WHY DON’T YOU ADJUST ME? 

Padahasta Vasisthasana 

(Difficult Pose )

 Vasisthasana

(Easier Variation)

Over the last 12 years of teaching Sarasvati Integral Yoga, I have had quite a number of my students ask me why some yoga teachers constantly roam around their yoga classes adjusting their students into their yoga asana, into so-called correct alignment, while other yoga teachers, like myself, do not. A fair question! The following is an explanation of our yoga school’s philosophy on adjustment, in my own words and from personal experience. Firstly and fore mostly, forcibly adjusting yoga students into positions that their body may not be ready for can result in injury. This goes against a basic principle of yoga practice, that of Ahimsa, or non-injury. A yoga teacher may not be aware of each individual student’s medical, fitness and indeed even mental capacities. The yoga teacher is also not in the position to ‘feel’ the effects of moving a student’s body in a particular way – only the student themself can be in charge of this self-assessment. In a recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald, titled Don’t Bend Until You Break, a yoga teacher explains “Often teachers aren’t that well informed about the problems [a student may have]. You’ve got to be quite careful.” (p19, 1.3.12). In an ideal world, we as teachers, try to get to know each yoga student and find out any of their known medical and health conditions but in reality this doesn’t always happen, especially with drop-in and new students. And, in addition, sometimes the student themself is unaware of certain conditions they may have and yoga practice may result in bringing these to their awareness. The only proviso I would give for intervening and adjusting a yoga student is if they are working in a clearly dangerous or injurious way and the student proves incapable of following a safer method that you have described and demonstrated.

Ardha Baddha Padma Janusirasana 

(difficult pose) 

Janusirasana

(easier version)

Offering the student a gentler, less challenging version of an asana is however the most preferred approach and will generally mean that any adjustments are mostly unnecessary.  

This brings me to the second reason for our yoga teachers not adjusting their yoga students. An important objective of yoga is bringing the student gradually into greater awareness of themselves, physically, mentally and spiritually. If we adjust students, we rob them of this important journey of gradual self-awareness that practice of yoga brings, over time, with commitment, self-discipline and care. This is a journey of patient self-discovery and not something to be forced or pushed prematurely. This is a journey inwards, towards an intuitive connection to the way your own body works and ultimately to cultivating a fine connection to the flow of energy or prana which in advanced practice can be manipulated by the yoga practitioner for their own internal health, harmony and well-being. Achieving a picture perfect Lotus posture is not the objective of Yoga! As yoga teachers, we are helping our students to become patient, self-reliant, self-disciplined, healthy and happy. They need to experience the journey of their own self-adjustments and gradual improvement over time and the impact of this journey on their own functioning at all levels of being. We as yoga teachers should provide our students with great models of our own health, balance and alignment and encourage our students in the skills of observation (both external, as they follow our clear and effective visual and verbal directions; and internal, as they witness the gentle and gradual unfolding of their own responses to the yoga practices). Above all, encourage your students to enjoy the journey of Yoga!!

Baddhakonasana 

(easy-intermediate)  

Viparita Karini Baddhakonasana

(easier Version - legs up wall)

"Letting Go" (from CD Sakash)

Music for Meditation, Eternity Ink Pub.

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