ZEN WITH JEN
YOGA DESIGNED FOR YOU
INCREASE AWARENESS, INNER-PEACE AND PURPOSE
In my ‘Zen’ sessions I use yoga, meditation and pranayama to help my clients relax and release stored tension. The tension in our muscles is created as much by our minds as it is by our bodies. It is essential that we learn to relax the mind in order to relax the body.
Taking the time to rest and restore is so important to our overall health and well-being. It is in these precious times that we allow our bodies and minds to restore and adapt to the stimulus they have encountered. By allowing adequate time for restoration we are able to get back into our lives with STRONGER bodies and CLEARER minds.
The yoga sequences can be dynamic or relaxing depending on what feels right for you. Different days and different mind-sets call upon different practices. Learning to read what your body needs, and how to respond to its call, is all part of the process. It’s about being intuitive and doing what feels RIGHT for you. Practising yoga will help you to understand yourself better and find balance. Not only on your matt, but in all areas of your life. YOUR yoga sessions can be used to: build strength, create lean muscle, lose weight, increase flexibility, develop balance, enhance intuition, clear and relax the mind, increase focus and practice discipline.
Pranayama is a yogic discipline that teaches breath control. Your breath is vital to your life, yet, because it is something we don’t consciously control, we don’t give it much thought. However, when you begin to focus on your breath, and learn to regulate it, you become aware of how powerful it is. By simply slowing and deepening your breath you can create calmness in your mind. You can use your breath and intention to release tension. There are many techniques, used to produce different effects, including; reduced stress, inner peace and calm, increased energy, heightened intuition, increased focus, inner joy and a deeper sense of ‘self’. My sessions are designed to suit you and your specific needs.
The ultimate goal of meditation is to still the mind. It is to find the peace that is always present behind our persistent streams of thought. Using techniques such as breath control, mudras and mantras you develop awareness of the fluctuations of your mind and learn to bring it back to a place of stillness and peace. Practising meditation teaches you methods of thought control that you can transfer into your everyday life – thereby assisting you to reduce stress and anxiety.
Practising meditation can have amazing transformational effects on the mind, body and soul and can be tailored to suit your own needs and desires.