Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Workshop - Opening The Senses July 19th 2009

Primrose Hill Workshops with Aki Omori

Opening The Senses

The True Meaning of Pratyahara - The Tool For Clear Seeing
We live in an environment in which we are bombarded with constant stimulation. In order to cope, we shut down our senses, whether we are aware of it or not. Our sense organs become both tense and numb, and clear perception is obscured.

Because we are numbed, almost paradoxically we tend to seek for more sensations. Unconscious Yoga practice isn’t an exception.

Pratyahara, the 5th of the 8 limbs of yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, holds the key to restoring our senses and helps us shift from blindly seeking more sensations to opening the senses for clear perception. Pratyahara is generally translated as ’withdrawal of the senses’. Its true meaning is often misunderstood leaving its potential unfulfilled in our practice.

In this workshop, we will look into the true meaning of pratyahara and how it can both enrich our asana practices and enhance the quality of our lives.

Having studied many styles of yoga, Aki Omori utilises the differences that each style offers and appreciates where they meet. Her style of teaching encourages students’ active involvement into enquiries, instead of them being passively taught. She runs workshops on Restorative Yoga and is an experienced Pranayama practitioner. She is trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and studies Somatic Movement Therapy.

Dedicated to Advaita (non-dual) teaching as well as Buddhist philosophy, she enjoys sharing meditation practices and dharma teachings with her students. This to her is the most important aspect of the practice. Aki’s classes are fun and light, and yet profound.

Sun 19 Jul 2009
At 5.00 - 7.00pm

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