COVID Safe Plan for Centenary Yoga

August 27, 2020

 

Wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance at Centenary Yoga.  Hygiene and safety measures are being implemented to comply with industry best practice for safeguarding your health against risk from COVID-19. Our Yoga teachers will be strictly enforcing all aspects of the Centenary Yoga COVID Safe plan, which can be downloaded here: Centenary Yoga COVID Safe Plan 

 

Avidya

October 14, 2019

Avidyā is the first of the kleshas, or mental afflictions, found in Pātañjali’s yoga sūtras (P.2.3 & P.2.5) that occur from the ripples of the mind (the citta vrtti – P.1.5).

Often translated as ignorance or nescience, in yoga it has a much deeper meaning directed to one’s perception and conditioning of identity and reality. In fact, without it there would be no need for yoga! Download the handout from Robert Worrall’s Satsang here: Avidya handout

Santosha

September 12, 2019

The great sage Patanjali provides the following description of Santosha: ‘By contentment, supreme joy is obtained’ (Yoga Sutra 2.42).  This might seem like a large leap – from contentment to supreme joy, but there is much depth to this concept. Read more here: Santosha Handout

Relaxation Techniques to Improve Health and Wellbeing

June 5, 2019

Find peace and calm. Overcome the stress of day-to-day life. Learn why relaxation techniques that work for one person won’t work for another. Discover which techniques work best for you. Download the guide: Relaxation techniques

The Ancient and Classic Texts of Yoga

May 8, 2019

Here we explore how yoga has evolved through an examination of some of yoga’s most important ancient and classic texts: the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, HathaYoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Light On Yoga and Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha. Download the document here: Classic Texts Review

Alternate Nostril Breathing

October 29, 2018

A great summary and instructional of one of yoga’s favourite breathing exercises (Pranayama) from Dono and Sarah. Click here: alternate nostril breathing

Happiness

July 4, 2018

Live a happier and longer life.  Download the Happiness handout

The Science of Yoga

May 12, 2018

Yoga abounds with claims of amazing feats and wonderful health benefits. With its increasing popularity in the west, there has also been increasing scientific scrutiny of its claims. This paper examines a few tall tales and true, the scientific evidence for yoga’s benefits, how has modern yoga changed in response to scientific investigations of problems, and how can scientific understanding improve your yoga.  Download the handout from the Science of Yoga Satsang here: Science_Handout

The Ethics of Yoga – Yamas and Niyamas

March 5, 2018

The Yamas and Niyamas are the first two limbs of classical yoga, coming before Asana and Pranayama.  Download the handout from the Yamas and Niyamas Satsang here: Yamas and Niyamas Summary

Prana – yoga’s essential life-force

January 19, 2018

Prana is “life force” or “breath energy”.  It is the energy that flows through your body.  But it is also more than this.  It is the energy of the universe. Prana Handout

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