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Yoga in the park Fundraising event For War Child Saturday 20th June 2015

10.30-12.30 pm Abbey Park, Leicester (St. Margaret's Way, side of cafe)
 
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Salute to the Sun
 
The sequence of exercises 'Salute to the Sun' is traditionally practiced as 3, 9, 27 or 108 rounds. We are going to practice 108, either as small groups or individually. Together, each group will practice enough rounds to make up 108. There will also be a group where each member does 108 rounds individually.

Yoga in the Park 2008

 

 

Yoga in the Park 2007

Yoga in the park was on May Day - Monday 7th May 2007 at Western Park, Leicester.  Below are some photos, quotes and the 7 Way Stretch from the event.

Quotes

Very Enoyable

Margaret

Lovely, so nice to be outside and practising yoga, watching the trees, listening to the birds, feeling the earth. Thank you.

Emma

Loved it - well done Nerissa. Doing yoga in the open air was completely different -would like to do more. Thanks for a great morning.

Jeff

Great to be outside and practising yoga. Just needs sunshine to make it perfect. Thanks.

Mick

Lovely way to start the day! Saw the beauty of the park through new eyes.

Christine.


7-way stretch for Yoga in the Park

Tadasana - Mountain Pose

Stand in tadasana, the mountain pose.
Tada means mountain
The heels sink down and the feet are parallel and slightly apart; the crown of your head rises up; allow the tailbone to lengthen towards the floor as you elongate the spine; the abdominal muscles are gently toned.
Let the shoulders drop, the chin be loose and the chest
be open.
Take the palms together.
EXHALE.

Stretch No. 1 - The No. 1 Shape

INHALE as you go up onto your toes and take
your arms up and apart.
EXHALE as you take your heels down and the palms
come together onto the chest.

Stretches No. 2 & No. 3

Backward Bend & Forward Bend

INHALE as you stretch both arms up, looking up.
EXHALE as you stretch forward, knees soft
back long and stretch into your forward bend.
INHALE as you come back to tadasana, keeping
your back long and your knees soft.
Bring the palms together as you EXHALE.

Stretches No. 4 & No. 5

Twist - The T-Shape

INHALE as you go up onto your toes and stretch
your arms out from your shoulders. Keep the arms
in line, the feet and knees to the front, move the hips
as little as possible.
EXHALE as you go round to one side looking at your
hand.
INHALE as you come back to centre.
Repeat on the other side.
EXHALE as you take the heels down and the
palms come together.

Stretches No. 6 & No. 7

Side bend - Superman/Superwoman

INHALE as you stretch both legs apart, feet parallel,
the arms outstretched, and take your palms face down.
EXHALE as you take your left foot in line with the
instep of your right and bend the left leg at the knee,
look to the left, the knee does not go beyond the ankle.
INHALE as you place your left forearm on your left thigh and stretch your right arm up, looking up.
EXHALE as you come back to centre, feet parallel,
palms face down, arms outstretched.
INHALE as you stretch from shoulders to fingertips.
Repeat on the other side.
EXHALE as you come back to tadasana
and bring your palms together.
Softly close your eyes, observe mind, body and breath.
Your heels sinking down the crown of your head rising up.
You are tall.
You are strong.
You are powerful.