Flexibility, Strength & Alignment
When we first start to practise seated postures for meditation, our muscles may feel tight or, at times, even painful. This is primarily because of our repetitive lifestyles; some muscles are overused, while others are underused and become weak. Your body identifies your most habituated postures and alters the structure of the connective tissues to support your lifestyle. When we do not allow our bodies to experience a varied range of motion, the tendons and ligaments lose elasticity, and the fascia begins to harden, constrict, and dehydrate.
Lengthening the fascia through Deep Tissue Stretching allows it to rehydrate and loosen up, increasing our range of mobility. It also strengthens the ligaments and tendons, promoting flexibility in places we require for seated meditation postures, such as the lower spine, hips, and pelvis. DTS is currently offered as a on-demand group workshop.
Additionally, participants have the benefit of having access to Mysore Ashtanga Yoga classes on-site, which complement these techniques in strengthening the body for sustained periods of practice.
Emotional, Mental & Physical Support
Participants also have the opportunity to book supportive bodywork sessions to assist them in their practice. In these 1-2-1 sessions, participants are gently guided through their individual processes with touch. This technique stimulates awareness on the mental, emotional and physical levels.
Some of the benefits of Assisted Meditative Technique include:
Releasing negative or difficult emotions, anxiety, and stress
Soothing physical pains and tensions in the body
Resetting the nervous system; from fight or flight to flow
Helping you connect to your body
Support in pre-existing medical and therapeutic treatments
Promoting a general sense of well-being