'LOVE' By BeWell

The beauty of Yoga is that, once understood, it can bring you that fuzzy magical feeling of curiosity and wonder in the simplicity of your everyday life.

 

Yoga evolved and developed over much time. The Western world ever-consumed by commercialisation, money-making and power got its grip on Yoga a little over 100 years ago.

 

Over the last 100 years, Yoga has evolved from a deep, mystical and energetical understanding, to a slot in the local Gym timetable.

 

How have we let this happen?! Here at BeWell Yoga, we simply cannot let such a rich, traditional understanding of our most ancient science become a weekly 'sweat' exercise.

 

Allow us to take you  back in time. Let us guide you on a deep exploration of the classic Yoga. As it was then. As it still is now. Bathed in the mystics and presented with the care, love and energy it truly deserves.

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USING MANTRA FOR MINDFULNESS

In this section we will explore what mantras are, where the idea of mantras comes from, and how you can use mantra in your daily life to bring ahimsa (love) in every aspect of your day-to-day.

Ahimsa - a life practice

In this section you will learn how to cultivate ahimsa both on and off the mat to improve your relationship with yourself, your body, and the world around you.

IMPROVING WELLBEING USING ANCIENT TECHNIQUES

In this section you will learn about the Yamas, an ancient yogic principle that when put into practice can bring about huge changes in our daily life.  

Spend 30 mins to reflect privately and

answer the following questions in your journal



 

1. How can we incorporate Ahimsa in our personal Asana practise?

2. How can we incorporate Ahimsa in our Diet? (remember diet does not only refer to food)

3. How can we incorporate Ahimsa in our thoughts?

4. How can we incorporate Ahimsa in our Yoga practise?

5. How can we inspire ourselves to take  Ahimsa off the mat?

AHIMSA MANTRAS

HOW TO MEDITATE USING MANTRAS

Organise your home practise space

Set the mood by lighting a candle /insense/sage/playing claming music (Optional)

Sit in a comfortable seated position

Tall spine

Relaxed Shoulders

Relaxed Belly

Space between ears and shoulders

Set a 10-15 min timer (bells/bowls chiming every 5 mins on youtube works well here)

Repeat your mantra slowly either out loud or in your mind 

Repeat with care and control

Use the breath to guide the mantra's words

 

If thoughts come, don't try to block them! Just let them come and go and observe them as a spectator.

Then, come back to your Mantra repetition.

Tip -- Use the same mantra(s) every day for 7 days

Tip--Do not spend more than 10 mins meditation on each mantra

Tip-- Ask! If you have doubts and need more meditation tips, ask us by emailing info@bewell-yoga.com

We would be delighted to help you begin your meditation practise!

YAM
Ichoose love for myself
I choose love for others
I AM LOVE
I AM LOVED
I am enough
I have enough
I am full
I am safe
I am love
I am loving
I am loved
I embody love
I embody compassion
I open my heart
I let go 
I forgive
BE LOVE
GIVE LOVE
RECIEVE LOVE

daily 15 min yin heart opener

Heart Opening

Vinyasa Flow

Sequence

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The groundwork is complete.

The self discovery and introspection has taken place.

Now it's time to take your first step on the Yogic Path of the Yamas.

The Path of Love - Ahimsa

We have developed a series of short Daily exercises and tasks that will begin to help you integrate this Yama into your life.

By following our 7 day program you will begin to take the concept of Love Ahimsa and begin to live the concept both on and off the mat.

DAY 1 

Day 1 is all about You and your relationship with yourself.

Sometime in the morning complete:

aHIMSA MANTRA MEDITATION
Journal

Date:

Time of Meditation:

Mantra:

Observations:

Sometime in the evening complete:

15 min Yin heart opener
Journal

Date:

Time of Yin:

Mantra:

Observations:

Remember - You have a choice what you mind reflects on. Make your mind a loving place to be.

Take a few moments to consider your relationship with yourself.

Q.  Are you kind to yourself?

Q.  Are you self-critical?

Q. Are you demanding?

Q. Are you guilty of setting unreasonable expectations for yourself?

List 1  - THE 'GOODBYE' LIST

Privately in your journal, write down anything that surfaces which may be unkind, self critical, demanding or unreasonable in your relationship with yourself.

 

List 2 - THE 'LOVE' LIST

Now, write down a list of things you love about yourself.

Read your GOODBYE list

Notice how you feel when you read through 

Now read your LOVE list

Notice how you feel when you read through list two

DAY 1 gift

We have a gift for you!

Open it!

SHARE THE LOVE!!!

Love, love love!! What's on your love list for Day 1? Shout it out! Be proud.

Share the love.

Inspire others.

 Leave your lovelist comments in our Love - By BeWell YourTube video!

Post us your love list on Instagram!

Share the love!

Don't for get to tag us with the following hastags

#bewellyogacommunity

#lovebybewellyoga

#bewellyogalovelist

DAY 2 

Day 1 is all about You and your relationship with others.

Sometime in the morning complete:

AHIMSA MEDITATION
JOURNALLING

Date:

Time of Meditation:

Mantra:

Observations:

Sometime in the evening complete:

15 min Yin heart opener
JOURNALLING

Date:

Time of Yin:

Mantra:

Observations:

Take a few moments to consider your relationship with others.

Q. Are you kind to others?

Q. Are you sometimes critical of others?

Q.Are you demanding of others?

Q. Are you guilty of setting unreasonable expectations for others?

 

Write down anything that may be critical, demanding, unreasonable or 'fixing' the other person . If you feel comfortable, discuss the list with a loved one.

Think of ways you can use this list to become kinder to others and yourself in the process. Write down a commitment to yourself and others.

Choose a Mantra that might help you achieve this mindset.

List 1  - THE 'GOODBYE' LIST

Privately in your journal, write down anything that surfaces which may be unkind,  critical, demanding or unreasonable in your relationship with others. Also consider anything you tend to try to 'fix' in another person or people.

 

List 2 - THE 'LOVE' LIST

Now, write down a list of things you love about each of these people or group of people.

Read your GOODBYE list

Notice how you feel when you read through 

Now read your LOVE list

Notice how you feel when you read through

DAY 2 gift

 A gift for you to give to others. Choose to be compassionate, generous, kind and caring. Remember that everyone is trying their best with the tools they have been given. Choose empathy.

Choose love.

SHARE THE LOVE!!!

Love, love love!! What's on your love list for Day 2? Shout it out! Be proud.

Share the love.

Inspire others.

 Leave your lovelist comments in our Love - By BeWell YourTube video!

Post us your love list on Instagram!

Share the love!

Don't for get to tag us with the following hastags

#bewellyogacommunity

#lovebybewellyoga

#bewellyogalovelist

DAY 3 

Day 3 is all about You and your relationship with your Yoga practise*

Don't have a Yoga practise yet? Don't worry, we've got your covered. Continue as normal through the exercises and see adaptations in the self discovery below

Sometime in the morning complete:

AHIMSA MEDITATION
JOURNALLING

Date:

Time of Meditation:

Mantra:

Observations:

Sometime during the rest of the day...

15 min Yin
heart opener

or

75 min HEART opening
VINYASA FLOW
JOURNALLING