Mindfulness yoga places a strong emphasis on being mindfullly aware through our yoga practice. It is a fusion, incorporating Buddhist ideas into the yogic arts. Suḍāka has been practising yoga and meditation since 1990, developing a synthesis of these skills. He is currently running a Teacher Training progamme with his long time friend and colleague, Sadhita; www.bodhiyoga.es
The Mindfulness yoga style of Suḍāka an be described as playful and flowing, with an emphasis on alignment and precision. His yoga has been influenced by his base training in the Iyengar Yoga method, several years of work with Godfrey Devereux, the Yin Yoga approach of Paul Grilley and some input from Sarah Powers. More recently studying the therapeutic yoga of Viniyoga through Gary Karftsow's work and developing his understanding of Chinese medicine through Shiatsu. Suḍāka has extensively trained in the Triratna Buddhist Community and was ordained as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2001.
Mindfulness yoga is a practice based around five aspects:
- Asana (posture)
- Vinyasa (moving with the breath)
- Pranayama (unhindered breathing)
- Bandha (energetic alignment)
- Drushti (awareness)
These correspond with the five elements: earth to posture; water to 'moving with the breath'; fire to the internal energetic alignment of bandha; air to breathing freely; space/ether to awareness, the overall context in which hatha yoga is practised.
Suḍāka now teaches yoga in the context of the Teacher training and Retreat programme run by Bodhiyoga International in collaboration with Sadhita and others in the UK and in Spain.
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