We´re now in full de-escalation in a month full of hope, light, flowers and life. And what´s more, we bring you good news – we already have an opening date at MasQi. On June 26th we´ll be open and ready to welcome you, so you can come and take care of yourself and renew your energy. In the meantime, here you have some new material. It´s time to awaken the desire to be well. The rest is up to you!
PROPOSAL 1 – BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA
Don’t miss this video on Pranayama Bhramari. Here are some of its benefits – it reduces stress and cerebral tension, helps to reduce anger, anxiety and insomnia, increases the body’s self-healing capacity, reinforces and improves the voice, induces a meditative state generating harmony in the mind, bringing consciousness to one´s interior. The sound has a calming effect on the mind and nervous system. Try it for yourself.
PROPOSAL 2 – WELL XPLORE
I want to share with you a video of one of the retreats that Xplore organises from Miami during the lock down. You can experience a 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga class with Leslie Glickman of Yoga Journey followed by another 60-minute class with me on how to boost your immune system through nutrition. I hope you enjoy it!
Since we are still at home, we have to cook to eat well and healthily, to fill our bodies with energy and good health. Here are 3 finger-licking recipes – Cream of Millet and Quinoa (great for breakfast), Tofu Lasagna and Cereal Coffee Flan.
One week more, one week less. And as we’ve said before, here we share with you the best resources to fill you with energy, peace and strength.
PROPOSAL 1 – NEW YOGA III VIDEO: COMPLETE STANDING SERIES
We continue making progress, and here you have the whole standing series. We´ll practice 5 series of Suryanamaskar A, 5 Suryanamaskar B (sun salutations) and the entire standing series, from padangusthasana to virabhadrasana B. Try to practice 6 days a week and ideally, try to learn the movements by memory. Respiration is very important, so try to practice ujjayi breathing. (We explain how this works in our MasQi retreat at home # 2).
PROPOSAL 2 – LIVE YOGA. HALF PRIMARY ASHTANGA CLASS
We continue with an Ashtanga Yoga class. This is one of the yoga styles that provide the most energy and purification. Sonia Ferre will guide you through this private live practice that will take place every Thursday. In this class we will practice 5 Suryanamaskar A, 3. Suryanamaskar B (sun salutations) and the whole standing series. From the ground we will make up Marichyasana C and we will end with the abbreviated final series. Respiration is very important in this practice. If you´re able to, try to practice Ujjayi breathing. This helps us to focus more on the practice and also helps generate heat. Keep in mind that one of the objectives of this practice is to generate heat to cleanse the body through sweating.
When: Every Thursday at 8:00am (European Time), 7:00am (BST). 90 minute class.
Class price: € 5 per connection (*).
Payment can be made by credit card. For one or several classes. After registration we will require your name, surname, credit or debit card number, expiry date and the number of classes you wish to pay for. Once the payment has been made, we will send to you the links for the purchased classes.
If the schedule does not suit you, please don´t worry as we´ll send all enrollees a video, so that you can practice at a time to suit you within the following 7 days.
(*) From now on we will charge for some classes in order to cover some of the costs of generating such content whilst we remain closed whilst at the same time being able to reach everyone. Thank you for your understanding.
PROPOSAL 3 – MINI GONG BATH
The gong is a sacred and unique tool that helps us to achieve elevated states of meditation and awareness. Gong baths relieve stress, unlock negative emotions, decrease physical pain, help you to sleep, and fill you with energy, among other benefits. Esther Saranjeet, our Gong expert at MasQi gives us a mini gong bath from Alicante.
(www.gongsounds.com) We recommend that you wear headphones to receive a more complete sound experience. Lie down, cover yourself, and place a small, folded towel over your eyes. Let´s fly!
PROPOSAL 4 – NIDRA YOGA I
These days we need calm and tranquility more than ever. That’s why we have scheduled this Nidra Yoga class that will comprise a guided relaxation that will help us soften all the accumulated tensions from these days and to connect with our inner peace. You will be calmer. The psychosomatic imbalances will be restored thanks to the release of energy. This will generate good sensations throughout your body; will help develop emotional control and will bring happiness.
Make yourself comfortable, lie down, cover yourself and put something over your eyes to be more relaxed (a small towel will do). Turn off your mobile and enjoy.
PROPOSAL 5 – PLAYLIST
THE BEST MANTRA
Today we share with you a Spotify list of the best mantras. We hope you like them!
Mantras have an immediate effect on your mood, check it out while you cook, work in the house or sit in meditation. Chant these mantras that we send to you and you´ll see what happens!
There are foods that should be present in our weekly diet. Artichokes, for example, are seasonal, purifying and highly digestive. Azukis (a type of bean) are rich in vitamin B, iron and magnesium, and the avocado is a source of potassium and folic acid. Here we give you 3 recipes with these super ingredients. It´s time to cook!
Doctor Christian Roche (Vienne-France), a collaborator at MasQi, shares with us his 360º vision of the pandemic that we´re experiencing. He wants to share with us his program “Maximum Vitality ”with which to harmonise our immune balance, cellular energy, the pulmonary and intestinal axis and emotional balance. This program consists of four elements, all appropriate for our current situation. Christian Roche is a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Lyon, holds a Diploma in Homeopathy and Auriculomedicine, and is the creator of the OEM, the first complete method of personalised global health. In addition, he carries out research work for the University of Geneva on integrative medical treatments, in the field of chronic pain, chronic stress and immune pathologies.
After a long wait, we can finally welcome the arrival of summer, and what better way to do it than by practicing yoga? Below, you can see details of all the plans, activities and yoga retreats we have prepared for the coming months.
As many of you already know, MasQi has an ideal environment for practicing Yoga – our Dome, a room surrounded by forest, where you can listen to bird song and enjoy the sunlight as it filters through the walls and roof.
The Yoga activities that we have prepared for June, July and August are:
In Tantra Yoga, the body is deeply valued and considered a physical manifestation of the spiritual plane, therefore a vehicle for the liberation of the spirit and the elimination of suffering.
The goal of Tantra Yoga is to recharge our energy.
Yoga for everyone
This 90-minute yoga session stretches the muscles, working especially the back, arms and legs. We can make significant postural improvements and tone our muscles, eliminating blockages, learning to relax more deeply and to improve our quality of sleep.
Hello everybody! Today we interviewed Pamela Young, who will teach yoga at the “Beyon asana: A moving meditation” retreat that will be held on September 24, 2017 in MasQi.
About Pamela Young
Pamela’s technical training is Hatha Yoga in Ashtanga Style, and more recently, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with world renowned teacher, John Scott. She considers herself fortunate to have studied with some great yoga masters including Donna Farhi, Ana Forrest, Michael Gannon, Matthew Sweeney, Sri Ramaswami, Venkatesh, Kino MacGregor, Basia Lipska, Hamish Hendry, David Keil, Richard Freeman, Manju Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy, Lucy Crawford, Greg Nardi and John Scott.
As well as having an Honours Degree in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, Pamela has over 20 years experience as a teacher and educator within the health and fitness industry. She is a REPs recognised Assessor (CYQ A1 Assessor within the Active Leisure Industry), Level 3 Yoga Teacher, and Les Mills ELITE BodyBALANCE Instructor. Her other certificates include an SYTA Teacher Training Certificate – Foundation, Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Style, Fitness Pilates, RSA Certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music, YMCA Exercise to Music, YMCA Aqua Exercise to Music, YMCA Step Exercise to Music, BodyCOMBAT, BodyPUMP, BodyATTACK, BodyJAM, BodySTEP, BodyBALANCE, CXWORX, BodyMAX, Cycle Instructors Track (QFF), Advanced Instruction Module (Fitpro), Les Mills AIM 1, CXWORX, TwentyFour Tabata, Zumba, Fitkid Health Related Fitness for Children and YogaBugs.
Interview to Pamela Young
Why and when did you start practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga around 2005. After a health crisis, yoga helped me re-establish my health and well-being.
Hello everybody! Today we interviewed Kat Shaw, who will teach yoga at the «Beyon asana: A moving meditation» retreat that will be held on September 24, 2017 in MasQi.
About Kat Shaw
Kat Shaw has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and starts most days at home on her mat going through the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence. In her classes and workshops, she weaves in knowledge learned from her dedicated self practice, as well as information picked up from intensives and workshops with great teachers such as John Scott, David Swenson, Matthew Sweeney, David Williams, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Danny Paradise, Dena Kingsberg, Sarah Hatcher, Kino Macgregor, David Keil, Shiva Rae and Leslie Kaminoff. Her current teachers being Sarah Hatcher and Dena Kingsberg.
Yoga lies deep in Kats heart. She is sensitive to the energy around, and an expert at holding a safe and supportive space where everyone can explore yoga with a sense of fun and adventure. Kat believes that our lives should be fun, and our yoga practice should reflect that. An experienced yogi and IIN Health Coach, she is positive, grounded, generous, intelligent and funny. When not on the mat, Kat is swimming in the sea, walking in the forest out playing in nature.
Interview to Kat Shaw
Why and when did you start practicing yoga?
Kat Shaw: I was first introduced to Hatha yoga through my mother at age 8. I had breathing difficulties which Doctors coudn’t diagnose but natural movement did. Yoga and swimming helped which I was grateful for. I practiced till about 13years old then not until about 22years did I make it to a regular yoga class. At 8, I liked practicing yoga because it helped me breathe and I loved the meditation side of the postures, the stillness. Now, I love practicing yoga daily because of the benefits I feel from it like a sense of calm, greater sense of humour, a connection to Self, a greater awareness, a control over my thoughts and boosts my confidence all while keeping me grounded.
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