To live and love in harmony and peace within the light of awareness....YOGA
Yoga ............What's does Tribe say?
Yoga awakens the potential for you to flow more effortlessly through life with less resistance, greater acceptance and a blossoming trust and every single person on the planet has the potential to advance themselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
At Tribe we feel yoga is not just a separate activity to drift in and out of. When practiced on a regular basis yoga becomes a source of inner guidance and wisdom expressed in every action you do and every word you say.
Much of the yoga world today reduces yoga to mere gymnastics and fails to express the knowledge and understanding reflective of the true essence of yoga. Thankfully Tribe teachers and practitioners are amongst the more informed yogis who have embraced and embodied authentic yoga teachings, not just practising yoga but living yoga, guiding individuals to achieve and utilize yoga in ones life to transform ones daily living.
For all of us in the Tribe community yoga is primarily a 'spiritual practice'. A practice to concentrate the mind and cultivate awareness of that which we truly are and of that which is truly happening.
On a spiritual level asanas give us an opportunity to fine tune our awareness and sensitivity so we can become more intimate with the most subtle depths of our being. As we transcend the normal limitations of the body and mind we begin to experience ourselves at the level of energy and consciousness itself. The asanas allow us to tune into and harness the many beneficial energies of the universe that are always available to us ultimately elevating our vibration and consciousness to superior levels.
At a more gross level asanas are a fun and creative way to relax, open joints, lengthen muscles, generate therapeutic internal body heat, increase cardio-vascular strength, improve respiration and circulation, increase energy levels, release endorphins and give you a radiating glow of good health and happiness. As well as the many physical and healing benefits yoga has a profound and positive effect on the emotional and psychological body. The nervous system is soothed reducing stress and tension and the mind becomes calm and stable, focused and attentive.
Here at Tribe we have absolutely no-bias to any particular style of yoga asana. No matter how dynamic or gentle in style we look to the quality of attention and awareness, the application of sensitivity, honesty, openness, generosity and focus to define a practice as yoga.
All Tribe students receive the confidence and understanding it takes to journey towards ones inner wisdom and truth. Here you learn to tune into your individual needs, limitations and possibilities so your yoga practice becomes more and more unique, reflecting and expressing your individuality on a day to day basis.
We wholeheartedly encourage students to flow in their own style and honour their natural rhythm by teaching the basic fundamentals of practice which, once understood, can be applied to all styles of asana.
Pranayama techniques offer different ways to direct the breath and balance the pranic flows (life force/energy) within us. Ultimately the aim of the techniques are to release the breath from its usual restrictions thus allowing the practitioner to enter into a state of true Pranayama where the duality of the breath is transcended and prana begins to flows harmoniously.
There are many simple to complex techniques which can be practiced within asana or as an independent practice to bring about positive and beneficial results. Calming the mind, soothing the nerves, releasing tension/anxieties and initiating into deep states of relaxation and meditation are all made possible through the practice of pranayamas.
Pranayama techniques have the potential to bring harmony into all levels of our being eventually balancing the flow of prana flowing through the major energy channels inside us. When this happens the mysterious kundalini (primordial energy of our being) arises initiating profound spiritual experiences.
There are many meditation styles and techniques that help bring clarity, calmness and focus to the restless mind. Such techniques help us to settle the fluctuating mind and tap into our ever-present inner wisdom and truth, changing our perspective so that eventually, in the light of our expanding awareness, the sense of separate self dissolves away.
Once you are able to maintain a concentrated mind the doors to higher states of consciousness may begin to open, initiating a natural unfolding of the mind whereby the more subtle stages of meditation begin to reveal themselves and the possibility of reaching Self- realization (Samadhi, Nirvana, Moksha etc) becomes a reality.
At tribe we introduce students to many other yoga disciplines and practices including
The Art of Conscious living, Mudras, Mantras, Kriyas, Chanting, Karma Yoga & Bhakti Yoga