The comfortable and quietly pleasant surroundings of this well
equipped and light room, are ideal for Meeting away from the work
It is available at very reasonable cost which includes the use of
tables, chairs and flip charts.
Ideal also for buffets as part of the use of the Main Hall.
In Praise of Yoga
archaeological evidence of Yoga is provided by a number of
stone seals showing figures in yogic postures. Extracted from the Indus
Valley they date from about 3,000 B.C. Written texts, the Vedas, date
from 2,500 B.C. Yoga is not a religion, it is a philosophy for life,
but can enhance religious belief. Yoga teaches non violence, honesty in
thought and deed, selflessness, non possessiveness and moderation in
all things. Yoga means “Union”. This Union refers to the physical body,
the vehicle, the mind, the driver, and the soul, man’s true identity.
Balance of these three brings true harmony.
Asanas, the name for yogic poses, improve circulation, tone the entire
body, strengthen the back, energise and rejuvenate, also improve the
immune system. Correct breathing increases the oxygen that enters the
blood stream, purifying and regenerating.
When muscles are relaxed our mind also relaxes. Our reaction to all
events begins in the mind. We all understand the “fight or flight”
pattern of response. This tension places great strain on the various
body parts and is a huge drain on energy. Meditation is the science of
stilling and controlling the mind. Benefits are a sense of calm and
control, improved memory, lowered blood pressure, a feeling of well
being, improved ability to focus and concentrate and decreased stress
Love is within me,
around me, protecting me. I am full of peace and harmony.
There are a total of forty six ladies and four men in three U3A Yoga
classes held at St Catherine’s Hill community centre on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. The photographs are of some of the Monday class.
Submitted by Dawn Allen