As part of the Wellbeing aspect of Mental Health week the staff were offered to an Iyengar Yoga class taught by Meg Scott from Learning Support.
Meg has recently returned from three weeks' study at RIMIY, in Pune, India, the heart and soul of Iyengar Yoga.
"Alongside students from all over the world I was priviledged to attend classes taught by Iyengar’s son Prashant and daughter Sunita as well as other senior teachers."
"The sage Patanjali, defines yoga as chitta vritti nirodha. Chitta is the consciousness which includes the mind, the intellect and the ego. Yoga is a method of silencing the vibrations of the chitta. Although the context is very different I find parallels with this world and the stillness sought by Quakers during Meeting for Worship."
"Outside the yoga studio I experienced a riot of contrasting sensations: from the chaos of the traffic to the sweetest birdsong, from the Rangoli patterns and puja flowers to the dust and pollution of the street. An extraordinary 3 weeks."