Tibetan Heart Yoga (THY) series 1 is based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Tong-Len (གཏོང་ལེན་, “Giving and Taking”). Throught this series, we will be TAKING away the suffering of others and GIVING the tools for them to be free of suffering and the causes of suffering. These tools are the six Perfections or Paramittas: Generosity, Kindness, Patience, Perseverance, Stillness and Wisdom.
Inner and Outer methods: We will work from the inside with our thoughts, meditations, intentions and ethics, and from the outside with our asana (poses) and breath.
Modern and ancient asanas will be combined. In this series, the asana are not demanding, all levels are welcome! The most important aspect is where your mind is directed to.
This class is intended as an introduction to the THY system for those who are new to it. And as an “always welcome THY practice” for those who are familiar to it.
Book reference: The Tibetan Book of Yoga: Ancient Buddhist Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga, Doubleday, 2004.
“You cannot enter the door of yoga without kindness and compassion for others”.
Changkya, yoga teacher to the Emperor of China and His Holiness the seventh Dalai Lama.