Yoga Tapes

Tapes are £6.00 each plus £1.50 post and packing. CDs available soon!

1) Yoga Nidra  / Relaxation & Pranayama

Side one - Yoga Nidra (45 minutes)

Yoga Nidra is derived from the tantras by Swami Satyananda and is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously.  The characteristic feature of yoga nidra is the systematic rotation of consciousness and its practice is the scientific method of removing all tensions - muscular, emotional and mental.  It is a deep and healing relaxation and forty-five minutes of yoga nidra is as restful as almost four hours conventional sleep.  It is practised lying down on the floor.

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Side two - Relaxation and Pranayama (45 minutes)

A guided relaxation to music followed by three different pranayama practices.  Pranayama is a way to help move your own vital life force and energy around your body using simple yogic breathing techniques.  The relaxation is practised lying down on the floor.  The pranyama in any sitting position including a chair.

2) Chakra Relaxation /  Breathing with Sound & Mantra

Side one - Chakra Relaxation (45 minutes)

A relaxation to music whilst the chakras are explained and visualisations encouraged.  Descriptions of the chakras are given and how they relate to the body and mind.  It is practised lying down on the floor.

Side two - Breathing with Sound and Mantra (45 minutes)

Learning to do the full yogic breath with sound.  Chanting the bija, (seed), mantras of the chakras and learning to chant several of the major yogic mantras to help keep the body, mind and spirit in total harmony.  It can be practised in any sitting posture, which is the preferred way for this practice, but it can also be practised whilst sitting on a chair

3) Yoga Nidra /  Ajapa Japa

Side one - Yoga Nidra (30 minutes)

Yoga Nidra is derived from the tantras by Swami Satyananda and is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously.  The characteristic feature of yoga nidra is the systematic rotation of consciousness and its practice is the scientific method of removing all tensions - muscular, emotional and mental.  It is a deep and healing relaxation and thirty minutes of yoga nidra is as restful as almost four hours conventional sleep.  It is practised lying down on the floor. 

Side two – Ajapa Japa (30 minutes)

Ajapa Japa is a complete meditation that is derived from the tantras by Swami Satyananda.  It exerts a direct influence on the nervous system, thus helping to relieve tension and anxiety and can be practised in any sitting posture which is the preferred way for this meditation.  It can also be practised whilst sitting on a chair or whilst lying on the floor.   Japa means repetition of mantra and Ajapa Japa means spontaneous repetition.  In Ajapa Japa you are working with the Ujjayi breath and the natural mantra that the breath makes in the throat.

4) Antar Mouna / Guided Relaxation

Side one - Antar Mouna (30 minutes)

The word antar means inner and mouna means silence so this is a meditation that leads to inner tranquillity and inner silence.  It is derived from the tantras by Swami Satyananda and is one of the most direct ways of tackling a mind that is constantly busy and never still, as well as one that is troubled by turbulent emotions or disturbing thoughts. It can be practised in any sitting posture, which is the preferred way for this meditation, but it can also be practised whilst sitting on a chair or lying on the floor. Antar Mouna will reduce stress and mental tension and induce calmness of the mind. If practised on a regular basis the mind will become progressively tranquil and one-pointed.

Side two – Guided Meditation (30 minutes)

This guided meditation is practised lying down on the floor.  It focuses on the breath and the three areas of the lungs used to achieve full inhalation and exhalation thus promoting better health. It also includes a visualisation awareness of the major chakras – energy centres – of the body and the whole practice is designed to reduce stress levels and promote calmness throughout the whole body, mind and spirit.

5) Pranayama / Breathing Relaxation  

Side one - Pranayama (30 minutes)

Five major yogic breaths taught.  Pranayama is a way to help move your own vital life force and energy around your body using simple yogic breathing techniques. Any sitting posture can be adopted for these practices and they can also be practised whilst sitting on a chair. 

Side two - Breathing Relaxation (30 minutes)

A thirty minute deep relaxation using the breath.  This practice will help remove tensions from the body, mind and spirit. It is practised whilst lying on the floor.

6) Asana Programme I

Side one and side two are both individual posture programmes of 30 minutes. They are suitable for all abilities. The postures are explained in detail. Both sequences end in a short pranayama practice; pranayama is a way to help move your own vital life force and energy around your body using simple yogic breathing techniques.

7) Asana Programme II

Side one and side two are both individual posture programmes of 30 minutes. They are suitable for all abilities. The postures are explained in detail. Side one teaches ‘salute to the sun’ and other postures whilst side two teaches ‘salute to the moon’ and other postures. Both sequences end by focusing on the breath.

8) Pawanmuktasana Programme

Two 30 minute practices to help remove stiffness from the joints and relieve muscular tensions. They can be used separately or ideally, if time allows, one should follow the other. Side one concentrates on the toes, feet, ankles, legs and hips; side two concentrates on the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck. All these postures are performed in a seated position and some can be done on a chair or in even in bed.

In Sanskrit pawan means wind or prana, mukta means release and asana means pose. Therefore pawanmuktasana means a group of postures that remove any blockages that prevent the free flow of energy in the body and the mind. Awareness during this practice should be on the actual physical movement, the interaction of the bones, joints and muscles and their relation to other parts of the body.

Ideal for everyone including the older practitioner. Helps relieve arthritis and other joint problems. This is an extremely good sequence to do on an aircraft to help ward off stiffness and thrombosis.