Field Yoga has 12 aspects to it, which we may differentiate simply into four groups.
The first group are the Physical Yoga practices, the main type being the physical body postures & movements of Ghatastha & Hatha Yoga. For an experienced practitioner there are in excess of 200 different yoga postures and their variations. A full repertoire can take time to assimilate and become proficient in, to know what each does and what it is for, but our role is to teach and to share our knowledge of the various techniques and disciplines. From the very first beginner stage to the most advanced, we offer full tuition.
The second group of practices are to do with the Feeling states and correspond with Breathing. Breathing techniques called pranayama are practised routinely in all authentic Yoga disciplines. A proper understanding and application of breathing is essential for psychological and mental balance, especially in a fast changing world. Breathe well and you feel well.
The third group of practices are to do with the Mind and Meditation. Field Yoga requires an understanding of authentic meditation, and to be able to understand the hierarchy of states which are passed through. Many practices nowadays passed off as ‘meditation’ are nothing of the sort, and it is worthwhile knowing how to spot the intruder, not only in the mind but also in the plethora of activities called ‘meditation’. More importantly, the Mind is a strange monkey and if you’ve never bothered to look into it, it can be a shock when you first notice what is going on.
The fourth group of practices are to do with the Spiritual and transcendent disciplines, Will, Consciousness, Sentient Power, Reflexivity and so on. Development of Reflexive Self-consciousness and Samadhic contemplation are the high end of yoga and meditation practice.
Field Yoga is a genuinely complete discipline for all the levels of being. But if you prefer just to practice the physical components, you will be happy and at home in the physical disciplines of Field Yoga. They are challenging and also have a light touch.