Relaxation Foundations Course
Relaxation practice involves exercises that support ease and replenishment by gently 'switching off' bodymind stress. The course introduces a range of relaxation traditions through specific exercises and background information. It offers an experiential learning environment where you can find out what type of practice might suit you. We will explore exercises from active relaxation traditions (gentle movement relaxations), autogenics, breath relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, relaxation-oriented meditation and yoga nidra.
Relaxation exercises can be an enjoyable experience in and of themselves. Regular practice can support your concentration and sleep, general wellbeing, inner peace, creativity, meditation, as well as gentle psychological processing to release physical and emotional tensions and anxieties. You can find more information about relaxation and the approaches introduced in this course at: http://www.relaxationpathways.com
The course is a foundation for intermediate relaxation training and can also be a lead-in to meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi, somatic movement techniques and yoga.
The course also includes a weekend workshop on Saturday 9 October, 10.30am–3.30pm.
Requirements and Recommendations
Everyone can learn to relax more, especially through finding exercises that meet our individual situation particularly well. The course includes handouts, recordings of guided exercises and support for practising during the week.
Some of the exercises in this course are unsuitable for people going through psychosis, clinical depression or personality disorder. Other exercises may need adaptations for people with physical disabilities. Do contact Sarvatajnana beforehand to discuss anything around health concerns at: email@example.com
The course is planned to take place in person at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, but may be changed to online (via Zoom) depending on Covid regulations at the time.
Sarvatajnana is a certified relaxation therapist. She has been practising for 19 years and teaching since 2017.
Suitable for: anybody with an interest in relaxation