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For more information please refer to the Dru safety video www.dru.com. Remember safety always comes first. Listen to your body and only do the techniques that feel comfortable. If practicing any breathing techniques that make you feel dizzy or uncomfortable please stop and relax. Please seek a professional Dru Teacher such as Nel Hunter who will be more than happy to support you in finding a breathing technique that feels effortless and comfortable. Do see your doctor for any queries you may have before beginning Yoga, Deep relaxation and Meditation if you have an existing injury or mental health issue.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is sitting still and concentrating where you choose too. A sitting position is preferred so both a relaxed and alert state can be achieved. The first step to a wonderful meditation practice is acceptance, the second is deep relaxation and the third is valuing stillness. It is an exploration within and a journey well worth taking.
What are the benefits of Meditation?
Meditation assists the main systems in the body including the blood pressure, the immune system, the nervous system and the tension related issues such as headaches, insomnia, muscle and joint pain. Meditation also creates a greater peace of mind, reducing fear and increasing a sense of happiness, creativity, clarity and intuition. The memory improves, mindfulness increases and harmony can appear in unexpected areas of life. The emotions are more motivating and meditation can inspire enthusiasm, drive, commitment and purpose.
Meditation connects you to the deep inner calm that can be tapped into when under pressure, rushed or when clear thinking is vital.
Other benefits and research can be found here ..Link
What is Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime.
Dru Yoga classes are available in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and across Europe, Australia and Canada. Short Dru Yoga retreats and yoga holidays in these countries are also very popular.
What are the benefits of Dru Yoga?
In 2005, 450 graduates and participants in Dru Yoga Courses all over the world were asked about the effects of their practice.
- * 72 % found Dru Yoga reduced back pain
- * 93 % experienced improved spine flexibility
- * 86% enjoyed increased energy levels
- * 89% experienced improved breathing with yoga
- * 89% can now reduce and control stress levels
- * 81% have greater confidence and self-empowerment
- * 84% benefited from enhanced mood since practising Dru Yoga
- *83% felt emotionally balanced
- * 91% gained peace of mind by overcoming negative thinking
Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga a fresh, energetic, positive and complete approach to health and wellbeing.
What are the Contra-Indications of Yoga and Meditation?
THERE ARE MODIFICATIONS FOR ALL POSTURES.
Please speak with your yoga and meditation teacher prior to any workshop or class to discuss the modifications that are best for your individual needs.
Remember safety always comes first. Listen to your body and only do the techniques that feel comfortable. If practicing any breathing techniques that make you feel dizzy or uncomfortable please stop and relax. Please seek a professional Dru Teacher such as Nel Hunter who will be more than happy to support you in finding a breathing technique that feels effortless and and comfortable. Do see your doctor for any queries you may have before beginning Yoga, Deep relaxation and Meditation if you have an existing injury or mental health issue.
For more information please refer to the Dru safety video www.dru.com.
I am pregnant. Can I join in?
Pregnancy is a sensitive time for your body. All manner of changes are taking place with muscles and hormones. We strongly recommend that you only use the classes specifically designed for pregnancy, and that you seek the advise of a yoga teacher and get specific yoga for your needs and body type.
I have arthritis?
What type of arthritis do you have? It is useful to have a diagnosis. For osteoarthritis most yoga movements will be extremely helpful. Please do not push yourself beyond your natural comfortable limits.
Rheumatoid arthritis – this requires a little more sensitivity, especially with movements involving the neck. Please never perform a shoulder stand or anything that puts pressure through the neck and head.
High blood pressure?
Yoga can help high blood pressure. In general we suggest that you do not hold your arms above the head for any length of time. Also we suggest that you do not hold your breath for any of the poses. Please be cautious with inversions.
Please consult your GP before starting yoga.
Inversions should be avoided, such as the dog, shoulder stand, standing forward bend.
Once again, yes, yoga can help. But like heart conditions, we recommend that you move according to your comfortable capacity. Raised arm poses should not be held for any length of time and inversions also not held. Breathing should maintain an easy flow and not be held.
Generally Dru is excellent for improving back pain. However, if you have a disc injury, arthritis or any serious back condition, we recommend you to take advice of a Dru Yoga instructor before starting. We advise you to get a diagnosis from an Osteopath and ask their advice on what specific movements to avoid.
What is the Blissfully Present Cancellation policy?
A 50% deposit of $20pp is required with any private workshop booking and this is non refundable within 2 weeks prior to the booking.
I understand things happen sometimes and you can’t make the classes at times. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any last minute cancellations.
With events already re-arranged by the ‘Blissfully Present’ team, we will be happy to re-book you into another workshop at no extra cost but refunds are not available sorry.
Pre-paying is required with all one-on-one sessions and a 50% deposit for workshop events.
Family discounts and business packages may be arranged.
HOW DO I PURCHASE THE FULL AUDIO SET?
Firstly set up an account on Nel Hunters web www.blissfullypresent.com.au (top right corner) and then proceed to the SHOP. There you will find the Blissfully Present Full Set for $9.95.
This is the first item in the Shop. Press ADD TO CART and then press the button next to VIEW CART.
Check totals and ‘update to change’ or proceed to ‘PROCEED TO CHECKOUT’ found at the bottom of the page. From here you make your payment with billing details and choice of paypal or direct deb.
Once the payment arrives Nel approves and you will find the audio ready for download in your basket, normally that same day. Thank you for your patience – We promise it will be worth the effort. We have set up a safe shopping process for both you and Blissfully Present. This is a secure site for shopping, so enjoy!!
Once you have set up the account the process should be a lot easier for future purchases. Nel has a wonderful eCourse coming up this year. ‘Be True To Yourself,’ and some new audio products on their way!
Let us know how you go,
Dru Meditation & Yoga Teacher
Young NSW 2594
(PH) 0427 822844