Mudra as Therapy with Krishnaa Devi

Mudra as Therapy with Krishnaa Devi, November 5 2016, 2.30pm – 6.00 pm

Location 15 Vaughan Ave, London NW4 4HT

The workshop will cover:

  • Explanation of the basic mode of efficacy of the Mudras together with the concept of the five elements of the body.
  • How these are accessible and tangible through the juxtaposition of the fingers and hands and their combination with basic Pranayama methods.
  • How the five Upavayas can be enhanced or reduced to contribute to maximum health.
  • Application of these principles to a) Oneself and b) Others
  • Recognising Mudra as a pleasingly simple method of Pratyahara/ Dhyarana/ Dhyana and their place in the Ashtanga Yoga Vidhi of Sri Patanjali.
  • Pondering on their ease of practice to those less physically able.
  • Application of Mudra technique to common ailments both physical and mental.
  • Time will be given to students to present their suggestions in simple case studies.
  • Time for Questions and Answers

Krishnaa Devi

Krishnaa Devi was born and educated in London but left university course in simultaneous translation to hitch hike to India to study Yoga and Scripture.  She studied Yoga in Jagannath Puri and with Sri. BKS. Iyengar in Mumbai and Pune for several years, where she also studied Kathak Dance.

She wa the deputy registrar at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London where she studied literature with Sri. Mathoor Krishnamurti. Her translation work keeps her ever more deeply connected to the subject matter.

Now based in the UK, she has been instrumental in teaching Sanskrit and Mudra through Teach Yoga on the teacher training course.   Her speciality is bringing a wider dimension to Sadhana through mantras and mudras.  Following a very bad car accident in 2014, she has used her time to author and publish ten unique books on devotional poetry and Vraja Bhasa:  The language of the land of Vraja where she visits yearly.  She also regularly writes for the Namaskar Yoga Magazine.

She has taught Yoga at many venues including Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, at the Learning Difficulties department of Barnet College, Akademi, The Calthorpe Project, Greenwich Dance Agency and the London School of Fashion and has taught private students and groups across London for over forty years

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By Beckie Hannah

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