Samãna is a Sanskrit term that means “pacification,” “mitigation” and “alleviation.”
It is derived from the root sam, meaning “together,” and to “breathe”.
In yoga, samãna refers to one of the five vayus that comprise prana in the body.
Known in English as “balancing air”, samãna vayu resides in the abdomen with the navel as its energy base.
It governs digestion of everything from food to thoughts and spiritual activity.
Balancing the samãna vayu while practicing yoga poses not only promotes physical strength
but also helps the yogi move closer to his/her spiritual aspirations.
Samãna expands when prana and apana (inward-outward flowing energy) unite at the navel center,
awakening sushumna nadi, the central channel
that carries energy up and down the length of the spine.
Samãna kriya, translates as “pacifying practice” and is associated with samadhi,
the state of enlightenment and the final of the eight “limbs” of yoga.
“My approach to Yoga is global and progressive.
It aims to nurture and offer confidence to the aspirant who learns to relate to his/her body
and its potentialities by softening the joints and toning the muscles.
Particular attention is given to the sequencing, alignment, intensity, and duration of the postures (asanas)
to amplify their beneficial effects on the whole being.
To integrate and regulate, a deep relaxation concludes each session;
the aspirant feels refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to face the fluctuations of everyday life.” Louise Chardon
Louise Chardon dedicates her life to the study of the self in motion for over 30 years.
Specialized in the profound sensitive abilities of the being and how its subconscious manifests through embodiment and movement patterns,
she mainly applies her researches to her performative oeuvre and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approaches
which she defines as Embodied Philosophy and Energetic Physiology.
Louise is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.
She embodies dance, Yoga, Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais,
Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement for more than 20 years.
- awakens consciousness;
- brings peace and union in the self;
- guides to the recovery and cultivation of bodily ease and grace;
- helps reduction or relief of stiffness and chronicle pain;
- resorbs inflammatory tendencies and supports the function of the organic, neurological, and immune system.
Addressed to whom:
- wishes to cultivate a conscious and healthy relation to its self;
- enjoys awakening and resourcing practice;
- likes to dive deep and subtle into the bodily wonders;
- seeks for embodied spirituality.
A Mandorla / Monte do Carvalhosinho
On Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:00
12€/session or 20€/month
Sessions are in English, with possible translation to Portuguese, French or Dutch
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