One to One
Tara & the Lake of Tears
There is a moving story in the Buddhist tradition about the birth of the goddess Tara. It is said that Avalokiteshvara the bodhisattva of compassion looked upon all the suffering in the world and as he did tears fell from his eyes. The tears then began to form a lake in which a lotus developed.
It’s A Wonderful Life
Many years ago I found myself in a cinema in Manchester during the festive season. As the lights went up at the end of the film, I looked around to see people wiping tears from their eyes, and likewise during the course of the film I had been moved to tears myself on several occasions.
Love Forever Changes
On a Saturday in December 1967, a young man went down to his local record shop in London called ‘One Stop Records’. On this Saturday in question the young man had gone to buy Donovan’s new album ‘A Gift From a Flower to a Garden’. As he queued to pay, he glanced around at the
Broken Places & Golden Repairs
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” So wrote Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms. I was reminded of these words recently as October marks the second anniversary of the death of my beloved girlfriend Elaine. Since her death, I have been living with the subsequent
Margaret Lockwood: Queen of the Silver Screen
My grandmother had a love of the silver screen and as a small boy I would happily spend afternoons with her watching iconic films such as, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’ which starred the great British actress Margaret Lockwood. Who during the war years was Britain’s number one box office star, starring in films such
Archive of Reflections
Yoga in Didsbury, Chorlton & Manchester
Challenging and engaging, stimulating yet relaxing, invigorating yet calming; I always leave Manjunaga’s classes feeling that I have experienced yoga on more than just a physical level.
Inner Peace – Outer Strength – Great Fun
Imagine a calmer life, less stressful. A balanced life, a life of clarity, self-acceptance and contentment. Imagine a more supple, stronger, flexible body – better health.
The benefits of yoga are many. A creative response to life’s challenges, a guide to meaningful understanding and positive engagement with yourself and the world around you.
It’s also great fun and a fantastic way to make new friends.
If you’ve already explored yoga then you’ll understand – the inner calm, the physical strength and enjoyment that it offers. You’ll also know how the style of instruction plays a defining role in helping you achieve those benefits. Choosing the right teacher really matters.
Thank you for your beautiful yoga this morning at Buddhafield. I had forgotten why I loved yoga so much, now I know again.
Yin & Yang Yoga – More Than Just a Yoga Class
My name is Manjunaga, (‘Manjunaga is a Buddhist name given to me, it means ‘kind ‘wisdom’). I teach Yin & Yang yoga.
I’ve studied yoga and Buddhist meditation for more than 20 years and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2005. A fully accredited yoga teacher I’ve taught yoga in Manchester full time since completing my yoga training with Simon Low’s Yoga Academy in 2008.
I am a sixty year old rock climber and started attending yoga classes to gain more flexibility. Practising with Manjunaga has certainly improved my flexibility, however he has also shown me that there is more to yoga than that. His classes have helped me improve my physical and mental strength which I am successfully applying to rock climbing and everyday life.
Yin & Yang Yoga – A Unique, Balanced Approach to Yoga
Whilst other classes offer a more regimented style I choose to bring deeper, more subtle, personal qualities to my classes. working with the physical body, as well as the subtle energetic, mental, emotional aspects of our being. I engage with my students on a holistic, human level.
I encourage you to explore a deeper experience, a heightened awareness of what it is to be alive, to be human. It’s a rare approach, but a technique that my students clearly benefit from in many ways.
An Open Mind, an Open Heart and an Open Invitation
As kind and complimentary as student testimonials are, the only way to truly appreciate how yoga can improve your life is to experience it for yourself.
You’ve plenty of opportunity –
- I run classes and workshops in Didsbury, Chorlton and Manchester.
- I host yoga and meditation weekends and week retreats in Scotland and Sussex.
- I also offer one-to-one tuition.
Do please check the Classes page for times and locations or feel free to call me on 07914 304402 or contact me via the website. I’d be more than happy to explain the many ways that my yoga classes can give you a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life.
I come away from Manjunaga’s Saturday morning yoga class feeling relaxed yet energised.
It’s a really positive start to the weekend!