Shamatha meditation practice enables us to begin to let go of distractions and allows us to focus on one thing. In Tibetan Relaxation and Healing Exercises we create sensations through movement, massage, sound, and even with visualization – these sensations then become the object for meditation.
So Kum Nye is essentially meditation interspersed with movement exercises. When we move, we move the sensation(s) that we habitually (and conceptually) call the body. We then relax into, and expand, these feelings and sensations. On a deep level the practice is as much a form of mindfulness as it is a physical exercise – a form of meditative movement, guided less by thinking and more by what we’re feeling. It’s a way of becoming embodied - more sensitive and present to our body in all its vitality and wholeness.
Kum refers not to our physical body but to our presence in space, the sum total of our embodiment. Nye means to stimulate and massage.
Through accumulated tensions we have lost contact with our body; we live largely in the head. By listening to & relaxing into the sensation of the body & the breath in our Kum Nye yoga practice (& eventually in our everyday lives) we can expand our awareness & become (re)embodied.
This embodiment is a birthright & leads to an ease, lightness, flexibility & deep sense of well-being.
Kum Nye yoga was brought to the West by Lama Tarthang Tulku.
Tibetan Yoga for Relaxation and Healing
Holborn, Central London
Day/Time: Fridays 12.45 to 14.15
9th Nov to 14th Dec (only bookable in advance as a course FKK51).
18th Jan 2019 to 1st March (only bookable in advance as a course FKF52).
Venue: City Lit, Holborn, London.
To book call enrolment on 020 7831 7831 (quoting Course Code) or via City Lit website
Saturday Ealing Practise Group
Ealing Kum Nye Saturday Practice
Sat 10am - 1pm
Friend's (Quaker) Meeting House in Ealing, London.
All welcome even if you've missed a few sessions recently or indeed if you're new to Kum Nye.
No need to book - just turn up. Bring your cushion or folded blanket to sit on. Refreshments provided.
Next: 8th December
Kum Nye: Tibetan Relaxation and Meditation Workshops
Holborn, Central London
10.00am - 5.00pm An introduction to a range of Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga practices including breathing, movement, meditation and self massage. The session will be mainly experiential. Some background theory will be given and there will be time for participants to explore the relevance of Kum Nye Yoga to their own lives, particularly in relation to stress management.
Sat 22nd June 2019 - course code FFC84 Book through the City Lit - enrolment: 020 7831 7831