12:00 - 12:45
Talk - The Power of Compassion
Attend this inspiring talk given by Keith, army veteran, vegan and Tai chi teacher, to explore the power of compassion.
Between 2004 and 2012 Keith served in the UK’s elite Parachute Regiment and served in Afghanistan. The “Paras” are a highly trained, highly motivated and highly aggressive combat infantry unit that form the spearhead of the UK’s Armed Forces. They are shock troops and are excellent at what they do – defeating the enemy. In this talk, Keith will share how his experiences fighting in Afghanistan became the catalyst for peace and a vegan lifestyle
You can read more about his journey on his website: https://www.daoofawakening.com/Yogific Yoga Zone full timetable
2:00 - 2:45
An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi is a Chinese Internal Martial Art originally developed in 13th-Century China, but is perhaps more commonly practiced around the world today as a health-promoting exercise, combining slow and gentle movements with synchronised breathing.
Tai Chi has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, sleeping disorders and arthritis, among many other benefits. Tai Chi can also increase mobility, flexibility, balance and mental quietude. In addition, Tai Chi has been shown to improve aerobic capacity, increased energy levels and build muscle strength.
This instructor of this class no less than a hero! Keith Abraham, a war veteran, who served in Afghanistan, made a drastic shift in his lifestyle as he embraced Taichi and veganism. He says “After years of heartbreak from the loss of comrades in Afghanistan, the anger of several failed relationships, the pain of an abused body and the anxiety of not knowing what to do with my life, I found a tool that offered me a path to greater self-mastery – Tai Chi. Tai Chi’s graceful, fluid movements offers you time and space to do, not think; to move and act without hesitation. Tai Chi focuses the mind, exercises the body and can even help you manage reactions to strong emotions.”Yogific Yoga Zone full timetable