Yoga is a wonderful holistic system of movement and breathing that helps you feel better in yourself. You don't have to be flexible or a certain body shape or age to do yoga. You can move into every yoga pose to suit your flexibility. Everyone's body is different in how we move and stretch as our bodies are all made differently. Your breathing, energy and vitality will improve. Yoga improves cardio and circulatory health and improves performance for all sporting activities. The postures or asana as they are known in Yoga terms, range from basic to more challenging as you become more experienced over time. While the movements tend to be slow and mindful, they provide an invigoration for body and mind. Yoga and mindful movement practices and now recognised as being highly beneficial by the Medical and Mental Health professions.
There are so many benefits to yoga, many on a physical level but also Yoga has deep benefits on both emotional level and for the mind. In today’s world, our lives are an endless stream of “to-do’s” and sometimes we don’t know where or how to step off the busy treadmill of tasks. The best gift to ourselves is showing up in some way for ourselves to bring balance and relaxation the body and mind as a whole. The essence of yoga practice is ultimately to teach us something about ourselves in becoming who we really are. As I always remind our students in class, yoga is not about discomfort, pain or not feeling good about ourselves but is about blossoming into the person whom you really are and should fit your body like a soft glove. It’s a path of coming home to ourselves.
Hatha Yoga is wonderful style of yoga that is taught at a slow pace and excellent for beginners and all abilities. The class will include a demonstration of each pose, teaching correct body alignment and will help to increase energy levels, strength & flexibility while also centering the mind.
Beginners level is for students who are have not done yoga before as it’s an excellent introduction. It is also for those who need a very gentle class. This class gives you the opportunity to take a yoga class which is designed to help you understand the postures, breathing and philosophy of yoga so you can progress to the next level of learning.
Beginners level is also suitable for those who have taken a break from yoga for a while and who wish to come back to the practice and if you like the gentle pace of this class. Our Beginners classes are also suitable Post-natal 6 weeks and 12 weeks post c-section upon your GP’s advice prior to attending classes. Please let us know when joining the class.
Remember Yoga is for everyone, any age, body shape, any fitness level. You don’t need to be flexible at all. All you need is your breathing, your yoga mat and an open heart.
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