The word yoga means ‘unity’ or ‘union’. It is the bringing together of the breath, mind and body. We hear about lots of different kinds of yoga these days: Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hot yoga, Bikram yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Power yoga, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, Yoga Dance, Chair yoga, Laughter yoga and so on, and so on.
Essentially, all yoga stems from the same root. The yoga I teach is gentle and accessible to all and it can be modified to accommodate those with injuries and illnesses. For example, I suffer from osteoarthritis in the knees, asthma and a historical road traffic injury. I find that yoga helps me with pain relief and has helped to improve my flexibility, my balance and my breathing. I love it so much, I’m on a mission now to share its benefits with as many people as possible!
During class and 1-2-1 sessions we learn about breathing, about the chakra system and how to use yoga to soothe and still the mind and body, but also to energise them. We also touch briefly on the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
Yoga classes resume on Monday 14th January in Cargill-Burrelton church hall at 7pm. Blocks are usually 6 weeks for £30 or drop-in at £6 per week. There’s a maximum of 10 places in the church hall, so it’s best to book your place to ensure it. And, of course, a health questionnaire needs to be completed prior to practice.
Here’s what some of this term’s ladies, who started as beginners, have said after only 6 weeks’ practice:
“Less back ache and feel calmer”
“Feel more supple and calmer”
If you’d like more information, please contact me for a chat! I look forward to seeing you at class.