Whether your path is physical, mental, spiritual or a combination, yoga is for everyone.
Hatha Yoga is probably the best-known form of Yoga which includes Asanas (body postures), Pranayama (control of vital energy through breath control), Kriyas (cleansing practices) Meditation and Relaxation to reduce stress and build self-confidence.
Yoga is good for your posture and structural balance (leading to mental balance), it promotes flexibility and suppleness, strength and stamina, tones the internal organs, improves concentration, teaches you how to breathe more effectively, facilitates relaxation and calms the mind.
When you breathe slowly and deeply, more oxygen circulates through the blood. During exercise the cells of the body receive a fresh supply of nutrients and oxygen, so increasing energy, vitality and the flexibility of youth.
Yoga can help a whole range of ailments including asthma, high blood pressure, lower back pain, arthritis, ME, menopausal changes, menstrual problems, stress, anxiety and depression. Yoga movements stretch all the major muscle groups and release built up tension.
Through posture work, as the body’s circulation increases and bones are properly aligned, age related rheumatism and arthritis can be prevented. You should not expect immediate results as Yoga is a gradual, progressive process. However, some people may find instant benefit after their first session.
For some medical conditions it may be advisable to seek advice from your doctor before commencing a yoga class.
It is important that the teacher knows about your condition prior to the practice).
Print and fill out the medical questionnaire (all information shared is confidential).
There is a link at the bottom of the ‘Preparation‘ page.
Please bring this with you to the first class but please don’t worry if you do not have access to a printer.
I will have printed copies with me.