Yoga is more than just exercise, it is a tool kit which we can use to combat the stress of modern living, improve posture and help keep the body supple as we age. Yoga is scientifically proven to ease a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, back pain and hypertension.
There is no doubt that, when practiced regularly, yoga will improve muscle tone, increase stamina and help ease tension. Traditionally there are eight limbs of yoga:
Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body, develop a healthy range of mobility and increase physical strength.
I have experience and taught many forms of yoga over my life. Since meeting my Guru Yogi Ashokanada in 2012 I have trained extensively in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Meditation. My classes follow this deep rooted tradition. There is an emphasis on fluid movement co-ordinated with the breath, held postures, pranayama and concentration techniques.
Classes will be challenging but the main emphasis is on having fun while gradually exploring the way your body moves. It is important to remember that everyone is unique, no two people will move in exactly the same way, the way you practice yoga is exclusive to you. So forget about how you might look or concerns about inflexibility. Just come along and enjoy yourself.
A regular yoga practice will improve muscle tone, increase stamina and help ease the stress associated with modern day living. Many sportsmen and women are turning to yoga as they discover that it can significantly help improve their performance within their chosen discipline.
There is hardly an actor or actress in Hollywood who has not been spotted with a rolled up yoga mat under their arm – they too have discovered how yoga can lengthen and tone their already prominent muscles, giving a lean graceful look. Indeed Madonna was one of the first celebrities to bring the word “Ashtanga” to the attention of the public.
But yoga is more than just an exercise it is a tool kit which we can use to combat the stress of modern living, improve posture and help keep the body supple as we age.Book A Class
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