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Start dates for 2023
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Stressed? Anxious? Or just need a good stretch and improved flexibility? YOGA classes. All classes are available again from next week. Mondays 5.30pm. Tuesdays 6pm. Wednesdays 6pm . Thursdays 5.30pm. Fridays 11am. ALL classes are also available ONLINE.
Components of a Yoga class
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ASANAS: Asanas are a series of poses designed to bring about greater health and well being. The poses are combined in a predictable sequence that addresses strength, flexibility, and balance of the whole body. Poses are held for variable lengths, depending on the experience on the participant, characteristics of the pose and the style of yoga being practiced. Most poses can be easily modified to account for a student’s level of experience and physical condition. Some teachers utilise props, such as blocks, straps, or blankets to help students adjust challenging poses. While originally, the asanas were created to prepare the body for sitting still in meditation, they have evolved as a physical practice and are considered by many to be a moving meditation themselves. Pranayama PRANAYAMA: Breath is an important aspect of many yoga classes. Movement should be connected with the breath throughout yoga practice. In some poses, this means moving one direction on an inhale and the opposite direction on an exhale. Some teachers also instruct students to hold a pose for a particular number of breaths DEEP RELAXATION At the closing of class, most teachers incorporate some type of relaxation for somewhere between 1 and 15 minutes. This is usually done in Savasana or Corpse Pose (lying on the back with eyes closed). The purpose of this relaxation is to absorb the stress and tension-reducing benefits of the asanas, so that a sense of calm and ease will carry over from the practice after the class had ended. It also relates to the original purpose of Hatha practice, relaxing the body so that it can remain completely quiet for a more meaningful meditation. The deep relaxation can be considered a reward at the end of class, though for the restless, it can often be the most challenging but rewarding part.
Incorporating Ayurvedic Practices In Your Daily Life
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Ayurveda is an ancient science from India that focuses on a holistic diet and lifestyle practices to boost the immune system and prevent disease.
So many benefits!
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So many benefits – and all it takes is an hour or two of Yoga each week . Why wouldn’t you try??!!