Take A Deep Breath and Relax! New Yoga Classes Have Arrived.

In February we have scheduled 3 new Yoga classes on the group timetable.

Yoga a class that improves the balance between the body and the mind and increases strength and flexibility.

We will have 3 forms of Yoga: Hatha Yoga on a Monday evening with Lynn, Vinyasa Yoga on a Tuesday at midday with Ellie and Yogalates on a Thursday at midday with Georgina.

Yoga is great for everyone, no matter your age, your level of fitness or your gender, give it a try you will be amazed!

Why is Yoga so great for us?

Yoga is an ancient art form that has evolved from the East and works in harmony with the body and mind. The results of regular yoga practice are well documented and practitioners of the movements report having many benefits. Some of these benefits include, improved muscle definition, increased flexibility and respiration, higher energy and vitality levels and a more balanced metabolism.

The movements when performed regularly provide cardio and circulatory health benefits that improve athletic performance and thereby relaxes the mind so helping it to manage stress better. The heart of yoga is the mind and breath which when conscientiously combined achieves greater focus and thereby more rest as we learn to let go of the negative elements that are within us and around us.

Another benefit of Yoga when practised regularly, is the development of increased consciousness the connection with the mind, the body and the emotion. We become more aware of the environment that surrounds us and in the process we are more at one.

What is Hatha Yoga?

“The mind is everything, what you think you will become”

Hatha Yoga is slow-paced, gentle, focussed on the breathe and meditating on it. It acts as a great introduction to more advanced styles of yoga and often there is little flow between poses. You can expect to be introduced to some basic breathing exercises with some seated meditation. Hatha Yoga will help relieve stress but it will still provide a physical challenge.

Hatha Yoga, is perfect for beginners and people wanting to learn the core basics of Yoga movements.

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

“Breath in the future, breath out the past”

Vinyasa Yoga covers basic poses and breath with synchronized movement to help us focus on inhalation and exhalation of the breathe. Vinyasa Yoga has mental and physical benefits when performed regularly. Expect to expel toxins and re-energize your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body linking your breathing with movement to build lean muscle mass within your body. Vinyasa Yoga develops our core strength and flexibility because it strengthens the abdominal muscles. It will also reduce the risk of, heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Vinyasa is great for all levels and if your practice the movements regularly you will notice your body getting stronger.

What is Yogalates?

“East meets West. Yogalates the best of both”

Yogalates is a fusion between the breathe and mind of Hatha Yoga with the movements of Pilates. It is the meeting of the two forms with all the benefits they both offer. Many describe Yogalates as a meeting of East and West because it merges the ancient practice of Yoga from the East with the core stabilizing, posture enhancing dynamics  of Pilates from the West. When the movements are practised regularly you will increase your strength and flexibility, create stronger abdominal muscles and reduce the risk of, heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Yogalates is great for all levels and when practised regularly you will notice your body becoming stronger and firmer.

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