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This is a great opportunity to get away from the stresses and strains of daily life to enjoy yoga and Pilates sessions plus a home made lunch. Yoga and Pilates days are held five times a year. Contact Katie for more details.
Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise. I love it because it calms my mind and relaxes my body! It stretches and strengthens my body and encourages me to be aware of my breath.
Yoga is a huge and diverse subject. It is many thousands of years old. Crucially, I think Yoga is such a broad term and encompasses so many things, people can choose which types and parts of Yoga suit them. I practise Hatha Yoga, which is the type of Yoga most commonly practised in the West. It involves breathing exercises, stretches, Yoga postures, and relaxation. Yoga itself is not a religion. It can be enjoyed by anyone with any or no religious beliefs. I feel strongly that everyone can benefit from Yoga, whether they are very agile with lots of energy, or with limited mobility and energy. It is important to find a class and teacher suited to your individual needs.
Yoga has great physical benefits. It encourages us to focus on the breath, which delivers oxygen to the body and brain. By breathing more deeply, we can exercise our lungs, encourage oxygen flow, promote relaxation in the body and calm in the mind.
Stretching helps to release tension from the muscles in the whole body, but particularly in the upper and lower back, which helps to prevent back problems.
Mobility exercises help to maintain the full range of movement in our joints. This can be particularly beneficial for the shoulders, hips and to keep the spine flexible. They can also help to slow down the development of conditions such as Arthritis and Rheumatic Disorders.
Balancing, strengthens the muscles in the whole body, but particularly in the upper and lower back, which helps to prevent back problems.
Body awareness is improved, as yoga encourages us to focus our minds on our body and be aware of how the postures make us feel. This awareness will also help to improve our posture and relax our breathing.
Relaxation, promotes calm in both mind and body. This can help to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, help cope with asthma; pre and post surgery and other conditions such as heart disease, ulcers, and migraine. We often also use Mindfulness exercises at the end of class, which combined with the breathing exercises, promote relaxation, and encourage positive thinking.
Why Yoga? Why not?