Yoga is a practice that aims to create harmony in every aspect of our being: body, mind and spirit no matter what your age, body shape, flexibility or vitality.
Gentle yoga is focused on a more gentle approach to yoga postures (asanas) which gently flow through the session. It is suitable for those who prefer a more laid back session, for elderly people and those recovering from injuries.
Every posture is clearly explained with all benefits and contraindications. The approach is focused on mindfulness and self development.
The approach is soft, overexertion and competitiveness are discouraged.
Benefits of gentle yoga:
– improves strength and body posture
– improves flexibility
– improves blood circulation
– improves coordination
– helping with stress and anxiety
– improves mental clarity
– improves stress and pain management
Each session lasts about 1hour and would be tailored to your needs including:
~ Initial relaxation – time to develop calmness within the body and mind and prepare for the practice of breathing exercises and body exercises. It also serves the purpose of reminding one of their intention and the benefits that yoga brings.
~ Breathing exercise – gentle exercises to remind ourselves of the correct breathing pattern that we tend to lose during our busy, stressful and hectic lives. It helps to increase the lungs capacity, increase the level of oxygen within the body and naturally decrease the level of stress within the body and mind.
~ Body exercise – practice of stretches and strength exercises to increase flexibility, body balance, increase the blood circulation and release any tension in muscles and joints.
~ Final relaxation with meditation – time to quiet the body and mind after the exercise, bring awareness to our mind and practice a gentle mindfulness meditation. It’s been scientifically proofed that meditation can help with stress, anxiety and depression.
Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and ability.
No previous yoga experience is required.
If you are not sure if the class is suitable for you, please consult with your doctor.
Please contact me prior to attending
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