Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy and Postnatal
Bush Road, Leytonstone, Waltham Forest E11 3AU.
About Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy and Postnatal
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Class
Mindfulness is defined as the capacity of intentionally bringing oneâ€™s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be defined as the ability to observe things as they are: without choosing, without comparing and judging, without evaluating and without subtracting from or adding anything to what is happening.
In my yoga class, I invite my students to focus on their breathing throughout their practice and to use that breath as their anchor when the mind starts wandering off. I remind them again and again, to ensure that they are staying in the present moment, listening to their bodies and paying attention to what is happening on their mat.
I like to change my practice each week so students are able to experience a variety of different postures and sequences and donâ€™t get used to doing the same old thing. I believe itâ€™s important to challenge my students and encourage them to discover new boundaries. However, equally important is good alignment and each student works to their own ability. My voice is just a guide.
The majority of postures in yoga can be adapted to an individualâ€™s needs, so donâ€™t be put off if you are new to yoga or are working with an injury. There are always ways round the issue.
I always like to end the class with a seated meditation practice â€“ a time to sit in stillness and silence, observing whatever arises.
Pregnancy Yoga Class
Yoga has been proven to be very beneficial to women during pregnancy, labour and beyond, creating a feeling of well-being and confidence in body and mind.
Pregnancy yoga can teach expectant mothers to trust her body and learn to let go of her fears and guide her towards a happy and healthy pregnancy and labour. When a woman learns to slow down her mind and tune into her body she is better equipped to make the right decisions during childbirth.
What I try and convey to my pregnant women:
â€¢ To strengthen her body
â€¢ To soften her body
â€¢ To be confident in her own body
â€¢ To become more sensitive to her body, mind and heart
â€¢ To make clear and educated decisions
â€¢ To trust her body
â€¢ To be in control of letting go
â€¢ To look forward to giving birth
â€¢ To understand itâ€™s not about natural birthing, itâ€™s about conscious birthing
Post Natal/Baby Yoga Class
For mums and their new babies – from 6 weeks-12 months.
It’s a class for mums to get back into shape, focusing a lot on problem areas like tense neck & shoulders and strengthening the core, working the pelvic floor muscles and abdominals.
Singing songs with the babies.
It’s a fun class and a great opportunity to meet new mums.