Gentle yoga: for everyone
Everyone can practice yoga. No matter what your age or level of ability. In class weâ€™ll stretch our bodies and youâ€™ll improve your flexibility. Weâ€™ll do some gentle postures and everyone works within their own limits â€“ with the body youâ€™ve got today, not the body you wish you had, or the one you had 20 years ago.
Youâ€™ll leave the class feeling relaxed and stretched. Your posture might be a little straighter and hopefully youâ€™ll sleep better at night.
Yin yoga: deep stretching and relaxation
Yin is a form of yoga that works on stretching the bodyâ€™s connective tissue (ligaments, bones and joints) in the pelvis, hips and spine.
Some people might think that the style is soft or even boring but what makes it challenging is the length of time over which the postures are held. In class, we hold postures for around five minutes and most are seated.
Yin encourages you to let go of any goals and ambition and just â€˜beâ€™ in the pose, finding stillness and deep relaxation.
Whoâ€™s it for?
Anyone can do yin. It can be particularly good for people who already do some form of sport. Perhaps you enjoy going to the gym or you run or swim. You might already practice an energetic yoga such as Ashtanga, Power Yoga or Bikram. If this is you, yin can improve your flexibility and performance as youâ€™ll feel more connected with your body â€“ mentally and physically.
Yin allows you to find your limitations and helps you accept them, thus avoiding injuries in other activities.
Thursdays 9.30-10.30am: Yin yoga @ All Saints Studios
Thursdays 7.15-8.45pm: Yin yoga @ The Yoga Hall
156 St Albans Road, Sandridge, AL4 9LP
On same estate as DJ Jungle soft play centre. Turn left on entering (free parking)
The Yoga Hall: 11 Hatfield Rd St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RR