Yoga 

 

 

 

Yoga

Yoga is a practice for the mind, body and soul. Originating from India the practices today are viewed by many as the perfect antidote for the modern western lifestyle.  All yoga derives from Hatha yoga which is a blend of postures, movement, breathing practices and focused relaxation/meditation. At Anahata we specialise in Yoga which potentially could help or support you in a variety of ways:

For our physical self:

  • Strengthens and tones all muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Strengthens and lubricates the joints
  • Increases bone density
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Improves breathing and increases lung capacity
  • Balances Hormones and Improves functions of the endocrine system
  • Balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Aids better quality and more restful sleep
  • Improves Digestion
For our mind/mood/emotional self:

  • Reduces stress
  • Improves cognitive function, boosts memory and sharpens concentration
  • Increases dopamine to lift your mood
  • Hatha yoga and Meditation practice gives a clearer perspective to be able to better cope with life’s challenges
  • Psychosomatic – through releasing tension in the body stress and tension in the mind can release

Styles of Yoga We Offer

 

Hatha

Hatha Yoga is a traditional style of Yoga. In this class we focus on asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and relaxation. You will learn the basic rules of alignment, as well as how to use breath to support your health and well-being, and how to completely relax to rejuvenate and nourish your nervous system.

Many sessions will end with a led seated or lying down meditation.

Anyone is welcome regardless of experience, the only requirement  is to be able to get up and down from the floor unaided.

 

 

Mindful Flow Yoga

Mindful Flow is a combination of harmonised breath, movement and meditation. Moving through sequences from one posture to another with awareness and focus. Building strength, improving flexibility, giving our minds the opportunity to focus and our nervous system to balance.

During the session we will set an intention for our wellbeing, use mantra and adopt mindfulness techniques through dynamic and energising sequences.

Anyone is welcome, however we would advise if you have any health conditions to chat with the teacher who will be able to offer adaptations for certain postures.

 

 

Restorative Yoga 

This class is suitable for anyone who wishes to relax deeply, during the session the majority of postures will be held using supports such as bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets and pillows.

In restorative practise we turn our focus inwards whilst inviting the body to let go of the held patterns that we may have created through stress and poor postural habits.

We use meditative intention and attention on the breath to allow the body to safely let go and open to new ways of being at peace. This class suits everyone but is especially helpful to those who are suffering chronic ill health, or in need of some restorative emotional support.

Anyone is welcome as long as you can get up and down from the floor unaided.

 

Yin

Yin Yoga is a gentle and inward focused practice to calm the mind and body with longer holds of passive and relaxing poses that reach deeply into the joints and connective tissue. Through the practice of long held postures you are guided and invited to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.

In a busy world of activity we remember how to stop, how to be here and how to let go.

Anyone is welcome as long as you can get up and down from the floor unaided.

 

 

Yoga For Stressful Times 

This gentle class is perfect for those needing some support due to illness, stress, anxiety or depression. Its accessible, inclusive and easy to follow. Each session includes simple postures, sequences, breath work and led relaxations. Leaving you feeling supported, grounded and connected.

Anyone is welcome as long as you can get up and down from the floor unaided.

  

 

 

Pre/Post Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is suitable for both beginning students and experienced practitioners.

During pregnancy, yoga can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time and empowering the mother-to-be to have the most conscious birth experience.

Yoga can help women enjoy their pregnancy with minimal discomfort, cultivate breath awareness and strengthen the body in preparation for labour.

Yoga also offers you the opportunity to connect with your baby, and coming to classes is a great way to feel part of a community of pregnant women.

 

 

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