Welcome to Yogalution! Let’s face it…life has its challenges..and it has its opportunities. Yoga is a way of living. It is a practical tool that develops our confidence, courage and emotional and physical strength…so when life throws its curveballs and exciting life chances…we are able to just go with the flow.
Yoga helps me to be the me I want to be, a calm; more measured version of myself…and it can help you to be the person you wish to be too.
WHAT IS ‘GOING WITH THE FLOW?’
Imagine a small, shallow; crystal blue stream. On the base of this stream there are large pebbles and small ones. The small ones are our every day problems and challenges, we; like the stream flow easily over these. The larger pebbles are the bigger challenges we face, sometimes we must change course to find a way to flow around these problems..but just like the stream we always do find a way and we keep on flowing. Yoga reminds us that we are more resilient than we think: we are stronger than we realise.
I’M NEW TO YOGA, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
In the first 3 months expect to find your physical strength and flexibility begins to improve as will your posture. Within six months you will find you are better able to focus on breathing practices and more able to relax during ‘Yoga sleepy time’. Within a year you will find you breathe better,think and focus more clearly; relax more fully and respond to the people around you more cheerfully.You will also probably find that in stressful situations Yoga techniques to calm body and mind come to you naturally and you are able to use them automatically.
IS YOGA USEFUL FOR EVERYONE?
Yes, Yoga works on all systems of the body. Different people require different practices because we are all individuals. My job is to spot what you need and assist you in developing the best practices for you, whether your aim is to lose weight, stop smoking, enjoy your pregnancy more fully, spend time with your partner or children, develop your social life..or whatever else you want to work on, Yoga can provide a therapeutic structure that works specifically for you.
IS YOGA ONLY FOR ADULTS?
Yoga is especially useful for children and young people including vulnerable adults because of its ability to regulate hormones. It allows space to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviour. It has a proven track record of success with cases of ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Discorder including Asperger’s Syndrome. Starting Yoga young and continuing into adulthood gives a child the tools for living well with stress and dispelling stress that isn’t useful.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?
As with all systems for increasing health and wellbeing Yoga must be practiced ideally once a week to begin with and then perhaps after a year perhaps twice a week. Some people choose to keep their personal practice on track with a monthly or even 3 monthly 1:1 to help them to develop a 10min to 1.5 hour daily practice that meets their needs.
AM I ALLOWED TO LAUGH IN CLASS?
There are a lot of different styles of classes because as people we respond to a range of methods. Personally, I think smiling and laughing and being social is part of the meaning of Yoga. The Sanskrit root of the word Yoga is union so classes should be about bringing people together..and in my opinion..that means ultimately that it should be enjoyable!