My Yoga classes are essentially alignment based slow mindful flow yoga classes with particular focus on the breath to enhance posture work, help the body to ground, extend, expand, find space within and create more stability and core strength. Typically we begin our practice with a simple meditation and breathing exercises seated or reclined. This helps us to arrive, centre, calm the mind, focus our awareness and connect with our Essence.
We warm up and energise the body with simple exercises, synchronise breath and movement and often follow this up with Sun Salutations, standing poses, hip and shoulder openers, twists, back bends and forward bends. Every sequence contains balancing and strenghtening asanas, core work, some inversions (even if it’s just child’s pose and downward facing dog) and relaxation at the end.
I lead students safely through a steady, slow flowing sequence of postures, a mindful Yoga Flow with particular attention to alignment helping to release long held tensions and warming up and moisturising connective tissue (fascia) and lubricating joints. My background and training as an Iyengar Yoga teacher is essential in keeping to correct alignment during posture work.
Yoga is in essence a mindfulness practice, a moving meditation, where we find stillness in movement and energy in stillness.
“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realisation. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”