Yoga for All
What is Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest systems of self-development.  It originated in India and dates back to around 3000 years BC or even earlier.

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in this modern stressful world. The essence of Yoga is to keep the body, mind and spirit in a healthy state. It does this through a variety of ways such as exercise, breathing, relaxation, concentration and meditation.

It is a safe regenerative form of exercise which builds a firm foundation of health. Practice leads to poise, self-confidence, vitality and increased concentration.

Is Yoga suitable for me?

Anyone can practise Yoga regardless of age or disability. Yoga is not merely for the young, but for everyone, whatever your ability. There are always ways and means to modify an exercise or posture to suit the individual.

What are the benefits of yoga?

People who practise yoga benefit from increased flexibility, stamina, self-confidence and strength in both body and mind.

Students have remarked on how well they sleep after Yoga, how they regain calmness during stressful situations through the breathing practices and how they have changed their attitude to a more positive state.

Yoga aids the healing process

What should I bring to a Yoga class?

You will need to wear something comfortable, bring with you a yoga mat and a blanket.  If you do not have a mat, you can borrow one to begin with.  I also have mats and blocks for sale.

Remember -

  • Wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing
  • Work with bare feet
  • Listen to your body.
  • Relax in the postures.
  • Always breathe through your nose unless instructed differently.
  • Appreciate that your performance may vary and a posture which you find easy one day may seem more difficult the next.
  • Yoga exercises should not be performed soon after eating. Allow 3 to 4 hours after a main meal or 1 or 2 hours after a snack. Liquids can be taken at any time.
  • Counter pose and relax between postures.
  • Inform the tutor of any physical problems which may affect practice, including recent surgery and pregnancy.
  • Take responsibility for your own body.
  • Yoga is non competitive.
  • Yoga is for you to enjoy.