New Yoga Classes Come to Ryhall Village Hall

There is a saying about yoga ‘Whatever Age You Begin To Practice, You Stay…’ Why not put it to the test and join one of my new classes?  You too can halt the march of time and reap all the benefits of this ancient form of health care! The 2 new classes will begin onContinue reading “New Yoga Classes Come to Ryhall Village Hall”

MONDAY YOGA IS BACK! WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO?

The Monday classes will begin again on 22nd February. There are 2 classes to chose from ‘YOGA FIT’ – a physically active class of mostly posture work or ‘STRETCH & RELAX’ – a combination of posture work with a deep relaxation to end with. Both classes are 1 hour long and are suitable for beginnersContinue reading “MONDAY YOGA IS BACK! WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO?”

Workshop – What is Pranayama?

Well done to all who came along this morning despite the blustery wet and windy weather and took part in the ‘What is Pranayama?’ workshop. We spent time learning about the journey of our breath and understanding that the foundations of pranayama – or pre-pranayama really have to be laid before we can begin theContinue reading “Workshop – What is Pranayama?”

Yoga Fit November 15 Term

‘Fit Feet’ will be the theme of the Yoga Fit classes this half term. Using postures that involve working and balancing on the balls of the feet. The flow will be a simplification of the ‘Dance of Isis’ which is a series of postures that help to strengthen the legs, help the feet to beContinue reading “Yoga Fit November 15 Term”

Stretch & Relax Yoga – November 15 Term

This term our theme of ‘FREEDOM’ will shift from the hips up to the spine. We’ll be working with a number of asana (postures) to free up the different areas of the spine and learning/feeling the difference this can make to how we feel and live our lives. One of our main postures will beContinue reading “Stretch & Relax Yoga – November 15 Term”

FREE YOGA TALK AND TRIAL CLASS

      Ever wanted to find out more about YOGA and have a little go??? Well now is your chance – and what’s more it’s totally free! Next weekend I’ll be putting on a FREE HALF HOUR TALK with some simple demos for you to have a go at plus a FREE TRIAL CLASSContinue reading “FREE YOGA TALK AND TRIAL CLASS”

Benefits of Ardha Ustrasana

In the 90 minute classes this term we have been exploring Ustrasana working with Ardha Ustrasana the half camel pose. This is a back bending posture which strengthens the thighs, lower back and neck areas – all of which are considered in yoga to be ‘vulnerable’ areas of the body which we need to takeContinue reading “Benefits of Ardha Ustrasana”

6 Exercises to relieve tension

1 Tadasana Remove your socks and shoes if possible. Allow the feet to spread out on the floor or your mat, positioning them directly under your hip joints. Bring awareness into the soles of the feet and feel your weight sinking down evenly through the whole surface of the sole. If you feel unbalanced, bringContinue reading “6 Exercises to relieve tension”

Little Changes For 2015

We all like to turn over a new leaf at the beginning of a new year – making vows not to eat/drink so much and committing to take a daily trip to the gym/jog/cycle ride. The yogic approach is to take small daily steps on a much worn path: using exercises that are both physicalContinue reading “Little Changes For 2015”

Perfect Your Posture… Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

Step by Step Instructions for Bhujangasana (cobra pose) Lie on the front of the body, legs straight and soles of feet upwards and forehead or nose on the mat. Place the palms of the hands (fingers together) on the mat, keeping the upper arms in contact with the sides of the body and the elbowsContinue reading “Perfect Your Posture… Bhujangasana (cobra pose)”