Holy Fig Tree Posture

This is a fabulous all round posture – it’s a balance which improves concentration and co-ordination, back bend which improves posture and breathing and when done dynamically with the breath is energising, warming, clearing the respiratory system and improving circulation. Start with 5 each side increasing to 10 gradually. Find a space where you canContinue reading “Holy Fig Tree Posture”

Stretch & Relax – September 2018

In this year’s Stretch & Relax classes we’ll be taking a tour around the body seeing how each part feels for us on a personal level and also how improvements with one area can often alleviate issues in others… We will begin with our FEET which form the foundation o f our standing postures andContinue reading “Stretch & Relax – September 2018”

Shakti Bandha Asanas

In the Stretch and Relax classes we are having a go at the Shakti Bandha Asana (energy block postures). These are exercises that help to improve the flow of energy within the body. They are useful for breaking down neuro-muscular knots especially in the pelvic region where energy tends to stagnate. The postures are veryContinue reading “Shakti Bandha Asanas”

Yogafit – Spring term 2017

As part of our year long goal to improve our CORE we’ll be developing the Sun Salutation to include Cobra posture (the backward bending helps to strengthen the back muscles). We will introduce a ‘Salute to the Heaven and Earth’ which entails stretching upwards to the sun and then placing the hands and forehead ontoContinue reading “Yogafit – Spring term 2017”

YOGAFIT 9th Jan – 17th Feb 2017

This term in yogafit we’ll be exploring Bhujangasana – the cobra pose. Following exercises to warm up the whole body, we’ll be working with several other postures to put together a flow. This will incorporate the cobra in a safe and effective way to continue to develop core strength – the goal of our practiceContinue reading “YOGAFIT 9th Jan – 17th Feb 2017”

Yoga Fit October 2016

Our mission in Yoga Fit this year is to get a strong core!! Last term we worked with the plank and this term we’ll be moving on to a standing balance ‘Warrior lll’ which needs all the core strength we can muster. In our usual lively approach we’ll work through all the parts of theContinue reading “Yoga Fit October 2016”