There are many benefits to practising yoga and many reason why people practise it too. Whether you would like to de-stress, relax, get more flexible and fit or learn more about meditation and listening to your body, you have come to the right place.
A bit about yoga in general:
- Yoga is the union of the mind the body and the breath to bring more balance into your life.
- There are 8 limbs/branches to a yoga practise, and whilst eventually you may reach all of them, though our practise together we focus mostly on 3 branches:
- Asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (control of life energy ie the breath) and Relaxation which includes some Dhyana (meditation)
- The type of postures that I teach are a mix of Hatha , Flow and Yin yoga. I have practised with many teachers, some purists following exclusively one type of yoga practise and some more inclusive. I would describe my style of teaching as the latter.
The benefits of a yoga practise are well documented, see below to name a few:
- Improved body flexibility and fitness
- Better posture
- Reduced stiffness, aches and pains in your body
- Better breathing
- Better sleep
- Feeling of being more at ease with oneself
- Better mental focus
- Ability to relax more easily
- Ability to let go of negative feelings and experiences.
As we are all different people, we practise for different reasons and reap different benefits. I am positive that if you haven’t tried it before you will find something to like and enjoy about it. Please come and try one of my classes. We often tend to have a favourite biscuit, drink a specific type/brand of tea or prefer a book genre. If you come to my class and afterwards feel like you do not want to come back, try again with another teacher in the Norfolk area. There are plenty and there is a great community of teachers that offer many types of yoga. If I or the type of yoga that I teach are not your cup of tea, then go seek a different teacher for they may well become your “brew” so to speak.