MINDFUL through YOGA
Yoga is the foundation for
Yoga is an ancient philosophy that is very relevant even today.
Stress and the busy lifestyle affects on a mental and physical level, and can cause a grave disconnect between the body and the mind.
Yoga is a practice for the mind and body to become aware through integration of breath and movement.
It has been known to reduce stress, promote relaxation, create more flexibility, energy, improve quality of life and breath, strength and tone muscles and joints, and reduce reactionary responses by creating a sense of calm.
There are numerous different forms of Yoga practiced today, and some resonate better with individuals than others.
I lead a practice of the following styles of Yoga:
The Yoga of balance - in our mind and our body. After beginning practice with pranayama (breathing and centering), we explore yoga postures in great detail, creating a gentle, soothing flow from one pose to another, ending practice with a deep meditation practice.
Hatha classes are designed to mentally relax, physically stretch, and emotionally unwind from the stress.
Restorative Yoga is simply Restorative. This form of Yoga is as much about the mind as it is about the body. By using props to get into a pose with optimum comfort and least physical effort, the focus is on the breath - increasing mindfulness with release of tension.
Relaxing, slow paced yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, and beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, insomnia and stress related conditions.
Yin Yoga is a slower form of Taoist yoga philosophy that focusses on the connective tissue, the deep fascia layer, to help with increased flexibility, mobility, and drastically improves joint health.
Yin poses are held for a minimum of 3 minutes to achieve the release and stretch in the the tissue around the joints by completely relaxing the muscle. Yin poses promote flexibility in the nonmalleable areas such as hips, pelvis and the lower back.
Practicing yin and yang yoga bring great benefit to our physical health, allowing the energy to flow smoothly and the mind to relax and slow down.
Whether in the office or in a assisted living facility, a chair is a great Yoga prop that can be used by most individuals to achieve a practice of Yoga.
This form of Yoga is perfect for those wanting to stretch their muscles and take a mental break from work to release tension and create relaxation.
Modified class for seniors to target various muscle groups to relax the body followed by meditation to relax the mind.
Contact me for a complimentary 60 minute class of choice and discuss package pricing.