About This Lesson
Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
The great thing about learning a routine is that after you know it you can practice the yoga on your own. Find yourself on holiday, or just can’t get to the class, no problem because you know what to do. Of course, people still like coming to the class because the energy of working with others can really get you going.
This style of yoga encourages people to become more intuitive to their own body, breath and even how they are feeling. Over the years I have seen how people adapt the yoga to make it work for them…their own personal authentic yoga and it looks great. We are all different so why try to make it all look the same? Breathe and move and take ownership of the routine. You will feel its effects and over the weeks and months see for yourself how it enriches your life.
Benefits of Yoga:-
🧘 Become stronger
🧘 Increased flexibility
🧘 Increased energy levels
🧘 Increased muscle strength and tone
🧘 Improves balance by strengthening your lower body
🧘 Helps relax
🧘 Helps with stress, developing skills to manage your stress levels
🧘 Helps with mental wellbeing
🧘 Alters your brain chemistry
🧘 Boosts your mood
🧘 Improves sleep
I qualified as a yoga teacher in 1989. It was a Iyengar course and even to this day I reflect on things that were said way back then. Over the years I have come to love all different types of yoga, but I like to teach an easy-going flowing style. I teach a routine which I change every 5 weeks.