Mondays 6.15 PM – 7.30 PM
Start your yoga journey with beginner Hatha yoga. Classes will begin with some Pranayama (breath work) to arrive, settle and ground you, connecting your mind with your breath. I will then guide you through a nourishing warm up followed by a beginner asana practice (postures) to improve your flexibility, stability, strength and muscle tone. The classes will finish with a guided meditation and a guided restorative savasana (relaxation).
As classes progress, I will teach you Ujjayi breath, an ancient yogic breathing technique. Ujjayi breath helps us ease in and out of postures when we are practicing yoga dynamically repeating the movements helping us to synchronise the breath with the movements and also whilst statically in postures, holding the pose for a certain number of breath cycles, helping us to focus on our breathing. It also helps us to deepen and lengthen the breath having a balancing effect on the cardiovascular system, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood, nourishing the body.
I will also gradually integrate some chanting and I will initially teach you how to chant Om which you can use as a tool in your own self practice to reduce stress and anxiety, detoxify the body and improve concentration amongst lots of other benefits.