Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing and relaxation. The word yoga means ‘union’ which occurs between the mind, body and spirit bringing all three into harmony. Gentle stretches and balancing help to develop strength and flexibility.
All the systems of the body are improved such as circulation, the glandular system, muscles, digestion, elimination, energy system, breathing and acquiring a quiet mind. Each pose has specific physical benefits that can be tailored to your own needs.
Yoga may help with osteoporosis, depression, muscular aches and pains, painful joints, chronic fatigue syndrome, SAD, menstrual problems, migraines, poor metabolism, breathing problems, poor balance, high/low blood pressure, sleeping problems, bad posture, back ache, scoliosis, restlessness, poor muscle strength and many more.
- Osteoporosis – weight bearing exercises help to increase bone density.
- Aches and pains – moving the joints gently within their own limit increases synovial fluid (lubrication around joint), improves cartilage, strengthens the spine, keeps pelvis stable and improves hip mobility. Strengthens muscles, ligaments and tendons which helps to protect the joints, improves posture and increases flexibility.
- Asthma and stress – Breathing techniques help with problems such as asthma and stress by learning to control and calm the breathe. Strengthens the diaphragm.
- Anxiety – guided visualisation and relaxation techniques relax the body and mind creating an inner stillness and letting go of any tension and stress that can be stored in the body. Learn to relax. Creating a balance between the mind, body and spirit.
You can learn more about yoga from The British Wheel of Yoga, 25 Jermyn Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7RU. Tel. 01529 306851
Daytime class, (10:30 – 11:30), all levels, work at your own pace. Beginners very welcome.
45 minutes of yoga followed by 15 minutes of visualisation/relaxation.
Having sought advice from osteopaths and chiropractors, Jan does not teach any postures that could harm vulnerable areas such as the neck, back or knees.
Everyone works to their own level in a safe, friendly environment. Beginners are very welcome. Classes enjoy 45 minutes of yoga, incorporating a small amount of Chi Kung, which are sequences of slow movements which also work on the energy system. Followed by 15 minutes of guided visualisation and relaxation. £5 per hour and pay as you go. All ages and abilities.
Build fitness, improve posture and balance, aid weight loss, increase flexibility, stamina and confidence. Learn to create an inner stillness. To book a place contact Jan Botsford 01404 841557