The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word Yuj meaning to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and focus one's attention. It also means union or communion. YOGA IS NOT A RELIGION, but an ancient form of physical movement that has its roots in Indian culture and philosophy.
Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. It is also a way of learning to be centered in action. It is an ancient process designed to help you uncover and discover your true nature so you can live daily life with new awareness.
With regular practice of yoga you can actually bring the suppleness of youth back into your life and be more flexible, durable, and stronger than you were as a child. You can learn to focus your physical and mental energy more effectively and thereby be more vital, creative, and efficient in all your activities.
Yoga will benefit people of all ages and even during and after pregnancy.
With regular practice you will develop:
Balance - Yoga creates symmetry throughout your whole body, making you strong and flexible in a balanced way.
Strength - A consistent yoga practice will make you strong and light.
Flexibility - As you free your body and become more flexible, you not only restore lost movement, you actually erase all the tensions and internal conflicts.
Breathing (Pranayama) - yoga will also improve your breathing as you learn to listen to your breath and to exercise it.
Sensitivity, Self-Trust and Relaxation - Balance, stability and flexibility will enhance your overall sensitivity.
This is essentially what the discipline of yoga is all about. It is an awareness process wherein you attend to very subtle shifts in sensation and feeling as you do the poses, or asanas. You immerse yourself in the various sensations of stretch and listen for the intelligence of your body to advise you what to do. In so doing you simultaneously exercise your body, you refine your sensitivity to your inner guidance and experience deep relaxation.
The beauty of being more sensitive lies in the discovery that beneficial things naturally start feeling good.
New Classes for 2020
Vimala Anandi Living Naturally in Balance YOGA on a Tuesday with LORRAINE
Living from the sanctity of the true self through Yoga and Ayurveda practiced in harmony with nature. The class invitation will be to move meditatively through a series of Hatha Yoga postures, enabling the physical body to tone and strengthen. The gentle stretching and relaxation of the body, together with nurturing breath, allows vital energy to flow through all its systems.
The invitation is to develop awareness, and the ability to respond to internal cues, which will guide you to move in a way that is respectful of you as a unique individual. There is no competition or expectation, just a beckoning for you to journey within to a deeper level.
Each class is approached as a complete practice in Itself and you will experience the effects of chanting, physical poses (the asanas); a guided deep relaxation (Yoga Indra); breathing exercises (pranayama) and a brief meditation. When combined, these bring about
harmony, unity and balance to the mind, body and spirit. Moving into quietude and finding inner peace leads you to the depth and beauty of stillness for the present moment.
Classes: Tuesday evenings 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Alchemy Health Clinic
Aimed at beginner to intermediate levels
Yoga type : Integral yoga
£10.00 per class
£32.00 for four classes
Yoga and meditation classes on a Thursday evening with Neeraj
All classes and workshops are suitable for beginners through to experienced.
Classes: Thursday evenings 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Alchemy Health Clinic
£10 per class
£50 for six classes (one class free)
Classes payable in advance only weekly or per six sessions
Tel: 01202 880136 to book your session