Monday, 4 June 2018
A perfect start to the week ahead ....
Welcome back to everyone who came to Yoga this morning.
It's such a perfect way to start the week.
We had our Restorative gentle yoga to start with, lots of soft poses that are held for slightly longer than usual, using props such as bolsters and blocks. Finishing with a lovely savasana.
Savasana may appear to be a little snooze at the end of a yoga session, but it is a yoga pose, one that is awake, yet relaxed. (Also known as the corpse pose - as you lie down on your back with your eyes closed so that you can truly relax both your mind and body).
It is really good at ridding the body of tension, as well as having many other positive benefits, such as helping relieve mild depression, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure and insomnia. It's great for calming the whole nervous system.
Join us at 9:30am to 10:30am if this sounds like the yoga class for you. Beginners are more than welcome, come and give it a go.
After Restorative Yoga, some stay and others join us for Meditation and Breath-work.
This is such an incredibly relaxing and calming hour.
If you've always wondered what meditation is about, please come and give it a try.
After some gentle settling breath-work whilst sitting we then lay on our mats with our eyes closed, with the warmed eye masks and duvets whilst Laura led a sound meditation.
Below are her quartz bowl and bells.
The sound from the bowl creates vibrations that really resonate and echo within you, assisting the release of emotional and energy blockages.
Apparently it slows the brainwaves as the soundwaves send us into a dreamlike state.
There are many benefits such as it:
helps with relaxation and meditation
improves attention span and focus
The high intensity and low frequency combination of bowls, known as singing bowls, gongs and bells in a sound meditation can induce a deep relaxation response. Sound healing has been used for centuries.
Come and give it a go, this class runs from 10:45am - 11:45am
NEW for the next few weeks is our Outdoor Vinyasa Flow class, from 12 noon - 1pm.
It's so lovely to enjoy yoga outside with the fresh air, warmth and bird song.
This class takes the energy levels up a notch and we do some great stretches and poses.
Think warrior pose, downward dog, lunges amongst many.
I really enjoyed this morning's class, it definitely showed me where my body strength needs some work!
Each of our classes cost £10 and you don't need to bring anything with you.
All equipment and filtered water is provided for you, along with plenty of free parking.
To book, please email me to book your yoga mat (just incase we have a full class) up to 8am each Monday morning. We are just 5 minutes from the centre of Newbury town centre in a peaceful corner of Wash Common.