People often feel fragmented, disjointed, unable to connect to a wholeness or completeness within themselves. They look for balance. There is sometimes a feeling of being “pulled in many different directions” as we cope with the stresses and demands of life.
My classes are drawn on the practices of Hatha Yoga. We explore a wide and comprehensive range of yoga postures, and within all classes there are modifications and adaptations or alternatives to suit the needs of individual students.
Working with the breath is an integral part of every class. Using the “power” and effects of the breath will improve the physical effects of every posture as we work in harmony with the body and breath. One's breath is also one's life energy, and an awareness of the breath and subtle energies are a primary part of each class.
A wide range of relaxation techniques are explored using a variety of different aspects to release tension, relax the body and bring a quietness to the system.
Pranayama is taught during the class - the breathing techniques of yoga which cleanse and energy the entire system, and by effectively quietening the mind state will then lead into the practices of meditation – a stillness of mind.