Bea Middlehurst (BWY.DIP) Student Teacher presents three Yoga classes at Crownway Community Centre.
Reduce your stress, relax your body and increase your wellbeing. Bea is offering three weekly sessions on :
Price: Just £5.50 per person
If you would like to attend any of these, please book a place by contacting the Centre on 01925 222907 or email us using the Quick Contact feature.
PLACES ARE LIMITED, so please book soon.
If you have any specific queries, please email Brigid Middlehurst directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Yoga?
The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj and means union. In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being.
Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and originated about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways
Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga classes vary, depending on the particular style or tradition of the teacher or school. Students may often practice on yoga/exercise mats.
A common yoga class typically includes:
- An introduction, possibly including some breathing exercises and/or relaxation
- A physical warm up
- Yoga postures (asana), movements and stretches
- Relaxation and/or meditation.
Meditation is usually an integral part of yoga and many yoga teachers may offer classes dedicated to the practice of meditation. Participants usually practise either on cushions on the floor, or seated on chairs.