Yoga with a focus on breathing and being aware of body and mind.
We often begin with a pranayama (breathing) exercise, then warm up with some flowing movements, building towards more complex, challenging poses. We finish with a long, guided relaxation.
My classes are about developing awareness of body, mind and self, through deep listening to and respect for your body and mind. I hope we can find a sense of calm and peace in amongst the clatter and chaos of the world around us.
If you want to take part online, download the Zoom app onto your mobile, tablet or desktop. Before the class begins, I'll send you an access code so that you can log in and take part.
The Sivananda practice is a set sequence of hatha yoga (meaning we practice the same poses in the same order each time). We start in savasana, then practice two breathing exercises, sun salutations, and 12 different asanas followed by a long guided relaxation. The focus is on moving with awareness and breathing deeply. This practice aims to stretch and strengthen, moving the spine in all directions as well as moving the different energies in the body so that you feel balanced by the end – both energised and calm.
Practicing a set sequence can be really rewarding as it helps you see changes in your body and practice since you last did the sequence and practiced particular poses.