Gentle Yoga And Meditation
A gentle class to help calm the mind, improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility. The course includes gentle asanas (postures), breath awareness, concentration/meditation techniques and guided relaxation.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This is a gentle yoga class accessible to all, to improve posture, core strength, balance, flexibility, and calm the mind. It will benefit students wishing to be introduced to the practice of yoga and/or those wishing to develop a slower and more mindful practice.
Each class will include gentle yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath manipulation practices), a long guided relaxation period, and concentration/meditation techniques.
Yoga is generally safe, but students who have any health concerns should check with a medical advisor that yoga is suitable before enrolling.
Training Course Content
The class will include: - An initial relaxation period - Pranayama (breath awareness practices) - Sun Salutations - A sequence of gentle Asanas (postures) - A final guided relaxation - An introduction to concentration & meditation practice
Philosophy and principles of yogic practice will be woven into the class.
By the end of the course, students will have: increased body awareness; increased strength, flexibility, core stability and balance; a better understanding of their own physical capacities and limitations, the ability to recognise minor signs of stress and tension and to use yoga practices to address these symptons; the ability to focus/concentrate the mind for a short period of time (if practiced daily) and an introduction level understanding of philosophical principles of yogic prcatise.
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