We provide Beginners yoga and Easy Yoga Classes at Wooloowin on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The benefits of Yoga are many: Yoga attunes the body, improves posture, corrects breathing patterns, helps reduce stress, brings deep relaxation, and if you wish, enhances personal growth. Regular practice encourages the body to become healthier, fitter, leaner, and stronger. The mind experiences clarity, focus, and tranquility.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS !
- Clothing should be comfortable, to allow easy movement of the body. In the cooler months, have socks and jumper on hand for the relaxation, to keep you warm.
- No eating 1 hours before Yoga class. A full abdomen will make you uncomfortable and tired.
- No comparing yourself to anyone else! Yoga is non-competitive. Let your focus remain with you. Simply be aware of your abilities. Regardless of age, level of fitness or state of health, ALL people are encouraged to do Yoga.
- Do Your Best as self-effort is a Yoga discipline. Try your best, no matter how many times you have practised a posture. Experiment within the yoga postures to discover how it best suits you.
- Allow yourself to relax Relaxation is not a luxury, it is a necessity for everyone, especially if we have a busy or stressful lifestyle.
- Concentrate on your Breathing in each of the Yoga postures. Your breath will help your body relax and keep the mind focused. Nothing will inhibit steady progress if you maintain Breath Awareness.
- No pushing or forcing into stretches, which means, don’t work beyond the limitations of your own body. The emphasis is on ‘letting go’ rather than pushing the body through borders of pain.
- Be Aware during the class. Heighten your senses to areas of tension or discomfort in your body; be aware of your personal space and keep the area around your mat clean and uncluttered.
- Rest when you need to! Use resting time to reflect and absorb your Yoga experience
- Cautions I should know about when practising yoga
- During menstruation ladies are recommended to practise the more gentle yoga exercises and avoid inverted poses (upside down postures). During this time be careful not to exert the body.
- High blood pressure, dizziness & heart conditions are conditions Important for your Instructor to know about before the class so that they can offer variations on certain exercises.
- Light-headed, Headaches, Dizziness, Cramps & other physical complaints may be experienced after a Yoga class. Newly stretched muscles may respond by cramping or twitching, and toxins liberated from usually tense muscles, may cause headaches or nausea. This is a good sign that your body is detoxing! Symptoms will quickly disappear by drinking water, a warm shower and breathing fresh air.
- Pregnant Women can practice Yoga at all stages throughout pregnancy. Inform the instructor the trimester of pregnancy, so that appropriate variations and recommendations can be made. Meditation and Relaxation is wonderfully beneficial for mother and child.
Contact us for any questions