Yoga is centuries old discipline which offers a path to total health and well-being and has something for everyone. Yoga is now a mainstream form of exercise, which both females and males of all ages are now benefiting from.
There are endless styles of yoga. The style of yoga we provide is a bit of blend. Our approach is to select postures according to the needs of the student. A slow flow is used to increase range of movement and sustained postures are taught when strength is required. There is more emphasis on correct alignment and breathing techniques to help relax the body and mind. We practice a combination of slow Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga. Classes are small so you can experience the joy and benefits of yoga in a safe, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Classes are suitable for beginners through to intermediate.
A slow paced class where movement is matched to the breath. A class will typically start with a number of sun salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching. Vinyasa is also called flow, as it refers to the continuous movement from posture to the next.
Yin/Restorative yoga uses props to support the body as it relaxes into poses over the course of several minutes. The idea is hold each pose long enough to encourage passive stretching of the body’s connective tissue, particularly around the joints.
Yoga can play a very important role in physio patients rehabilitation programs due to the core strength; balance, flexibility and stress relief actions yoga has on the body.
Yoga has many benefits including:
· improved flexibility
· better sleep
· improved core stability
· better circulation
· improved digestion
· improved postural alignment
· improved balance
· greater mental clarity
Yoga is great for nearly everyone regardless of age, gender, shape or experience. Postures can be modified to suit different levels of experience, and to accommodate (not aggravate) different physical capabilities.
Many health funds recognise the health benefits of yoga and now provide rebate for yoga classes. Please contact your provider to determine what is required to enable you to gain a rebate.