Yogi's have known about the healing power of the breath for thousands of years. Breathing techniques can improve physical and emotional well being and help us connect to our deeper selves.
Using a Conscious Connected Breath (CCB), which means to inhale and exhale without pause, often in combination with breath retention we can induce an altered state of mind which allows our conscious mind to quieten and we enter a deep meditative state.
With regular Breathwork practice we can become more mindful of our thoughts, enabling us to respond to the outside world rather than react to it.
Another intention behind this practice is to exert an internal stressor in a relaxed, controlled manner to build our resilience to external stressors in our daily lives.
This pattern of breathing can also stimulate memories which keep us attached to our past, allowing them to safely resurface, breathe through them, change our response to them and emerge calmer and clearer.
CCB can be used to:
Release tension, stress and anxiety and alleviate depression
Ease respiratory conditions
Boost the immune system
Nourish the body and invoke deep relaxation and meditation
Release trapped emotions
Connect us to a sense of true happiness
Develop a new depth to your Yoga/and or spiritual practice
Please inform me if you:
Have a history of Bipolar or Schizophrenia
Are taking Antipsychotics
Are Epileptic, have heart conditions or extremes of blood pressure
Have early or delicate pregnancy
*This does not imply you cannot do the Breathwork, we may need to adjust the technique or gain Doctor consent
I teach an Iyengar inspired method interspersed with general strength and mobility techniques.
I am passionate about building functionally strong bodies regardless of any perceived limitations, and encouraging regular basic movements into our daily lives.
Small group classes means attention is given to every person so each pose is accessible. However one on one tuition is available should you wish a fully personal approach to focus on specific areas of your body or safely work around an injury.
Yoga however is more than physical Asana. I use elements of breath practice and meditation to connect body, mind, emotions and spirit to achieve perfect harmony within; to allow us become better at life!
In addition to the traditional Asana practice, I offer Restorative Yoga sessions to nourish and nurture the nervous system and Yoga Nidra to encourage deep mental, emotional and physical relaxation.