Aches and pains? Too stiff? Too Old? Can’t be bothered as you’re feeling a bit deflated? Or simply tired, wired and exhausted?
Then you’ve come to the right place. Hatha yoga is a gentle practice of physical movement or asana, carried out in a way that respects your physical needs and condition, providing the perfect antidote to life in the modern world as it helps you release the tensions of the modern world. Or is that the modern whirl?!
Harvard Research – Yoga benefits for anxiety and depression: Read article
Harvard Research – Yoga and brain training: Read article
Harvard Research – Yoga as good as Cycling: Read article
Yoga and Mindfulness for US Olympic Team Cyclists: Read article
Biomedical Yoga Trust Research on Yoga Therapy and Herniated Disc and Sciatica: Read article
Lower Back Pain and Reduction of Anxiety and Depression with Yoga: Read article
I’ve seen people who relegated themselves to the ‘beyond all hope’ pile, who after a series of classes, spring back to a softer body as yoga postures stretch taut muscles while the breath focuses the mind and the whole body is synchronised back to it’s natural, restful rhythm.
They leave class feeling refreshed and renewed as the mental chatter that normally has them in a spin begins to settle. They leave feeling like themselves again, able to enjoy the stillness within, away from the 24/7 relentless pull of the digital world.
Today, we enjoy the wonders of digital technology which connects us to the whole world whenever we want. However, this digital connectivity comes at a huge cost: turning us into addicts stimulating exactly the same neural pathways as drug addicts as we scroll yet another post on the book of the face intending to quit after the next post…yet 30 minutes later find we’re still scrolling our way down for fear of missing out (FMO)…everything, it seems.
The millenia old yoga tools for overcoming this modern day misery are: to move, breathe, let go, nourish the body and soothe the mind. Then the relaxed muscles and organs can benefit from the increased blood circulation to detox and nourish every cell back to health while extra space is created in the mind for more helpful thoughts to enter.
Hatha Yoga classes take a whole person approach moving beyond yoga as pure physical exercise. Light hearted humour is an essential element of each class too. All you have to do is show up on your mat and let me do the rest – expertly guide you, move you with your own breath back to the joy of your own body and the feeling of having unburdened yourself of the weight of the world.
Take a look at the class schedule covering Southampton and the New Forest or email me for bespoke 1-2-1 sessions.