The continuous demands of life can leave little room for acknowledging and fully releasing emotions. The end result can be unexplainable back, neck and shoulder pains, headaches, low mood and a short fuse.
Sound familiar? The good news is that benefits of yoga can be received by everyone, no matter how flexible you are, how fit you are or how old you are.
Yoga postures are a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles. Consistent practice does wonders for your body, especially for those of us who spend hours sitting at a desk. The physical postures can also help prevent ailments in our bodies that tend to creep up as we age, in addition to helping with a wide range of issues including anxiety, pelvic floor health, sleep quality and menstrual cramps.
But the benefits of yoga go beyond just the physical. Practising yoga helps clear the mind of clutter and refocus on what matters most. Yoga builds space in the mind to be patient, gracious and the person you truly want to be.
You will feel some benefits immediately, such as the release of physical tension, the body opening and muscles strengthening – the “feel good” factor that keeps people hooked on yoga. Other benefits depend on how much you practice and every person is different. But most people will feel a positive change after a few weeks, if not before.
“If I could give Gemma a 10* review, then I would. Gemma doesn’t just teach yoga, she offers us a beautiful, soulful experience, a sense of peacefulness, mental and physical wellbeing. She’s a beautiful soul who demonstrates care for each and every one of her class attendees with such a warm welcome. Her yoga teaching is exceptional, and I always feel that I’ve entered into my happy place. I started with limited experience of yoga, but I feel in the flow now and enjoying the different sessions.”Carmen M.
“It’s such a friendly class that’s as suitable for beginners, like me, as it is for seasoned yogis. A happy mix of relaxation and work out that really energises you and sets you up for the day. And your muscles know about it the next day, so it’s doing me some good! Join if you want to improve your strength, flexibility and general fitness.”Angie F.
Join me on the yoga mat to nurture you body, mind and soul. By the end of the session you will feel stronger, more energised and ready to take on whatever comes your way!