What is Yoga?

The word itself comes from the Sanskrit word yuj , which is often translated “to unite, to join, or to connect.” Yoga is a way of life, an integrated system of education for the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is learning to come back to yourself. It’s finding your limits, expanding your boundaries, increasing your awareness, and being able to truly relax into your whole being. Through the practice of yoga you will be able to remember who you really are which you may have forgotten while being caught up in the whirlwind of a fast-paced life.

One of the reasons yoga has grown in popularity over the years is that it helps you feel harmonious, integrated and complete. As you learn to find your centre in a yoga pose, you practice finding your centre in other areas of life. Through the practice of asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (internal body locks) deep relaxation and meditation, you will unite your physical body with your mind and spirit. During yoga practice you begin somewhere known, and using your body and breath, you move toward an unknown. As you open your body and mind with yoga postures and breathing, you become receptive to the rewarding and profound experience of inner stillness.

While the mind tends to drift off into past and future thoughts, the body can only exist in the present moment. The practice of Hatha yoga encourages awareness of the body. This awareness helps your mind come back to the present encouraging you to let go of any mental baggage you may be carrying with you, reducing stress, instilling peace. It is a wonderful tool for transformation.

  • Benefits of Yoga

    Listed below are some ailments/conditions that yoga can bring considerable relief to:

    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Back Pain – slipped disc, sciatica etc.
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  • Private Tuition

    With private tuition you will begin to see results far quicker than in a class situation as the sessions will be focused entirely on you and your individual needs. A one to one session can take place in the comfort of your own home or at small centre in Hereford. If you would like to book a private session, or a small group session, please feel free to get in touch, thank you.
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  • Reiki

    Reiki is a safe and non-invasive method of spiritual healing which channels Universal Life Energy. By placement of the hands in a series of positions on or over the main energy centres (chakra’s), the recipient can experience deep relaxation, as well as possible warmth, coolness, a slight pulsing or flow of energy. Reiki has a deeply calming effect and the beneficial effects occur on many levels.
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