Yoga is an ancient Indian discipline that incorporates postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, chanting and Yoga Nidra, to calm the mind and look after the body.
I practice and teach Viniyoga, a type of yoga that was brought to the west by T. K. V. Desikachar. Viniyoga emphasises:
That your practice should be based on the qualites of sthira (stability) and sukha (ease and comfort)
That your practice should emphasise the spine
That asana practice should be adapted to meet your purpose
That your asana practice should utilise vinyasa krama (orderly intelligent steps) to reach your goals
That your breath integrates your body and mind
That the breath is used to adapt postures
That your breath provides valuable feedback in your practice
Because of the ability to adapt postures and use vinyasa krama, this gentle style of yoga is good for beginners and those who wish to pursue a practice that is sequenced so you can access postures, breath work and relaxation in a way that suits you, whatever your ability.
Classes currently run on:
Mondays at Warners End Community Centre 7.30pm-9.00pm
Except bank holidays