Yoga

Beginners Yoga at Radius Healthcare

WHAT IS YOGA?

Yoga Literally means the Union of Mind and Body, so that one can live in Health and Harmony.

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that incorporates gentle Stretching, Breathing and Mindfulness to gradually introduce movement to the Muscular Skeletal system, whilst creating a positive effect on the Mind and Emotions, also improving the function of internal organs thereby boosting physical and mental wellbeing.

The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength,balance  and flexibility) and breathing. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA?

Studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

CAN YOGA HELP WITH ARTHRITIS ?

 Some research suggests yoga can reduce pain and mobility problems in people with  osteoarthritis.

CAN YOGA PREVENT FALLS?

Yoga improves balance by strengthening your lower body, in particular your ankles and knees, thereby reducing your chances of falling.

DO I HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND FIT TO DO YOGA?

No, you can join a class that's suitable for your fitness level.  Yoga will improve your flexibility and help you go beyond your normal range of movement, which may make performing your daily activities easier.

AM I TOO OLD FOR YOGA?

Definitely not. People often start yoga in their 70s, and many say they wish they had started sooner. There are yoga classes for every age group. Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed from childhood to your advanced years.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MY FIRST CLASS?

We will start each session with a  relaxation posture lying on the floor, followed by some gentle mobilising exercises to gradually introduce movement to the body a little at a time.

Yoga is non-competitive and movements should never be forced or feel painful in any way. Individuals work to their own capability and different options will be offered for different needs.

A variety of postures will be clearly demonstrated and guidance will be offered throughout the session interspersed with relaxation and breathing.

Cathy has practiced yoga for more than 30 years and trained in India at the Sivananda Yoga Centre, Kerala.

She is passionate about all aspects of Natural Health and Healing utilising her knowledge of body awareness, massage, nutrition, meditation  and physical exercise.

Please contact her on sstmtraining@ymail.com for more details.

Yoga Timetable

DayTimes
Monday TBA
Tuesday TBA
Wednesday 09.30 - 10.30
Thursday TBA
Friday N/A