Friday, 25 March 2016

Bishop's Stortford venue for the next April Yoga Workshop

Sarah will be teaching the next yoga workshop from 2 - 5pm on Sunday 24th April at St Michael's Mead Community Centre in Bishop's Stortford.

Yoga is not just stretching

It is not religious

You don't sit cross-legged for ages, humming

You don't need to be young, flexible, thin or a hippy

30 million people worldwide practise yoga. It is highly recommended by health professionals for ailments ranging from stress to back problems. Come and find out why.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Yoga over Easter

Please see below for class information during Easter

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Standon (Monday 10-11.30am)

✔  21-3-16

✘  28-3-16

✘  4-4-16

Back to normal Monday 11-4-16

Bishop's Park, Stortford (Tuesday 6-7.30pm & 7.30-9pm)

✔  22-3-16

  29-3-16  ***NOTE one mixed class running 7-8.30pm***)

✘  5-4-16

Back to normal Tuesday 12-4-16

Manuden (Wednesday 9.30-11am)

✔  23-3-16

✘  30-3-16

✘  6-4-16

✘  13-4-16

Back to normal Wednesday 20-4-16

Maltings (Thursday 10-11.30am)

✔  24-3-16

✘  31-3-16

✘  7-4-16

Back to normal Thursday 14-4-16

Great Dunmow Primary School (Thursday 8-9.30pm)

✔  24-3-16


✘  7-4-16

Back to normal Thursday 14-4-16

Stansted (Friday 9.30-11am)

✘  25-3-16


✘  8-4-16

Back to normal Friday 15-4-16

Feel free to drop in to any class that suits you :-)

Hope you all have a fun Easter with people you love xxx

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Prana, Spring & Yoga

Spring makes me think of Ardha Chandrasana (pic above).

This is because when I teach this pose, I encourage students to turn the chest, like a flower turns to face the sun.

This is a crucial adjustment. Without this opening/blossoming of the front body, the pose is hard and closed, the back hunched. Mind and body both resent it.

The alignment needs to be good to allow the trunk to revolve, and it takes practise to 'feel' your way into the pose. But when you 'get it', when the trunk revolves and the chest opens, a feeling of freedom comes. The body feels balanced and open. 

Energy (prana) flows through our bodies. At times, this energy can be hampered, or even blocked. Yoga helps to open these channels, to free any blockages and allow prana (universal energy) to flow in and around our bodies. This was the first pose that gave me a glimpse of that. On a good day I can literally feel life and energy flowing through me. And that can't be a bad thing.