Yoga can be spiritual to the individual but it is not a religion. It offers a non-theistic practise.
So what is Yoga?
There are many types of yoga and they all have the same goal, to establish unity between body and spirit through the medium of the breath and movement.
Affordable, friendly yoga classes in Chelmsford that enable all of us to find our true potential, to live in the present and develop balance and harmony in the body.
Group classes and Private tuition.
Whilst there are many benefits to be gained from attending group classes, an ideal introduction to yoga or to improve personal practise is through private tuition. Private lessons can also be used for therapeutic benefits, in conjunction with or as an alternative to the traditional medical model.
Yoga is often used as a recovery tool to physical conditions or injury. It can also be very beneficial for those living with or being treated for mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress and for those dealing with life changing conditions such as cancer, pain and fatigue. A mindful meditation and yoga practise can improve basic quality of life.
A combination of breathing techniques (Pranayama), yoga poses (Asana) and guided meditation (Pratyahara) would be offered to make the session unique to you. Private yoga lessons can be held in your home or workplace (provided suitable space is available). Yoga mats and training aids will be provided.
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Is yoga a religion?
Who can practice yoga?
Anyone! Yoga is non -elitist and can be practised anywhere at any time. Obviously if you have physical limitations then private tuition is perhaps more favourable than a general class, however, depending on the circumstance a good teacher can adapt most physical asanas (postures).
I’m overweight can I still do yoga?
We live in a time whereby the media can influence not only our perception of ourselves but also what we can and can not do based on our size. Yoga is for EVERYONE irrelevant of your ability, size, shape, colour and sex. It may be that poses need to be modified if a belly gets in the way but yoga is more than just stretching. Letting go of our fears is the first step to acceptance and possibly finding a practise that you can embrace.
I’m not at all flexible, will I make a fool of myself?
I admit, the majority of people who attend the class come because they want to find more ease in their bodies, to be less tight, more flexible. The majority of people are not very flexible, but over time, with a little patience and dedication flexibility evolves and you start to reap the rewards of your labour. Yoga poses work on both increasing the elasticity of connective tissues as well as soothing the stretch reflex. With the use of the breath, continuous stretching causes a gradual opening of the body and a lengthening of the muscles. Just as lifting weights builds muscle over time, a consistent yoga practise increases overall flexibility. To date I have never read a yoga text that actually mentions the word flexibility. Yoga is so much more!
What do I need to start?
Yoga doesn’t use a lot of props or expensive equipment. You just need enough space for a mat and most of all your attention.