"It takes two feet to fly" - stronger standing balances.
10 NOVEMBER 2017, TRIYOGA CAMDEN
Standing balances are often thought of as "standing on one leg". Yes, that is literally true. There are, however, other ways to look at how standing balances work. In this workshop we will explore the dynamics of moving into a state of steadiness and strength when standing on the ground with both feet, and when one foot is lifted. BOOK NOW.
Yoga for back pain
This workshop will focus on regaining strength and freedom from back pain. This workshop is perfect for anyone who lives with chronic pain caused by muscular or spinal problems. The pressure of daily life takes its toll on your posture and back strength. We will practise movements from yoga, qi gong and Alexander Technique to help you manage back pain. If you would like to be informed of new dates and venues for this workshop, please contact me.
How does the Alexander Technique help back health?
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a skill for self-development that teaches us to change the long-standing and generally unconscious habits which cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. Improved health, better performance and significantly reduced pain and fatigue are widely reported.
A major randomised trial published in the BMJ in 2008 found that a course of AT lessons could reduce episodes of back pain from 21 days in the month to just three days. Unlike any of the other treatments in the trial, the effectiveness of the lessons continued 12-months after the trial and beyond. The AT offers us tools for better back health right through into old age.
Clear and practical principles enable us to bring improved awareness to any activity we undertake (including yoga!), and relieve the stress and damage caused by our unconscious postural or reaction-based habits. AT teaches us a skilful ‘use of the self’: this means, the way we use ourselves (mind and body together) when moving, resting, breathing, organising our awareness and focus of attention and, above all, choosing our reactions to increasingly demanding situations and activities.
We learn to become aware of, and then gradually to strip away, the habits of movement, tension and reaction that interfere with natural and healthy coordination and optimal, effortless balance.
Private YOGA classes
The aim of yoga is not to flex or twist ourself into knots. We do that well enough on our own. By moving and breathing in a synchronised manner, with attention to anatomical alignment and mental focus, Yoga can bring relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. This practise can also calm the mind and increase alertness and energy levels so that we are more fully present in the experience of each moment.
Yoga will improve the way you sleep, the way you think, the way you interact with loved ones and - most importantly - rekindle your connection to your true Self and your surroundings.
The best way to start is to take a few private classes. This will give you the opportunity to work at a pace that suits your needs. You will learn the fundamental principles of movement, breath and yoga postures adapted to work best for your body. After a few weeks of private classes, you will feel confident that you can practise safely in any public group class if you so wish.
Single class: £60 per class (60 mins) or pack of 5 classes: £200. A private class can be shared with up to 3 people.