Yin Yoga for Deep Rest – upon arrival you will be greeted with a relaxing herbal tea. We will then begin the practice with a seated meditation to find stillness preparing us for a grounding Yin Yoga flow. This is then followed by Restorative Yoga using bolsters and props for extra support where we can feel safe to deeply let go of unwanted physical and emotional tension. We end the session with an aromatherapy infused Savasana and Yoga Nidra (guided Relaxation)
£20 session includes tea and healthy treat to finish.
Next session Friday 15th November & 20th December (Festive Yin) 630pm – 830pm at InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road Hale
Booking essential as spaces are limited – book via the button below
Chakra Balancing Flow & Restore Yoga Saturday 23rd Nov 2019
Chakras are the bridge between the conscious mind and our bodies. These energy centres govern our physical and emotional well being. However certain influences from conditioning, lifestyle and past issues can affect there overall function and ability to create harmony within. Join me for an opportunity to explore this energectic system and the self through movement, relaxation, chanting and meditation. A chance to balance, heal and transform built up stress and tensions. The yoga will include meditative yin, slow flow yoga and grounding restorative postures. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.
2pm – 430pm Saturday 23rd November 2019
Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale www.haleyoga.com
Workshop costs £25 – booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book or use the Book Your Place button below
Enjoy this Buddhist inspired meditation using the mantra Om Ah Hum for inner peace and calm.
The mantra is chanted silently with each sound representing a different part of the breath. The sound Om is chanted in the inhale and held at the heart centre to cleanse our physical body. Ah is then for the speech and chanted between the inhale and exhale the awareness of this sound is held at the throat for clarity in our speech, and finally the Hum sound is for the mind inspiring a sense of peace and chanted silently on the exhale.
Listen below for further guidance and this blissful mantra that purifies our body, speech and mind
The Ganesh Mantra one of my favourite mantras and one I use for when I personally feel unsteady and in need of grounding.
Ganesh is the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. We turn to Ganesh when we feel we need guidance on our path. Perhaps there’s a lot of change occurring in your life or you’re going through some kind of transition, making you feel unstable and in need of grounding. If this is the case then this mantra is perfect for grounding us back down to earth. With the head of an elephant on the body of a teenage boy, Ganesh represents, strength, courage, willpower and wisdom as he uses his trunk to clear the way of obstacles from his path. You too can embody the qualities of this deity to find your own inner power.
During this meditation we’ll recite the mantra Om Glaum Gam Ganapataye Swaha 9 times however you can do this for the full 108.
I recently teamed up with Mio Skincare to bring you the 5 top Yoga Poses for Beginners.
Mio have a wonderful range of products including their Liquid Yoga candles and I’m absolutely in love with their dry body brush which I use daily (sometimes twice) along with my own handmade Pure Bliss aromatherapy body oil.
So check out the blog from myself and Mio below and enjoy the benefits of Yoga and beautiful skin.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Yoga has been recognised worldwide as one of the most effective ways to calm your mind and relax your body. It not only helps lift you into a cloud of zen but it helps muscle tension and flexibility. Anyone can do yoga from young to old and the more practise you have, the easier it becomes and the more your body gets used to it. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, yoga is a great way to take a moment out of your day to focus on your body and your breathing. So mio caught up wtith the wonderful yogi Maria Kelly to give you 5 of the best yoga positions for beginners.
Childs Pose – a grounding restful pose that has a soothing effect on the brain. Here the feet, ankles and legs are stretched whilst hips are gently encouraged to open and the spine lengthened. This pose is perfect for those days when you’re physically tired but the mind is still busy. Stay here for a few minutes to feel the full benefits.
Downward Facing dog
Downward Dog – practising downward facing dog regularly will help to elongate and lengthen the spine benefiting the central nervous system. This posture also stretches the backs of the legs. Whilst strengthening the arms and shoulders.
High Lunge Pose
High Lunge Pose – Stretches and tones the legs. It lengthens the spine and stretches the chest muscles making it easier to take deeper breathes increasing lung capacity and stamina. It can help relieve sciatica.
Mountain Pose – the most important pose for all beginners to practice. Mountain pose improves posture by creating an awareness of unhealthy postural habits. It helps to strengthen the legs, bum and abdomen which creates better stability and balance. Standing tall opens the chest muscles encouraging deeper breathing which calms the mind.
Triangle pose – when performed this yoga pose increases mobility in the hip joints. Lengthens the spine and tones the legs, stimulates the flow of blood through the entire body improving cell growth and internal organ function this encourages healthy skin and aids digestion. Proprioception (spacial awareness) is also experienced along with an increased sense of balance.