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.
Enjoy this breath awareness meditation and find a few moments of focus and calm within your day.
Tranquillite Spring Yoga Retreat
Fri 1st – Sun 3rd March 2019
Set high on the hilltops of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by beautiful scenery, our group will have exclusive access to the building and surroundings of this remote and peaceful location.
All your needs will be catered for on our healthy holistic weekend. Get outside and enjoy the fresh country air whilst taking in panoramic views, let all your stresses dissolve away during relaxing sessions of yoga and make friends over dinner whilst tasting rustic wholesome food.
- 6 Yoga Sessions
- Guided Walks
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Use of onsite Sauna
- Massages & Holistic Treatments available at an additional cost.
As we head toward the winter months we can often find ourselves depleted and lacking in vitality. Soma is connected to our inner essence our vital energy, this is a time to cultivate ojas and restore our defences. However modern living can leave us with little time for rest & rejuvenation.
Join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation. A chance to balance, heal and transform built up stress and tensions.
The yoga will include meditative vinyasa 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 17th November 2018 – NOW FULL ** NEW DATE ADDED SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Session taught by Maria Kelly
Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale www.haleyoga.com
Workshop costs £20 – booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place or book below
Tranquillite Retreats – Healthy Lifestyle Workshop
- 10am-11am: Resistance bands and body weight workout
- 11am-12pm: Nutrition and lifestyle talk (how to reduce stress)
- 12pm-1pm: Lunch
- 1pm-3:30pm: Yin, restorative yoga for deep rest (includes yoga nidra)
Also includes Lunch, Free Juice, Tea & Healthy Snack
Date – Sunday 13th October 2019
Time – 10am to 330pm
Cost – £55 – includes lunch
or Book AM or PM Sessions £25 (lunch not included)
Location – InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire WA15 9NZ
For more info contact email@example.com or book online
Improve overall posture
Address common causes of injuries
Observe habitual patterns relating to movement & stress
Improve mental focus
730pm – 845pm at Evolve Health & Wellness, 206 Moss Lane, Hale.
Cost for the 6 week course £72
Book online or contact Info@mariayoga.co.uk for more info
Both Tuesday & Friday Classes running all summer
Tuesday InHale Yoga, Cecil Rd, Hale 1130am – 1230pm
will run on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August and 4th September
Friday YogaLife Altrincham (next door to Toast) 1130am – 1230pm
will run 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August and 7th September
Book 5 week term below
Drop in available or Special offer book 2 or more classes to receive a discount.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949 187982 for more details
Wednesdays 530pm – 630pm begins next week 11th July ends 5th September (or when the sun disappears)
£5 drop in mixed level Vinyasa Flow Yoga taught by Maria Kelly Yoga
Please bring a yoga mat. I’ve a few spare but not enough for everyone!
Location Trafford MV RFCC Finny Bank Lane off glebelands Rd, Sale M33 6LR – Free Parking