Breathe your Stress Away

Deep Breathing is the Easiest and Fastest Way to De-Stress  

 

 

Life is very fast. When we have quieter moments, our body forgets to relax or to take deeper breath, which would  lower both, heart rate and blood pressure. Yoga provides us with an ample selection of breathing exercises that do just that, calming and quieten our system.

In this workshop I would like

  • to spend a short moment to remind you of the anatomy,
  • before we are going to systematically open the different breathing spaces,
  • to show you easy postures which are opening the different breathing spaces,
  • to teach you breathing techniques, such as Full Yogic Breathing, Nadi Shodhana, Ujjayi, Brahmari, and how you could use them in your daily life,
  • you to have a go with retaining breath which makes it all more intense.

As breathing is the only activity that we do all the time, where ever we are, whatever we do, it is the perfect tool to work with to either just relax and de-stress or to go deeper inwards working towards meditation. 

Everyone is welcome, beginner, intermediate, there will be something for everyone.

 

Start:       Saturday, June 10th 2017

Time:       2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:     1st Ickenham Scouts, Community Close UB10 8RE

Costs:         £ 15

Restorative Yoga Workshop

supta_baddhaThe Art of Slowing Down

One reason for having been busy at the beginning of this year was my training to teach Restorative Yoga with the brilliant Judith Hanson Lasater.

Restorative Yoga helps to induce a very deep and thorough state of relaxation of  brain and nervous system. Your body is completely supported by bolsters, blocks etc, so that it can be completely passive and effortless. To ensure this deep relaxation you stay in these postures for anything from 5 – 30 min.

Restorative Yoga is suitable and beneficial for everyone. It helps to restore your energy and helps the body to heal, hence it is very much beneficial if you are recovering from an illness or going through a long-term illness. Judith Hanson Lasater says:

“During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglyceride and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.”

I can only vouch for that.
Tempted to give it a go? Come along to the introductory workshop that I have planned:

Date:

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Time:

2.30 – 5.30 pm

Venue:

1st Scouts Hall, Ickenham UB10 8RE

Costs:

£15

Let me know as soon as you can if you are interested.