F U E L L E D by Y O G A
'for the fire in your belly'
CHOOSE YOUR YOGA
Hatha, vinyasa, restorative, gentle and hot
All yoga stems from hatha yoga. 'Ha' and 'tha' is commonly understood to be the sun and moon. A slower, considered form of yoga than say, vinyasa or ashtanga. It can also mean force.
Slow & Not so Slow
With 'Fuelled by Yoga' unique and creative slow or more dynamic vinyasa sequences with varied pace, asanas, intensity and transitions help keep you engaged and focused. They enable the practitioner to to direct and re-direct energies for greater health and wellbeing. Lessons are structured around strength, flexibility and mobility, utilising the breath to guide the body.
The steady cycle of (ujayyi) breath for example, provides a calming, mental focal point whilst moving the body in a continuous flow has a cardiovascular benefit of added internal heat.
We focus on certain areas of the body such as backbends, hip openers, the spine and/or incorporate specific aspects of yoga philosophy into the practice e.g. turning attention to the subtle body and to chakras and to the energetic and muscular locks of the bandhas.
Slow or fast, regular vinyasa is a great workout for your body.
Physical, Mental & Emotional Relaxation
There is something really rather lovely about restorative yoga. Using blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps to support your body. Restorative yoga aims to bring your body into a state of complete relaxation by activating the parasympathetic nervous system to slow the heart rate and increase flow to your vital organs.
Restful, longer held poses and deep breathing stills the mind, enhances mood and boosts immunity thus improving the capacity for healing and balancing.
These poses are a great antidote to an active lifestyle or when you want to give yourself that extra special bit of care.
Be Gentle on Yourself
The space and stillness which comes from gentle yoga, being mindful and taking the foot off the pedal gives you the opportunity to think about how you are feeling and moving. Taking it nice and slowly, marrying each movement with your breath and correct alignment means creating good form.
Great for those that like a reflective pace people recovering from illness or injury or those simply wishing to stay mobile, including the older cohort.
Warming your muscles
Feeling hot, hot, hot - yoga taught in a heated environment is simply lovely if you like that kind of thing! You can see and feel the sweat pouring off you, detoxing yourself and reducing the risk of injury as you are toasty and warm, marrying your movements to your breath. You know you have worked out after this session. I teach these stillness and space classes and flow classes at the FeelWellbeing Studios.
Remember, 'the asana is not the yoga,
yoga is the residue the asana leaves in your nervous system.'