on my mind this week.....
take a moment to appreciate....
I’ve chatted to a lot of people about yoga recently, and am on a mission to try to get more people to benefit - hence my teaming up with the amazing new Unity Lewes centre, which is a community resource for all.
So what is yoga? Well maybe it’s helpful to talk about what it isn’t...yoga does not require that you do a headstand, put your foot behind your ear, or get hot and sweaty (though of course you can do all of these things too). Yoga can be many things to many different people, it is that moment when you are absorbed in the flow of what you are doing.
I am offering a Monday morning class at Unity, similar to my Wednesday morning class at St Mary’s The Nevill. perfectly suitable for complete beginners, people who have done yoga before and like to take it a bit slower, and people with limitations. Also, anyone will benefit, even if they have done yoga for many years.
What we won’t be doing is a fast paced class.
some of the people who have been doing yoga with me for a while would say things like...’anyone can do it’ (said by a lady over 70 who has never done yoga) ‘Jane really cares’ (said by the lady who felt warmth and reassurance as I sought to make her comfortable.
What they would also say is that some of their friends have said ‘yoga? Oh no, I’m not flexible for that...don’t they make you stand on your head?
Having been a nurse for more than 30 years, I am so aware of how our bodies stiffen up, how ‘if we don’t use it, we lose it!’.
When you wake up in the morning, pretty much one if the first things you need to do is stretch, yes? Overnight, connective tissue forms around our muscles, and we get stiff. If we don’t regularly break this down, by movement or massage, it continues to impede our flexibility. It’s not a given that just because we are aging, we will become inflexible.
Busting myths! Hoping that you will be curious enough to come and join us in a Monday morning, easing into your week, especially as it’s getting colder now and bodies stiffen up. A warm welcome and full support await you. Give me a call f you’d like to chat more about whether any of my classes will suit you x