At Nine Springs we offer the following types of Yoga
- Gentle Yoga – Jane Hobbs
- Yoga for Pregnancy – Kat Jory
- Hatha Yoga – Louise Byford
- Yoga for Mindfulness & Relaxation – Debbie Calleja-Atkins
The classes provide those attending the chance to stretch, strengthen the body, to become aware of the breath & learn breathing techniques, and finally to enjoy a short relaxation of the body & mind. You learn to be more aware of the body and the breath so that you can work to your level. The advantages of yoga start to appear as soon as you practice and over time the benefits become greater. It is personally progressive & there is no need to compare yourself with others. The atmosphere is relaxed, students are mutually supportive and it is the one place where you can be guaranteed a space of time just for yourself, where there is no rush, no hurry and no need to do more than gentle effort. We always end with breathing exercises and a relaxation session.
Yoga is a Sanskrit word, the literal meaning of which is “Yoke” and the generally accepted idea is that it joins the “body, mind & spirit” into harmony and helps those who practice it find inner peace. Many people, nowadays, find themselves leading increasingly busy lives, and need something to help them through what can be stressful times. Thousands have chosen Yoga to provide the balance – “The practice of yoga helps to co-ordinate the breath, mind and body to encourage balance, both internally and externally and promote feelings of relaxation and ease.”
Anyone can practise Yoga – older or younger, male or female; no special equipment is essential – a cushion, warm blanket and bottle of water are all you need.
A whole range of problems may be helped from the benefits of yoga
- improved strength
- body awareness
Anyone and everyone can benefit from yoga provided they have some mobility and are happy about lying and sitting on the floor. All students are required to fill in a questionnaire explaining any serious health issues so that the teacher is aware of them and can teach accordingly. If there are other medical concerns at any time these can be discussed in private with the teacher.