Great to be back on the mat with you in 2015..
Yoga in Cheshire aims to provide a friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable environment in which the individual can begin or develop their yoga practice. I would like to impart some of my enthusiasm and love of yoga and the yogic way of life. I feel that modern day society and the priorities we have can lead to tension, stress and inflexibility, both physical and mental. Allow yoga to help you to improve the way you feel and provide you with a practice and understanding that will allow you to adapt better to the demands of modern society.
Yoga classes are available throughout Cheshire; in Cuddington, near Northwich and in Stockton Heath, Warrington. Personal tuition, workshops, yoga retreats, holidays, relaxation/ meditation, yoga therapy and corporate yoga, healthy living or stress management events can also be arranged. It is also possible to organize classes at your workplace or home.
Classes are open to both beginners and experienced students of all ages. See the ‘Yoga classes’ page for details of different classes.
The team at Yoga in Cheshire includes the owner, Tabitha as well other experienced teachers and therapists. For more details click here
Yoga can benefit everyone, whatever their age, ability or experience. Correctly taught and practiced yoga is completely safe, yet as challenging as you want it to be. It brings many benefits physically and mentally and is a great way to help people deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life.
The postures within the physical practice are unique, in that no areas of the body are omitted from being used, including fingers, toes, eyes and internal muscles. A fully rounded practice will develop long lean muscles, which have stamina and strength, and healthy digestive and reproductive organs. Many postures use a combination of the breath and the body’s own weight and awareness to develop strength in both the body and in the mind. Flowing sequences working with the breath develop flexibility and fluidity, which help to keep the whole body healthy and improve alignment. Attention to detail and inner focus helps develop body awareness in postures and this is then taken into day-to-day life.
It can help work with and improve imbalance and instability in the body. Driving a car, sitting at a desk or sports can al cause postural habit which bring discomfort. Yoga practice will help to bring lightness to your physical and mental life. Regular practice will inspire a greater respect and awareness of your body and how it reacts to the world.
Remember ‘no farmer has ever hoed a field by turning it over in their mind’ so to experience the benefits of yoga you need to try it!!
It is able to
Improve and Correct Posture
Slim the body and give better muscle tone
Improve flexibility and ease stiffness
Align the spine and ease or prevent back problems
Improve fitness and energy levels
Improve blood circulation
De-toxify the body
Relieve the symptoms of stress
Boost self-esteem and confidence
Improve overall health and resistance to illness
Give a more youthful appearance
Yoga is commonly seen as a form of exercise that stretches the muscles, however it is far more than this….Yoga is about transformation, not hamstrings, but along the way we have to take care of them. This is a direct experience, as practice will open your eyes to things you have not experienced before. It will take you beyond the mundane survival level and into a whole new appreciation of life. Having a yoga practice can open your eyes to notice the beauty in the world around you.
Genuine yoga will change your life, your habits, your body, your health, your mind, your breathing patterns, your attitudes, and your outlook. It is about learning from direct experience. You will develop understanding of how your body works most efficiently. You will learn how your conscious and unconscious mind can either support or harm you and how to quieten the conversations we have with ourselves.
It is much more than postural alignment and breathing.
It is a spiritual practice or discipline that helps the individual unify his/her body, mind, and heart. It is a direct experience of the vast interrelatedness of all life and of all things. You will feel at peace at the end of a class because there is a natural realignment of your body, which leads to a natural realignment of your perception of life and of who you are.
The benefits will come to those who practice.
Through steady practice, you will manifest less self-importance, less material attachment, more capacity for joy, and more tolerance toward others. If you stay with your practice long enough, you may find you change, becoming kinder and more accepting to yourself and the world around you. This flexibility of mind occurs alongside the flexibility of body more commonly associated with yoga! There is no competition on the mat as everyone is different. Practicing yoga with a properly trained teacher at Yoga in Cheshire will give you a feeling of energy, renewal and well being and over time the ability to feel in control of yourself.