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 THE YOGABUDDY TRIBE!

  • Estella Ramos

    Estella has practised Yoga for 8 years and attained the Yoga Alliance Accreditation and the nationally recognised Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate in October 2014. After becoming a qualified fitness instructor in April 2006, she went on to achieve the YMCA Level 3 Nutrition accreditation and...

  • Carly Slade

    Carly is in the final stages of her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training, due to qualify in June of this year and has been teaching as a trainee since September 2015. She teaches hatha yoga inspired by nature, music and the elements,...

  • Brigitte Rooney

    Brigitte has been practising yoga for 27 years and teaching for 12 years, in that time she has been privileged to study and learn from world class teachers of immeasurable excellence. She is is sincerely grateful to all of theses teachers, past and present for...

  • Pam Mullett

    Teacher of Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Conch and other sacred instruments create a journey into sound that will relax, recharge and rebalance....

  • Amy Kirkbride

    Amy's biggest loves are yoga, dance, gardening and good food… She got a degree in Dance before heading to India to do her yoga alliance certified teacher training in 2011. She absolutely loves teaching Hatha and Vinyasa. She is also a Horticulture Therapist working for...

GOOD REASONS TO PRACTISE YOGA

Improves your flexibility

Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That’s no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture.

Gives you peace of mind

Yoga quells the fluctuations of the mind, according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. In other words, it slows down the mental loops of frustration, regret, anger, fear, and desire that can cause stress. And since stress is implicated in so many health problems—from migraines and insomnia to lupus, MS, eczema, high blood pressure, and heart attacks—if you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll be likely to live longer and healthier.

Perfects your posture

Your head is like a bowling ball—big, round, and heavy. When it’s balanced directly over an erect spine, it takes much less work for your neck and back muscles to support it. Move it several inches forward, however, and you start to strain those muscles. Hold up that forward-leaning bowling ball for eight or 12 hours a day and it’s no wonder you’re tired. And fatigue might not be your only problem. Poor posture can cause back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems. As you slump, your body may compensate by flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back. This can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine.

Builds awareness for transformation

Yoga and meditation build awareness. And the more aware you are, the easier it is to break free of destructive emotions like anger. Studies suggest that chronic anger and hostility are as strongly linked to heart attacks as are smoking, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. Yoga appears to reduce anger by increasing feelings of compassion and interconnection and by calming the nervous system and the mind. It also increases your ability to step back from the drama of your own life, to remain steady in the face of bad news or unsettling events. You can still react quickly when you need to—and there’s evidence that yoga speeds reaction time—but you can take that split second to choose a more thoughtful approach, reducing suffering for yourself and others.

 

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