Diversity in your practice ?
Practicing a range of different yoga style classes provides the perfect platform to explore and tune in to the diversity of your body. You’ll give your mind a range of different applications in Yoga to notice what you find easy and what you find difficult. Learning to subtlety attune in whereas is one style of class areas feel stiff or are flexible and in other style of class you feel strong or need to either strengthen or relax.
Our own intuition often tells us through feedback we get “on the mat” from our body, if it’s due to a “body problem” rather than just down to the way we are made, or having a “bad day.” However, it’s all too easy to just put off, in the hope it may just go away.
Sometimes it does, as the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself.
However when we practice similar movements over a period of time as in yoga, we favour certain areas and ranges in our bodies and inevitably imbalances can build up and can to begin a cause of discomfort either during practice or most commonly the following day.
Therefore we host a variety of individually different styles of classes as a solution to this, for instance our Back Care class (Wednesday & Saturdays Lunchtimes) is a innovative and evidence based way, to improve your back health and function. Recent research ran by The University York (dept of Heath & Science) funded by Arthritis Research UK showed positive results that Yoga to be a safe and effective for treatment for chronic back pain.
It’s always worth rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning for a 90 minute Andiappan Class with Graeme. He understands the unique needs of different bodies and carefully customises the practice for each student.
Learn to go deeper, in one’s practice on the Wednesday evening class, be part of this fun and playful practice by understanding some of the basic principles of movement and stretching. When we trust to really go deeper in our yoga practice, overcoming personal limitations we can feel the joy in unblocking stagnant energy and cultivate a real passion of practice.