Thinking and Talking About Slow, Mindful Yoga
Susan Prosser who teaches Yoga at Solihull Village tells us about the benefits of Yoga and her role in teaching her classes.
I am a mind-body expert. I teach slow, mindful accessible yoga, breathing practices, and meditation that helps my students learn techniques to support life’s challenges.
What I teach is not the same thing as pretzel, fitness yoga. It is slow, accessible and internally focused – it’s innercise rather than exercise. It’s also evidence informed.
My students say that they feel nicely stretched, less stressed, calmer and more peaceful, they have fewer aches and pains, and feel more in touch with themselves.
Slow Mindful Yoga is:
- Accessible and affordable
- A way to practice and develop cognitive and somatic skills
- An opportunity for stress and anxiety reduction resilience building
- An opportunity for personal development
- A supportive group
- Beneficial for your nervous system, immune system and endocrine functions
- A great way to relax, stay fit and take time out for yourself while meeting the challenges life presents
- The perfect opportunity to nurture yourself
- Helpful to improving sleep patterns
- Able to promote flexibility, strength and build stamina through the asana practice.
- Beneficial through increased oxygen and endorphin supply.
Yoga is an ancient tradition of holistic health and assists in promoting a tranquil state of mind, which is particularly important for the health and challenges in today’s daily challenges.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Much like other types, my subtle yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing.
Yoga will help to provide you with many benefits such as learning to stretch and release muscular tension.
A typical yoga class will involve:
- Breathing. You will be encouraged to focus on the breath.
- Gentle stretching. Move all parts of your body through their full range of motion.
- Postures. While standing, sitting, you will gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility, and balance.
- Cool down and relaxation. At the end of each class, you will relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm.
- Props such as balls, blankets, cushions, and belts — might be used to provide support movement and comfort (these will be provided for you).
To find out more about joining a Yoga class contact your local ExtraCare location’s reception.
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