Yoga for Health - 4 week program - August 2018
Join Tehla every Monday in August for our new 'Yoga for Health' 4 week program! These classes will help you learn how regular yoga practice can improve your physical and mental health and will incorporate a variety of techniques including active spinal movements, traditional yoga postures,relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and more!
Located in Gwynneville NSW 6pm-7pm each Monday in August. Contact 0412 738 752 for more details.
Dates: Mondays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Time: 6pm-7pm each week
Why should you join the program?:
We are all drawn to practice yoga for a wide variety of reasons, whether it be for exercise, or connecting with yourself on a deeper level, increasing flexibility, addressing an injury or assisting with anxiety or simply to maintain peace of mind. One interesting yoga article cites 38 specific health benefits of yoga, and I believe this number is really just scratching the surface of possible benefits physically and physiologically that can be attained through a regular yoga practice. Although it is by no means the ultimate goal of yoga, a healthy body and mind is vital preparation for reaching these higher states of awareness.
Do you remember what initially sparked your interest towards yoga?
For me, I was 17 and my initial motivation was physicality and flexibility (ie how high I could get my leg and how bendy I could make my body!!). It wasn't until I was in my early to mid-20s that I truly started to feel the spiritual essence of my practice, beyond the pose. And now as a 37 yr old mother of two my yoga quite simply is essential for my sanity and my state of mind!
If you're new to yoga or yet to attend a formal class for yourself, you might have a particular reason (health or otherwise) that draws you to the concept of yoga, that one day you hope to explore.
Our Yoga for Health program will incorporate a specific focus each week on a health-specific element linked to the practice. One week it might be improving digestion, another it might be stress and anxiety management, as well as the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing and meditation. The weekly themes will ultimately be led by the health conditions of the participants.
From my own personal experience, I use yoga to assist me in managing a variety of health conditions, including Hashimotos Disease, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), anemia, anxiety and pelvic congestion syndrome. Quite frankly I don't know where I would be without it! And so this is what motivated me to start this program, and to share some of the many benefits that I have experienced first-hand with you!
Because yoga is so much more than a physical asana-based practice, it is a practice for completeness, of unity of body, mind, spirit, and health; and of eventual connection with your true inner self on a universal level.
So please feel very warmly welcomed to come along to these classes, or our Wednesday morning Sunrise Yoga classes, or reach out to me with any questions or suggestions you might have.