Move more:Stress Less, Condsiderate Yoga for 50+
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This is yoga but not as you might know it. RealMeYoga has health and “function” at its core, connecting back to the body we have and being confident to use and maintain it. This is not fancy or trendy yoga. I signpost deceptively simple yet highly effective movement for REAL bodies with normal lifestyles experiencing the REAL world.
People tell me that they feel barred from involvement in yoga because they're 'not flexible enough' are too old or not built for yoga. Preconceptions suggest 'its too alternative' and less robust than pilates or going to the gym. I reply that Joseph Pilates learned his craft by applying the essence of yoga krama from the Indian texts he studied to rehabilitate World War 1 combatants and that the modern 'gym' culture derives from the same source.
RealMeYoga isn't about contorting oneself into a 'perfect pose' and it's certainly not all about expensive kit. Nowadays yoga IS about getting back to how you moved in your prime and trusting your natural movement instincts. Classes are a 'health space' you gift yourself to better understand the connection between moving and being really well. The only way you'll really know is to let go of any preconceptions and JOIN IN .
Feel Well: Live Happy ... with Real Me Yoga
Working with the fitness levels of those present I address whole self and whole health outcomes. This is proving to be an effective approach for the postural compromises made at work and in our modern lifestyles. I work to decompress joints and rebalance the stressors that lead to weariness, mental overload, declining emotional resilience and the time signature of age. "Who'd have thought such small movements could be so powerful!" KS Highclere Student
Feel guilty at taking time out for yourself? Remember that "self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." Katie Reed
"It is the calm, forgiving, equable, well-balanced mind that does the greatest amount of work." Swami Vivekananda
"Eating well, moving often have become the best gifts I've given to myself."
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein
"Sometimes I give myself a break. I will retreat a moment from the fray, just to breathe." Michelle Obama
Yoga is a threefold science (movement, breath and meditation). It does not discriminate and could be described as one of nature’s best wellness practices. It offers relief from suffering for all: householders, professionals, workers young and old from all communities; those with a ‘faith’ and those with none. When you begin to practice, challenges arise that stretch mind and body, challenging one’s limitations whilst enhancing flexibility. Learning to pay attention to the breath as you move signposts the way to working at a personal pace and remain injury and fatigue free.
This is why yoga is known as a ‘gentle’ form of exercise, '...there is nothing meek in learning to challenge stiffness or ‘self-sabotaging habit patterns’ Max Strom ‘A Life Worth Breathing.’
‘sthiram sukham assanam’ Yoga Sutras, Patanjali I.
"I just wanted to thank you. I have never been to a yoga class before, so I had no idea of what to expect! While I felt frustrated that there seemed so much I couldn't do, and thought that probably I hadn't managed to do any of the exercises properly, I wake this morning to feel, somehow, that my body is more level? Balanced? Lengthened? I also slept through from 10pm to 5.40am without waking at all, which is completely unheard of for me. Coincidence? Anyway, I feel sufficiently different this morning to want to give it another go!
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