Why Yoga?


I first came to yoga at a time when I was recovering from a debilitating back condition, life felt difficult and I was definitely feeling stressed-out, my family and young children would agree that something needed to give! I welcomed yoga, got my physical, mental and emotional strength and equilibrium back to boot! My children and husband at the time were most grateful too!

If you have never practiced yoga before I would highly recommend that you start with a class specifically for beginners.

Here are some of the benefits I've found over time to having a regular practice:

1. Yoga helps you quieten your mind, makes you feel calm, and develops focus

2. It can improve your sleep, I experience it and hear from others so often that sleep after yoga is always the most restful

3. Yoga helps you to go with life's changes, it teaches us that everything is built upon the principle that everything changes

4. Yoga helps you make better decisions for yourself as you become much more alert and aware

5. It gets you in touch with your body, the more present we are the more aware we are of everything; including our body's needs, our breath, our sensations and our feelings

6. Yoga helps you to breathe easier and more fully which strengthens our nervous system and aids in releasing stress and overall physical mental, emotional and mental wellbeing

7. It will improve your posture, as we learn to move in new ways our posture is naturally transformed

8. Meditation is a fantastic way of finding developing greater focus in our lives, to become more present and aware whilst relieving many symptoms of stress

All of these together is going to make you a happier, more centred, focused, loving relaxed person - then we all get to benefit!

Dr. Elizabeth Hoge, a psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, found that meditation could even help those with generalized anxiety disorder, a condition marked by hard-to-control worries, poor sleep, and irritability.

If this inspires you to sign up and start your yoga journey then you are welcome to join us in June.

“Practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. The ground of practice is you or me or whoever we are right now, just as we are.

We recognize our capacity to relax with the clarity, the space, the open-ended awareness that already exists in our minds. We experience moments of being right here that feel simple, direct, and uncluttered.”

- Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron

With my love,

Charlotte xx