Due to popular demand, we have instigated another Yoga Class on Wednesday mornings in addition to the Monday Class (please see details below).
As of the March 1, a new Yoga class has been scheduled for Monday Morning starting at 9:30am. This class is for beginners only. The classes are for anyone of any age and are aimed at increasing flexibility and strength. Nicola, a qualified Yoga instructor is leading the class. At this time the cost is $10 per session and each session goes for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including a relaxation session at the end of the class.
Yoga is an ancient practice dating back more than 5000 years and is also part of ayurveda, which is an Indian traditional medical system, so it can hardly be called a trend. Its focus is on bringing balance and health to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the individual.
The benefits gained from the regular practice of Yoga include:
* increased flexibility
* increased strength
* better posture and body awareness
* improved Lung capacity
* reduced stress and an increased feeling of calmness
* better concentration and reduced mood swings, to mention a few.
The underlying premise of mind-body exercise modalities, like yoga, is that the physiological state of the body can affect the emotions, thoughts, and attitudes, and the mental state has an affect on the body. This promotes a increased feeling of wellbeing.
According to Cowen and Adams (2005) in their paper entitled: "Physical and perceptual benefits of yoga asana practice: results of a pilot study" research assessing a variety of outcomes and different aspects of yoga has indicated that yoga can promote positive physical changes. For exam- ple, research indicates that yoga asana can be effective in managing symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders including osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, hyperkyphosis, and low back pain.
Additionally, improvements in motor skills and physiological measures, including blood pressure, heart rate, and body weight have been noted. Research also suggests that cardiopulmonary benefits of yoga include improved cardiorespiratory fitness, improved forced expiratory volume, and increased vital capacity.
For more information or to secure your spot, please visit: http://www.wildcraftedcottage.com.au/