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Yoga with Mel

Mindfulness Walking

Yoga –  I trained with Drew Stallcop in Purna Yoga.   With roots in Iyengar yoga & with emphasis on alignment strength and flexibility to develop a safe and rewarding practice. Yoga philosophy is respected during class and gently introduced into the teaching. We work safely respecting your body but working deeply for lasting changes in alignment and core.
Classes are relaxed and enjoyable and suitable for all levels and ages.

Since qualifying in yoga in 2010 I have been teaching drop in classes in Greenwich and also teaching in peoples homes in London. If you have space for up to 4 people it’s a great way to develop yoga practice in the comfort of your home. Individual yoga  1 – 1 tuition is also available.

Mindfulness – I have been developing mindfulness walking for the past few years. Always joyful & creative we teach simple tools that can be applied directly into daily living. The health benefits of a mindful practice include learning to control the breath, experiencing how calming the breath calms the mind and the nervous system. This can be liberating and lead to a deeper sense of self and potential within each moment. We learn to understand the mind body connection by experiencing the benefits of mindfulness. Combined with the rhythm of our step this is a profound step to freedom from our thinking. Read more

Standing poses are the foundation of yoga and strengthen the quadriceps which are the muscles that pump the blood up to the heart centre.  They also strengthen the legs, knees and ankles and stretch the hamstrings. Here I am showing Janet ways to lengthen her body using blocks to deepen the pose.

 

Vrkshasana Tree pose

Debs works out regularly but is new to yoga. This pose improves balance and develops mental focus and attention. You are aiming for the foot to be pressing on the inner thigh but its fine to have the foot either resting against the inner ankle or calf but never on the knee. Some days its easier to stand in balance, and this pose will show you how centered and grounded you are. It also works on the endocrine system.

Toe sequences

Mike had a bad back when he arrived so we worked on his balance and some restorative yoga poses. First by lifting and spreading the toes to help Mike’s posture and balance.

 

 

As we age our feet and ankles get stiff and its rewarding to find how simple movements can increase balance, flexibility and strength.

Balasana

Balasana is a restorative pose to help release the back, through releasing tension in quadratic lumborum, upper intercostals, and the erector spine muscles. For Mike to get into a comfortable Balasana pose we used blocks and a wedge.

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Yoga with Mel

Mindfulness Walking