- 10 Jun –15 Jul 2022
- Faye Koe
- £60.00 (GBP)
Join Faye, a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, on Friday lunchtimes from 1.15pm till 2pm, for 45 minutes of yoga flow and a short relaxation to finish.
SNEAK IN SOME EXERCISE
This 45 minute workout will set you up for the afternoon. Lunchtime is a great way to sneak in a physical and mental workout, freeing up your evenings for more family, work or Netflix time!
Yoga is a great way to make you feel good, physically and emotionally. So if you have had a bad morning or have an overly critical boss, or demanding clients or colleagues, you may need time to clear your mind and work the body hard to relieve the stresses of the morning. Yoga is a great way to lift your mood and find some inner peace. With regular practice your body will also become more toned, stronger and more flexible, making you batter at everything you do. If you have been sitting in front of a screen all morning, or driving, the exercises will serve to counter a rounding back and relieve neck and back pain, as well as freeing up stiff hips from sitting. Yoga will serve to lengthen and open the body ,enabling you to breath more easily and the exercises, if practiced regularly, will improve your posture, and release tension from the body.
Why not grab a co-worker and do it together! Not only can you both feel great and be more productive in the afternoon, but it may be a great way to bond!
YOGA IMPROVES FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
Yoga postures such as downward facing dog and forward folds help to increase blood circulation to the brain. Improved blood circulation means the brain receives more oxygen, and this increases alertness, awareness and memory. The short relaxation to conclude the yoga class will serve to calm your mind, reduce your stress levels, and activate your parasympathetic nervous system; meaning that your heart rate will slow down, your blood pressure will reduce, and your digestive system will start to function normally; enabling you to think more clearly and focus on the tasks ahead of you.
So if all of that sounds good, please contact us to book on. You can start when you are ready. If you miss a class we will send you a video to do at home or work! We hope to see you soon.
Faye & Body Soul Yoga
Before Your Class
Yoga is practised on an empty stomach, so try not to eat for 2-3 hours before a class. this will make your practice more comfortable.
It is best to practice yoga in bare feet, so please take off your shoes and socks. Our feet have tiny receptors on the bottom, so we can feel the earth beneath us. Practising in bare feet also helps our balance and provides a natural grip. Try to wear loose, comfortable clothing, so that there are no restrictions around the limbs, joints, or waist and try not to wear a hood. A top with an elastic waistband is also a good idea so clothing doesn’t ride up, when you are upside down. Before commencing your practice please remove spectacles, watches or any jewellery. Please wear layers, especially if you are practicing yoga outside or taking part in the more gentle classes to ensure that you remain warm and comfortable.
The only things that you will need include: A bottle of water and a yoga mat and eye pillow; the latter if you like to use it in your relaxation; and you can think about buying blocks, belts, bricks, blankets, for your home practice. You can borrow our blocks and belts in class. In the more flowing and tougher classes and workshops you may also like to a towel. In the gentle classes you may like to bring a blanket for warmth and comfort. If you need some extra padding under knees, for example, try folding up a blanket and you can also make a bolster by rolling up a towel and blanket together to place under your knees in savasana when you relax.
Do please ask if you need to borrow anything so that we can make sure you have all you need.
Tell the teacher if it’s your first class—you probably won’t be the only one. If you do have a pre-existing health problem or conditions, please tell your teacher as there are ways to adjust the postures to suit you. Please listen to all instructions and be kind to yourself.
Early arrivals are fine
Please try to attend your class a few minutes early. Being early is on time. Consider being prompt as part of your practice. There is nothing worse than feeling stressed before you start.
Turn off your phone
Please turn off your phone so that you do not disturb your own practice.
During Your Yoga Class
Everyone learns at their own pace. And we are all made differently so some people are naturally more flexible, supple or stronger than others. Do your best, but let go of a competitive mindset.
Always remember to breathe in and out of your nose unless asked to do otherwise; but if you have trouble doing this, breathe through your mouth. Some classes will include different types of breathing/ pranayama techniques, so give them a go and please ask your teacher if you need more guidance.
Throughout your yoga practice try and be aware of what you are doing. Try to concentrate on the sensations you feel in the body and on your breath.
Don’t pull or strain
Never force or strain. Relax briefly between each posture if you need to. If you feel pain or strain, stop. Listen to your body. As you do yoga more regularly, you may notice that you become increasingly supple and stronger. Don’t think that you have to move to the deeper versions of postures given. Stop at the level that suits you.
Injury or illness
If you have an injury / illness / medical condition, you should advise your teacher. If your medical condition changes then it is for you to let the teacher know of any changes or deterioration in your condition. If in doubt please also consult you GP / medical adviser.
If you feel unwell please rest and do not attend class. It is a way of the body telling you to rest and be kind to yourself.
Some people advise that you don’t do inversions, for example: handstands, shoulder stands, headstands; and alternative positions will be provided in class. Menstruation should not prevent you coming to class, unless you feel weak or unwell.
Please tell your teacher if you suspect that, or if you are, pregnant. If you find out you are pregnant then we strongly recommend that you rest until your first scan. Your body may naturally tell you to rest in any event! From around 13/14 weeks you can rejoin the class, which can be adjusted to suit you. However, it is important to check with your doctor or midwife that yoga is suitable for you, at each stage of your pregnancy.
When you return to the studio your teacher may adjust you into a more suitable position or apply pressure so you are pushed deeper into position. If you would prefer not to be adjusted please let your teacher know before the class starts.
The class will end with a relaxation session. This is an important part of the class and students are encouraged to stay for the duration of the lesson. Relaxation gives the body an opportunity to assimilate all of the benefits of the postures you have just done; and also counteracts stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Enjoy and try again
We hope you enjoy our classes and hope to see you again. Do tell us if there is something that you particularly enjoyed or disliked!