“Get out of your head & into your body.”
Surfhippie yoga courses and 1-2-1 yoga classes can help you tune out from your surroundings and tune into your body. Yoga can help you increase your flexibility, build strength and calm your mind. When you start focusing on your deep breathing and synchronising your breath with moving your body into yoga poses, it will help you create inner awareness and help you focus your attention on the present moment.
Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union and refers to a variety of unions including the one between your body and your mind. Yoga asana, the physical practice of yoga, is about being ‘in’ your body. At times, we get sidetracked by distractions, like our body image, with our mind wandering and a constant chit chat in our head and this is only human. Rather than focusing on the outer world, yoga helps reminding us to be accepting of and to be happy in our body and to help find a deep inner peace.
A yoga practice is a great way to re-connect with your body and tuning in by listening to what it is telling you. The yoga poses help you not only to get more flexible and strong, they also help you focus your mind. Through the focus, you start to slow down into the moment.
When you are in the present and undistracted, then you can begin listening in and understanding your body better, both physically and energetically and finding a joyful inner calm.
Reconnect with your body through this slow flow yoga class. It will help increase your flexibility, build strength and calm your mind.
In this slow flow yoga class you will move a bit more slowly and hold your poses for longer. The yoga poses are sequenced to allow for deeper immersion to help get more flexible and strengthen your body, as well as focus and calm you. With the hectic lifestyle most of us lead, this practice is a great antidote to the daily rush allowing you to breathe and move at a slower pace.
The emphasis is on the breath, to help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping your body and mind unwind. The goal of this yoga practice is to help you feel calm and rejuvenated.
• DATES: Wednesdays 22. Feb -- 29. March 2023
• TIME: 9.00 -- 10.00am
• COST: £72 for 6 sessions (20% off for CYC members) £15 drop in
• Where: Chichester Yacht Club, Chichester Marina, PO20 7EJ
The yoga classes are open to all, CYC Members and non-members. A basic understanding of yoga is recommended. Please bring your own mat.
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
“The world is your own projection.”
Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.
Chinese proverb, author unknown
This gentle yet strong yoga practice will help to lengthen your muscles, and build strength in weaker areas of your body and introduce you to breathwork techniques to calm the nervous system.
This men's yoga class offers yoga poses for you tight bodied, you athletes, you desk sitters to help you get more flexible, to build up your strength and to find more focus. This yoga practice helps you find greater ease of movement in your body. Some core strengthening is incorporated into every class for your fitness and for your spinal health. This class is accessible to anyone. No yoga experience is needed when you sign up for the course. If you are new to yoga and dropping in mid term, then please book an introductory session first.
• DATES: Thursdays 23. Feb -- 30. March 2023
• TIME: 18.30 --19.30
• COST: £66, £15 drop in
• Where: Itchenor Sailing Club, The Lane, West Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AG
The yoga classes are open to ISC members and non-members. A basic understanding of yoga is recommended. Please bring your own mat.
Slow Flow: Focus on hips download sheet for practicing at home.
Hip openening poses are a fundamental part for any yoga practice. Tightness in your hips can lead to problems like poor functional movement, lower back pain, a misaligned spine and other common injuries. Improving the flexibility of your hips can help posture, improve your circulation, strengthening your balance, reducing stress and boost your overall wellbeing. A gentle hips yoga practice is an excellent complement to other forms of exercise, such as running, cycling, golf and HIIT and many others.
Ideally practice hip opening poses regularly. Do hip stretching poses slowly and do not overdo them. Hip stretching should be practiced slowly, gently and carefully. When doing any yoga poses you should not feel pain, be mindful not to push yourself past your limits and pay attention to your knees. Do not let the knees twist in the poses and ensure that any rotation movements come from the hips so that the knees stay safe. Do not force yourself in to any yoga pose. If you feel discomfort or even pain stop immediately.
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