New Class starting at Mathern Village Hall on Friday 2nd May 2014!

  Trial free class on that first Friday at 9.30am to 11.00am. Thereafter £6.50, payable by term or half-term. Are you looking for a restorative, relaxing class to de-stress and revitalise? This class is suitable for both beginners and more advanced using held positions (at your level) to release tensions throughout the body enabling easier movement and preventingContinue reading “New Class starting at Mathern Village Hall on Friday 2nd May 2014!”

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YOGA FOR SPORT

First Workshop for 2014 Yoga for Sport & Fitness    March 29th 9.30am – 1.00pm Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA Prevent injury through stretching ligaments and tendons. Release tightness in hamstrings and shoulders through challenging sequences and unusual postures that stretch the boundaries. Learn how to let tensions go to achieve a lightness and freedom in movement. Preventing injuriesContinue reading “YOGA FOR SPORT”

High Intensity Training – updated

Reading about High Intensity Training (HIT) and Tabata a few weeks ago, I was concerned that as it was originally designed for the Japan Olympic Team it would be unsuitable, even dangerous, for most people, yet many gyms were advertising it for January 2014. Since then the media has been publicising the author of Fast Exercise, Michael Mosley’sContinue reading “High Intensity Training – updated”

Dangers of high intensity training high-lighted

High Intensity Tabata training has come to the UK. Once developed for the Japanese speed skating Olympic team, it has now caught on with less highly developed athletes.  Fitness First gyms are launching Tabata (named after it’s developer) classes this month before taking them UK wide.  The stroke Andrew Marr almost died from while trainingContinue reading “Dangers of high intensity training high-lighted”

Yoga in-store

News this week is that the big supermarket we have in Chepstow (subtly not mentioning the name) is to offer Yoga in some of their ‘family destination’ stores! Baby gyms and cooking are going to be offered too. Is that taking blending different activities together too far? Walk in with your yoga mat and leave withContinue reading “Yoga in-store”

Yoga for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is enhanced by the practice of gentle yoga poses, quiet periods of bringing the awareness to the breath and the growing baby within. The Daily Mail online has published an article about Hilaria Baldwin’s favourite poses for preventing back-ache during pregnancy. The Spanish born yoga teacher has produced a video on WhatToExpect.com but as some commentatorsContinue reading “Yoga for Pregnancy”

YOGA HELPS CONTROL DIABETES

The Times of India is the latest source to mention how yoga can help control diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by stress, diet and lack of fitness.  When you are stressed, your body secrets glucagon which increases glucose levels in the blood. Yoga poses, breathing practices and deep relaxation and meditation can help relaxContinue reading “YOGA HELPS CONTROL DIABETES”

Frank Lampard takes up yoga in bid to last like Ryan Giggs.

Impressed that 39 year old Ryan Giggs is still playing at the top of his game, Lampard has started yoga. He has no plans to hang up his boots at the age of 34. He told the Mirror, “I looked at Giggs when we played United last Sunday.  He was as fit as a fiddleContinue reading “Frank Lampard takes up yoga in bid to last like Ryan Giggs.”

NEXT WORKSHOP

Sunday 19th May 9.30am – 1pm REDWICK VILLAGE HALL Get your body moving through flowing yoga moves, increase your stamina through strengthening exercises and feel fit as you prepare for summer days and long evenings outside. Tone your body for the beach and enjoy your summer adventures, whether it’s hiking the hills, canoeing the rivers or badminton atContinue reading “NEXT WORKSHOP”