Sian Rule Yoga

Creative, inclusive and friendly Yoga classes for your health and well-being.


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Wildlife Workshop

yoga woman Mar 13In the wonderful rural surroundings of Redwick, we were visited by several curious visitors from the animal community, but they all managed to find their way out again to let us return to the yoga workshop!

The weather was warm, the atmosphere was relaxed and the group, though small, was well and truly into investigating a number of the promised unusual postures and sequences throughout the yoga workshop last Sunday morning.

Check back here for my next workshop and don’t miss it!

 

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

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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 fiddle and had an aura around him. He is the benchmark really.  I’m doing a little bit of yoga.  I had to fight myself to do it because I like training outside and it’s a different mindset.  But, certainly when I do it, I feel the benefits.  I’ll try to keep it in my schedule.”

Yoga’s not just for his missus!  Perhaps we’ll see lots more sports men and women taking yoga up for their health and fitness.

Read the full article at http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/europa-league-final-chelsea-record-1882428


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NEXT WORKSHOP

Sunday 19th May 9.30am – 1pm

REDWICK VILLAGE HALL

Redwick 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 at the campsite!
Learn techniques to get rid of the long winter blues and lighten the mood for relaxed, chilled days ahead. (See ‘Beat the Blues’ on the ‘Home’ page). Finishing with a lovely relaxing Yoga Nidra, you’ll be in top form for more than the week ahead!

£25 each, or £20 if you bring a friend along.
Don’t miss out, book with Sian to get you on the road for a fit and healthy Summer.


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BEAT THE BLUES

Woman in splits Mar 13If you’re feeling blue after a long winter, psychiatrists advise heading for a yoga class.

Science has now proven that yoga can help people suffering from mental illnesses; depression and anxiety, post traumatic stress, alcohol dependency, eating disorders, ADHD and epilepsy.

The Yoga, The Brain and Mental Health Conference in November 2012 brought psychiatrists, scientists and yoga teachers from all over the world to share findings on how yoga improves people’s state of mind and health.

MRI scans show that the amygdala (area of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response) reduces in size after regular meditations. Practising yoga works through its holistic approach affecting the physical body, the mind and the breath and the emotions together. For people with emotional regulation difficulties, starting with a physical approach can be easier and quicker than beginning with specific behavioural training.


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NEXT YOGA WORKSHOP

         

Desk workers’ 9 to 5 – Restore and Revive! Eliminate neck, shoulder and back ache.

Sunday 17th March 2 -5.30pm

Office Worker with Mountain of PaperworkRedwick  Hall

Do you sit at a desk for hours, hunched over the computer? Does neck pain, back ache or headaches make you miserable? Do you suffer from stress and find it difficult to relax?

Learn techniques to use at work to eliminate those aches and pains. Sink into that perfect stretch and safely ease out tensions. Before you know it, you’ll be sitting upright and your body breathing a thank you…it’s at ease again.

Book and find out more by contacting Sian on sian@sianruleyoga.com.

£25 per person or take advantage of our bring a friend offer at £20 each.


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STRENGTH IN YOGA

Man Flexing BicepsSaturday saw a group of yoga teachers in south east Wales having a brilliant yoga day’s training on how to bring strength into yoga, and why it’s so important. We all know yoga is great for increasing our flexibility, but without strength, flexibility can mean joints aren’t protected and injuries can happen.

Our experienced teacher, Zoe Knott, gave us simple yet effective exercises based on anatomy, to help strengthen thighs, feet, arms, abdominals and wrists. With these areas strengthened, the whole body is covered!

And unlike muscle building exercises that build just the middle part of the muscle, yoga strengthens the whole of the muscle right down to the connective tissue, which protect joints so effectively.  Zoe also covered ways in which we can enter and exit yoga poses safely and strongly, keeping the back in neutral and protecting the sacro-iliac joints which often suffer from general wear and tear.

Yoga classes around Wales will be benefitting from safe, strong yoga at the same time as getting flexible – and when you know that strength in body also means strength in the mind, just imagine what we’ll be able to achieve!


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HOT FITNESS FOR 2013

fitnessGettyA recent Independent article introduced the newest fitness options tailored to suit the time-poor. From drinking healthy juices or eating gluten-free food to Aqua Zumba or Ugi classes (barefoot workouts from Canada using exercise balls) there’s something for everyone. Or is there? The Aqua Zumba sessions are likened to a ‘Miami pool party’ and Cardio Tennis is concentrated on one side of the body. In order to keep the body properly balanced, there will be a need to find something else to compliment it. The author, Gillian Orr, also makes the point that in these days when we are watching the pennies, aspirations for having a personal trainer may be just that, an aspiration. To get a tailored session at the lowest cost, consider getting together with a couple of like-minded friends and booking a trainer for a package to suit all.