SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS FOR 2015                                                                                   1. Yoga for Sport & Fitness **  MARCH 7th 9.30am–1.00pm     Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA      – £25 – Prevent injury in ligaments and tendons: release tightness in hips, hamstrings and shoulders to achieve a lightness and freedom in movement through challenging sequences and unusual postures that stretch the boundaries.  £25  2. Back […]

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 injuries […]

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’s […]

What I’m not thinking

The Guardian’s Weekend magazine’s regular article What I’m really thinking is often an interesting perspective and insight into someone’s life.  On 14th December the article revealed the innermost secrets of a Yoga Teacher. As a yoga teacher myself, I was intrigued. More so as a student had texted me asking had I seen it.  As I […]

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 training […]

Wind-down in the Willows

Magor Marsh’s Open Day invited visitors to stretch and wind-down amongst the reed beds on a hot and sunny afternoon, Saturday 20th July.  Down dogs, warriors and yoga games for younger participants joined the more familiar sights of dragonflies, herons and trees in Magor Marsh. Organiser, Kathy Barclay, reported “People really enjoyed themselves and were fully engaged in the […]

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 relax […]

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 fiddle […]

BEAT THE BLUES

If 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 […]

NEXT YOGA WORKSHOP

          Desk workers’ 9 to 5 – Restore and Revive! Eliminate neck, shoulder and back ache. Sunday 17th March 2 -5.30pm Redwick  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 […]