As I have now been teaching Iyengar Yoga for over 25 years, I have realised that my preference is teaching individuals bespoke Yoga sessions to meet their individual needs. So I have decided to write a blog post about the Benefits of Private One to One Yoga classes.
I’m still being asked whether there are any good online Yoga videos that I recommend. I do feel that it’s still true that getting to Yoga class is the best way to learn - a well trained teacher can observe you, offer advice and suggestions.
During lockdown I’ve been asked by my students which are the best Yoga poses to practice at home ? Many people do not have Yoga equipment and feel this holds them back, but this is not necessarily the case.
As I'm writing this post we in the UK are in lockdown due to Corona virus. Beforehand, I was teaching Iyengar Yoga to hundreds of people every year. Many of us are now self-isolating.
The body and mind connection that is achieved through a careful and mindful Yoga practice is able to reveal the underlying causes of our stress. It is then that we can start to address these causes and improve our lives.
So I am running more workshops on Saturday afternoons in 2020 - almost one per month. The venue is still the lovely Tythe barn on Pondtail Road.
Now my yoga classes in Horsham have a short break between terms you may wonder about the Benefits of One to One Yoga. Some of the students from my group classes need encouragement to practice over the break so they book a one to one yoga session with me in between each term.
Iyengar Yoga is renowned as a safe way of working, partly due to the use of props to help stiffer students. Iyengar Yoga can help with many of the common complaints of sports people, from muscle tightness to more serious injuries.
As my Yoga classes in Horsham break for two weeks I thought it might be a good time to offer some home Yoga practice tips.
Is Yoga enough on its own or do you need to add something like running or swimming to make it a complete exercise program?