The Transform Now yoga videos are designed to encourage you to make the most of this powerful gift that is yoga. Whether you are a complete beginner / intermediate or advanced yoga practitioner these 30 / 35 /45 /and 75 minute flows will be transformational for you. It doesn’t matter how fit, how old or how flexible you are. Whether you live in a flat, house or tent, all you need is a small space for a mat, and your decision to give it a go! There is no such thing as a yoga body, there is just your body, and that body is perfect for yoga. Doing these practices you will carve out a lean, strong, healthy and confident body. As your body changes shape, so will your mind. You’ll find you feel calmer, and more focused. Less busy in your brain and happier! Regular practice gives you a clear mind and the inspiration and courage to be constantly expanding and improving. You can then take these experiences with you, off your mat, and into your everyday life.
Vasisthasana (Pronounced: vah-sish-TAHS-anna)
Vasistha literally means “most excellent, best, richest.”
The side plank is a great pose for strengthening and toning the arms, core and legs. It also tests your balance helping to improve focus and concentration.
Pronounced : Pa-dah-maa-sun-aa
Padma = Lotus, asana = posture or pose
This month’s pose is the Lotus or Padmasana. It is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments. Regularly practicing this posture helps in the overall blossoming of your mind, body and spirit, hence the name Lotus.
One of the most commonly recognised yoga poses and one we use a lot in Power Yoga is the Downward-Facing Dog — Adho Mukha Svanasana (Ah-doh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh).
This is a beautiful standing pose with mild inversion that stretches the entire body while building strength. Dogs naturally do this stretch which is where the pose got its name.
I’m feeling on top of the world! This goes to show that you really can do yoga anywhere, anytime!
Warrior II — Virabhadrasana II
This is a standing yoga pose that enhances strength, stability, and concentration. It’s named after the Hindu mythological warrior, Virabhadra, an incarnation of the god Shiva. Virabhadra was a tall, dark, and fierce deity, depicted with a thousand arms, flaming hair and eyes, and wearing a garland of skulls.
Ustra = Camel, asana = posture or pose
Pronounced : OOHS-tra-AA-SUN-aa
An intermediate back-bending posture, the Ustrasana will add strength and flexibility to your body while benefitting your back. Known to open Anahata (heart chakra) the pose is great if you are feeling low or tired as it will help you de-stress and relax the mind. It is also thought that the camel pose will improve digestion and overcome menstrual discomfort.
Thank you so much to everyone that came along to our Detox Weekend last week. It started with our first yoga practice of the year at Southend Barns on Friday morning and then 30 of us went on to collect our 4 health juices from The Blacksmiths pub. Packed full of vegetables and fruits, the juices were our meal replacements for the day to give us a total detox after an invigorating yoga session. I don’t know about everyone else but I woke up feeling fabulous the next morning!
After a wonderful winter term let’s make sure we continue feeling this great in the New Year! Join me for a term of Power Yoga, a full body and mind workout that will dissolve mental and physical blockages allowing you to travel through 2015 with ease and vitality.
The days, venues and times are all the same (see course timetable here)
Mondays @ Boxgrove: 9.00am – 10.00am starting on Monday 12th January, 9 Sessions – £90
Tuesdays @ Southend Barns: 7.30pm – 8.45pm starting on Tuesday 13th January, 9 Sessions – £90
Fridays @ Southend Barns: 9.00am – 10.00am starting on Friday 9th January, 10 Sessions – £100
For more information please do contact me on 07968 605 085 or email me here.