Come and try yoga with Janet -
GENTLE CLASS Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.30am
Castle Farm Community Centre, High Street, Hadley
only £8.50 per session
or if on benefits (state pension, job seekers, invalidity, etc) £7.00,
which includes 30p donation to chosen charity - see Events
Trail places are sometimes available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings - contact for details
Booking essential - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga can be practised by young and old alike. While there is no one who should be excluded, check with your doctor before you begin a course if you suffer from a medical condition or have any doubts. Janet runs different adult classes for different abilities. Age 16-17 must be accompanied.
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing for your practice. Track suits, jog pants, stretchy shorts or leggings and T-shirts, sweat-shirts are very suitable. Do not wear anything restrictive especially around the waist and hips. Layers are recommended as room temperatures can vary. Be prepared to work with bare feet. Warm clothing including socks will be required for relaxation. A blanket or towel is also useful during this time.
Take a non-slip Yoga mat, or for the short term an aerobics or foam camping mat, something large enough to lie down on which will not slip (I do have a few spares - let me know if you'd like to borrow one).
A period of one hour should elapse after snacks e.g. slice of toast or pot of yogurt, before beginning practise. Two to four hours after a meal or if advanced techniques are to be performed at least 4 hours, to allow unhindered digestion.
Breathe through the nose unless otherwise instructed. Violent movements and straining should be avoided. Work at your own pace, within your own capacity, with due care and attention. There is no competition or ‘end gaining’. If a stage of a posture is difficult, there are always modifications or alternatives you can do. These will help prepare the body before attempting the next stage of a posture. If a medical condition prohibits a certain posture I will try to give modifications or alternatives, or you can rest.