Notley Yoga

I believe YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE, Yoga means 'unity' or 'yoke' and practising Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonising Body, Mind and Spirit. Hat-ha Yoga is a system of postures and breath for the whole body - the postures (asana) are used as a physical practise to correct alignment, strengthen muscles, spine and core, increase flexibility and release anxiety and stress. We learn to synchronise the body and breath, thereby bringing balance to both body and mind.

Breathing techniques (pranayama) or breath extension can help reduce stress and HBP, it can induce the parasympathetic nervous system or the relaxation response, again preparing us the meditation. Some pranayama exercises can be used to help stimulate and energise us. Relaxation/meditation is key to Yoga, it is Yoga! and once we have practised asana and pranayama we are physically ready to practise meditation.