Who is Yoga For?
Quite simply, yoga is for everyone, if you can breathe, you can do yoga. The beauty of yoga practice is that it can, and indeed must, be tailored to each individual’s needs, even within the class situation. As regular practitioners, we learn to listen to our bodies as we do the postures; so the more experienced we become, the more in tune with our physical and mental states we are, and as a result the practice becomes intuitive and instinctive.
Regular yoga practice not only helps to develop a healthier body and clearer mind, it also increases emotional and spiritual well-being. Benefits include:
Increased strength and flexibility
Greater core stability and postural awareness
Help for back problems and increased joint mobility
A noticeable increase in physical and mental energy
Can help with depression, anxiety and stress related symptoms
Relieves insomnia and other sleep disorders
A more focused mind and better clarity of thought
Time and space for yourself
In the busy, hectic lives that we lead, we operate with ever increasing clutter in our lives and in our minds. Yoga brings a sense of stillness and space, it enables us to smoothly navigate our way through an increasingly complex world, and sets us on the path to discovering the true nature of our mind.
Yoga Citta Vritti Nirohdhah
(Yoga is the cessation of the turning of the mind)
‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’
"Karen is a remarkable teacher. She teaches the yoga poses wonderfully and structures the flow of her classes perfectly. But more than that, she is a very kind and supportive teacher. She creates a warm and positive atmosphere in each class, taking great care of all her students. She works her class hard and encourages everyone to stretch themselves. But it all comes naturally rather than it being forced or stressful."