What to expect in a Yoga Class
My classes usually start with a time of settling or focus. This is often done lying down but can also be done sitting or standing. It gives you a chance to quieten your mind and bring your focus to your yoga practise and to your breathing.
There is then a time spent preparing the body with fairly gentle movements to deepen the breath, loosen joints and stretch muscles in preparation for stronger postures or ‘asanas’.
The postures can be held or worked together into a sequence of movements. I emphasize the correct alignment of the body in all postures so that they achieve their purpose. There should be attention to the breath at all times as it guides you to work at your own level.
The classes usually contain a period of quiet breathing or meditation to further still the mind, and concludes with a time of relaxation for the whole body and mind.