A little about my approach to Slow Yoga.
Take care of your joints and develop more inner awareness with juliashawslowyoga
I hope this is the start of your new Yoga and Meditation journey. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, slow yoga gives your body a chance to really become aware of our sensors and the information they can tell us about our body [we have millions of sensory receptors]. Slow Yoga gives us the time to 'hear' what these sensors are telling us [although I must add that Yoga is not the only way to improve these].
This style of Yoga is for anyone who may have tried Yoga classes - but stopped - maybe because they class was not quite what you were looking for or expected. I know I have felt quite intimated in the more Power yoga type classes - they just have never suited me. This Yoga will also suit someone totally new to Yoga, or for anyone who is having to modify their Yoga practice, maybe because of age related changes to their body. I know I am probably in the minority of Yoga teachers as I no longer teach some of the familar poses, such as; pigeon, head stand, shoulder stand. I do however like to encourage all my students to keep what we call a "Beginners Mind" in Yoga which helps us to stay open to the possibilities that each pose contains.
Also the 'shape' of the poses are not the most important part of your Yoga practice, so we leave the 'pretzel' shapes behind! Safe alignment is still studied, but without violence to the joints, we are curvy beings! And some of our limbs and joints were not designed to be stretched, opened and forced into unnatural positioning. You could end up focusing on the discomfort instead of experiencing deep inner nourishment to the joints and an absolute sense of calm.
What to expect from my online Classes:
* Engineering for the body!
* No Sun Salutations, head stands or shoulder stands!
* Build resilience to Stress and its Triggers, wherever those stresses are coming from.
* Reduce Depression and Anxiety [there is a whole science around this!]
* Breath work practice to 'remind' the body how to relax
* Celtic Shamanic influences in the guided Meditations
* Philosophy and Spiritual practice for self development and awareness
* Improved sleep and the motivation for much needed self care
* Trust that your body CAN practice yoga, especially if you have been deterred by some of the more difficult 'shapes' you may have seen yogi's practicing!
* Experience the Reiki distant energy I also incorporate into the sessions
* Setting more authentic and powerful Intentions
I believe its a good place for Beginners to Online Yoga to start yoga with, as there are minimal adjustments required, so it is very safe. And the more experienced who would like to have a different approach to their Yoga practice by slowing down, using breath and gravity to release tension in the spine and using this approach as a counter-balance to their Power Practices and other fitness works.
ONLINE CLASSES ARE DIFFERENT TO ATTENDING FACE TO FACE CLASSES.
We have to modify our Lesson Plans as we cannot be in the room to modify your poses, but we can make suggestions for adjustments via the screen. We have to ask you to take responsibility for own Yoga Practice to keep yourself safe from injury, and ask that you never practice anything that does not feel right for your body. Always follow your own instincts. Sit down whenever you need to rest, that is GOOD practice. Have your room warm, maybe dim the lights, try and have an empty stomach, have water to hand, and of course, a blanket, extra socks and a pillow if you need one for the relaxation afterwards.
Please inform me privately, by email, of any recent, or long term injuries or conditions, whatever they may be, we can work around most health issues. I respect your privacy totally and will never sell or give away your information, email etc.
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"You will be amazed to discover that, if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way".
'Awkening the Spine' - Vanda Scaravelli