Yoga for Relaxation
Bringing together breath, body and mind
Cancelled temporarily due to COVID-19
@ Belconnen Arts Centre
Yoga for Relaxation will combine a variety of yogic practices in order to create a soothing and comforting experience for participants. The class will incorporate meditation, mindful movement, pranayama, yin and restorative yoga. These practices are intended to relax the body, soothe the nervous system and settle the mind.
Meditation may be practised sitting or lying down in a position that is most comfortable for the student. I will guide the class through a variety of styles of meditation so that they may find one that provides the most enriching experience.
Mindful Movements is a slow practice of connecting the body, breath and mind. These movements can be a relaxing way to stretch the muscles and move the joints.
Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath. As one learns to control the breath, the mind will follow. By slowing down or concentrating on the breath, the nervous system and the mind begin to settle so that the entire body may begin to relax.
Yin Yoga is a practice comprised mostly of seated postures which are held for 3-5 minutes, typically with little or no support. The aim is to stretch fascia as well as muscles and connective tissue. The practice requires patience and can be quite relaxing.
Restorative Yoga is known for its relaxing, calming and healing effect. Created by B.K.S. Iyengar, so that students could practice without any strain or pain so they could recover from injuries or illnesses. The intention is to relax as much as possible into each postures for 5 minutes or more, using as little physical effort as possible. In this way the mind may focus more intently on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. Props are used often in order to support the body as comfortably as possible. These include bolsters, blankets, chairs, blocks, belts, even the wall.
All of these practices can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, regulates the blood pressure and relaxes the body. This may be beneficial for anyone suffering from anxiety, insomnia, headaches, among other stress-related conditions.
Affordable & Flexible
To attend any and all classes, purchase a 10-class pass for $170* or attend your first class casually for $15 (standard price $20).
Take up the Yoga Habit Challenge of 10 classes in 10 weeks and receive $20 off your subsequent pass.
Bookings are required for all classes. Join at any time, classes are on continuous intake.
*valid for three months