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sarah aston yoga

What is Yoga?

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Yoga is an ancient Indian practice, it is a fully tested system of process for change, which effects the physical body, the mind, the emotions and the spirit.  Through yoga we can transform ourselves, starting by working with our bodies and focusing in on the breath, then into meditation which works directly with the mind. With the mind quiet and the senses withdrawn we are focused inwards; it is this gradual focus inwards that can lead to a state of inner peace. Yoga is a truly transformational practice for both the body and the mind. 

Yoga is for everyone, whatever size, shape or age. You don't have to be flexible to do yoga, in fact, if you are not flexible, then yoga may be especially helpful for you!

The Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice

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  • Reduces stress, anxiety and tension.
  • Improves flexibility.
  • Increases energy. 
  • Improves posture and balance. 
  • Can help to reduce back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Improves concentration and memory. 
  • Improves respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems. 
  • Strengthens the immune system. 
  • Improves outlook on life.
  • Improves lung function.
  • Strengthens bones.

Classes

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Life In Focus Studio, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Rhu G84 8NG

Thursday 7.45pm - 9.00pm - Flow Yoga

Sunday 10.00am - 11.15am - Flow Yoga


Kilcreggan Primary School, Kilcreggan

Tuesday 9.15am - 10.30am -Flow Yoga


HMS Neptune Sportsdrome, Faslane

Thursday 12.10pm - 13.00 - Flow Yoga

(this class is for base personnel/spouses with a base pass or family pass)

Pre & Post Natal Yoga

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  Pre & Post Natal Yoga is a beautiful way for an expectant mother to connect with her growing baby whilst looking after her health and wellbeing. In the classes you will learn pregnancy yoga, massage techniques for the partner to do, what to do in the stages of labour and how breathing helps throughout pregnancy labour and birth. Post natal techniques and advice is given to support you also for after the birth.  Particular attention is placed on breathing and relaxation, students are guided through breathing techniques that bring physical and mental benefits during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. 

Yoga for Stress & Anxiety

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 Yoga is increasingly being used for treatment of stress, depression and anxiety.  This yoga class combines yoga and mindfulness practices, and is designed to specifically help people attain and maintain good psychological and physiological health. Based around how the mind and body influence each other, basic yoga postures, gentle breathing techniques, mindfulness and relaxation practices. I offer 1-to-1 consultation or small group tuition, students are encouraged and guided to work with their own capacities and guided to modify practices as needed.  

Mindfulness

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 In recent years Mindfulness meditation has increasingly been used to enhance health and well being.  Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

Benefits of mindfulness include: Stress reduction, focus, boosts memory, less emotionally reactive, relationship satisfaction, fear modulation and improved well-being.

  The practice helps us to see more clearly the patterns of the mind and teaches us to engage with the present moment, rather than being caught up in thoughts about the past or the future.

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