There are several things about our style of yoga we want you to know.
First and foremost, we go with the flow. Our style of yoga is a mixture of Tai Chi, Yoga and with some Pilates thrown in for good measure. It’s not a traditional style and you won’t find exactly the same routines week after week. By going with the flow the moves come naturally to challenge and stretch us further.
We recommend that you give yourself time. It won’t take you long, maybe just a couple of classes and you will soon feel at home. Everyone starts somewhere and we are all different – that’s why our classes have options for everyone. Choose the path that feels right for you and before long you will notice the change as you get stronger, fitter and more confident.
Try to avoid comparing yourself to others in the room. Everyone comes with their own strengths. Some of us have been practising for years and others are totally new to exercise, let alone yoga. By all means, look at other people to check your pose, but try not to judge your performance. We won’t!
Allow yourself to breathe deeper into each pose. Your body can do more than you give it credit for and your mind can sometimes try to convince you to give up long before your body needs to. Steve Peters, Psychologist to British Cycling, wrote about this in his book ‘The Chimp Paradox’.
It can take years to perfect some of our more advanced poses and some of us will never be able to achieve a couple of them. It’s the journey towards them and the personal gains that we all strive for – that millimetre extra in Eagle Pose, that second longer in the abs track, that bit further in Dancers Pose – all these leave us with that great sense of satisfaction. At the end of each class, we realise just how much we have achieved.