Yoga Frog is coming back to the Scottish Borders!
To start off we are offering a course of 5 weeks based on Hip Opening postures.
The class will be based on a mix of a slow Flow and Yin Yoga, with great emphasis on the breath and body awareness. The flow will help us to warm up and prepare the body for long holds.
Whether we are standing for a long time or sitting at a desk all day, we rarely let our hips play or explore a full range of movement. “Working on hip flexibility and stability can also improve lower back pain, balance, posture and prevent injuries in later life. While most yoga poses involve the muscles around the hips and pelvis in some way, hip openers are a specific group of asanas whose main anatomical function is to maintain and develop a healthy range of motion in the hips.”
There is also an emotional side to hip opening asanas. “The hips are said to be where we store emotions – often the kind we keep hidden down like anger, anxiety, sadness and frustration. Working on the deep tissues in hip opening asanas can release both physical and emotional tension.
On a physiological level the muscles of the hips have a relationship with the fight or flight response – we are born with the reflex action of activating the hip flexors to bring us into the fetal position when under threat. One of the hip flexors, the psoas, is connected to the diaphragm so tightness here can lead to restrictions in the breath.
On a psychological level how we approach hip openers (and other strong poses) can be a mirror for how we approach other challenges in our lives; hip openers require a softening and surrendering into the pose, staying present and staying with the breath. This can be tough but ultimately worth it!” [ https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/yoga-hip-openers ]
Yoga sessions will be at the Complete Health Borders, Galashiels.
Saturdays 19 – 26 of November , 3-10-17 of December, From 12:15pm – 13:45pm.
Block of 5 sessions, early bird booking: £35 (Booking required!)
The last session will be a special, a Christmas session!
I am Looking forward to sharing Yoga with you.
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