There will be sequences of linked Asanas (body postures) and modifications of postures to suit individual needs. Some postures are ‘passive’ i.e. quiet and restorative and held others are dynamic and will get the blood and the body warmed up a bit more. Also included is Pranayama the control of vital energy through the breath and a deep relaxation to reduce stress. We begin gently with some breathing techniques before moving into mobilising and the dynamic work to warm up the body, then easing off and warming down before pranayama/relaxation/meditation techniques for the last 10 minutes.
Avoid eating a heavy meal for 2 hours before class to allow for digestion: A light snack something like a banana or a piece of toast if you need an energy boost before class!
Your own pace: Yoga is not competitive it is important to listen to your own body and be aware of your current limits and trust that with practice progress will come. Flexibility and energy levels can also vary depending on how warm you are, the time of day and time of year.
There will be some things that you will be able to do reasonably easy almost straight away and other things that take longer to come this is perfectly normal. You may well feel benefits during or after your first session. It is also normal to start feeling your body changing over the first few weeks and months.
Pregnancy, medical conditions, recent surgery and injuries: Please let Jean know if you are pregnant, or have any medical conditions, injuries or recent surgery that may affect your practice and complete a yoga student health questionnaire