“Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
Do not accept pain, tight muscles and movement limitations as a normal part of aging!
Being active and sporty over 40 does not have to mean increased discomfort everyday. Those aches, pains that seem to come from nowhere? They do have a cause.
Sitting, working at desks, looking at phones, wearing shoes. These things are all impacting our bodies. There has been a sharp increase in postural dysfunction and muscle imbalances which lead to poor, inefficient movement patterns. Adding exercise or loading reps and sets on top of poor posture and function will just wear you down quicker. Having efficient and healthy movement patterns will reduce wear and tear, pain and injury.
Our yoga classes focus on improving your foundations – postural stability and strength, mobility as well as functional movement. So you can feel more comfortable everyday and perform better in your chosen sports and activities.
Yoga will teach you to move well, so you can move more. Achieve more with less effort.
Life is fast, yoga gives you time to slow down
Life is busy, hectic and fast paced. Yoga is a chance to slow down….That is not to say every class is easy – come along and see! But more than a work-out, yoga is a work-in.
Your body talks to you! We spend so much time in our heads we have lost the ability to listen to what it says. Interoception is a lesser-known sense that helps you understand and feel what’s going on inside your body. Not being able to do this has been linked to a range of health problems. Like pain and medically unexplained symptoms, negative emotions, poor decision making, anxiety, eating disorders and even addiction.
Slow mindful yoga has been shown to improve interoception and also self-awareness.
“Fitness is physical & mental. Mental fitness is presence, awareness. Having clarity about my own thoughts.”
Being more self aware, in time, will allow you be more present and feel more in control of your life. You will be able to identify your limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and view them differently, giving you a feeling of agency to take positive choices and take positive action.
Why add yoga to your weekly workouts
- Enhance flexibility and mobility, relieve nagging aches and pains.
- Reduce your chance of injury.
- Improve posture for efficient movement patterns.
- Upgrade strength with stability, transmit more power.
- Refine sports performance, feel less fatigue.
- Get better balance, agility and endurance.
- Feel more relaxed and balance your emotional responses.
- Understand and reduce the impact of negative thoughts.
What I offer
I currently have classes in Bury on Mondays in the dedicated yoga room at Vibe Personal Training. The studio is small and cosy and the groups are friendly. I also have a class Saturday mornings in Egerton at KeptFit gym.
I also provide private lessons individuals or small groups.
Update March 2020 – In line with government guidance all our classes and sessions are now online. We are planning extra sessions so check back for regular updates. Please see our bookings section for full info.