Yoga & Movement
Find out how you can use Yoga and Movement to develop a stronger, more agile and resilient body and mind.
We are built to MOVE! To twist and turn, climb and squat, flex and extend, reach and lunge, push and pull, skip and jump. Everything about us works and feels better when we move but unfortunately most of us don’t move enough – you know, really move our bodies.
No matter what your level of ability is, your health or your restrictions, Vicky wants to help you find your way to move in a safe, pleasurable and nourishing way.
Applying the principals of yoga to movement takes the benefits to another level.
Yoga teaches you to bring complete awareness to your body during movement. With practice, this ‘tuning in’ becomes habitual and enables you to notice what is holding you back from moving and breathing in a fluid and comfortable way.
Modern life can be fast paced and hectic. In general, most of us have far more stress than rest in our lives but yoga can help restore some balance. Practicing moving with full attention to the body and breath creates a quietening of the mind. It’s a form meditation or mindfulness. It helps calm the nervous system which inhibits stress and promotes healing. Some stress is crucial to our development and survival but when we push on through it – rather than learning from it – it can be detrimental to our health. Yoga can help us work with our stress, acknowledge it and grow from it which can create more calm in ourselves and our lives. This can be one of the most valuable things we can do to promote health, wellbeing and longevity.
Finding calm is not all about rest though. Yoga can challenge the body and mind to work harder, differently or for longer but the key to the calm is remaining connected to yourself and the moment throughout the movement and allowing it to unfold without judgement or attachment. This is not easy, especially if you are in pain or fearful and this is why it is called a practice. Yoga is not so much about achieving different shapes or postures it is about what you learn about yourself and your body along the way. Practicing yoga teaches you to listen to and honour your body’s needs which is a valuable lesson both on and off the yoga mat.
We’re often too tough on ourselves and focused on what we should, could, or did do. Practicing being completely present in our bodies and accepting what is, right now encourages kindness and compassion – to ourselves and the world around us. Practicing being kind, compassionate and accepting of ourselves creates more feelings of positivity, optimism and gratitude in all aspects our lives.
Why not book a 1:1 session or get a small group together and find out how you can use Yoga and Movement to improve your health, wellbeing or physical performance today.