Hatha Yoga -
The are based on the principles of Sivananda yoga practice where 12 basic postures are practiced to increase strength and flexibility of the spine.
A healthy spine is really important, modern osteopathy and
chiropractics both accredit the health of the spine as one of the
dominant factors for overall health. It is the vertical nature of the
spine which aligns the mechanism of our central nervous system with the
vertical energy flow within the body. Sedentary lifestyles, coupled
with poor posture and lack of regular exercise and movement, means that
the average person today has a terribly inflexible spine resulting in
all sorts of health issues.
and a little patience, you’ll notice changes in your posture and well
being as your spine and body begins to release years of unhealthy
muscle memory/habits. Laasting changes don’t happen over night and
while you will feel great after your first yoga class, repetition is
needed to bring forth lasting change. Be kind to your body as treat it
as you would a child, with gentle encouragement and love.
Prenatal Yoga -
is a wonderful way of putting time aside to focus on yourself and your
journey into motherhood as well as connecting to the little life
growing inside you.
Prenatal Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy.
A gentle, safe means of keeping toned and supple without strain.
Keeping aches and pains at bay and energy flowing, relaxing mind and
body. Preparing for the physical demands of birth – and motherhood
you’ll learn breathing and visualization techniques to help you feel
empowered and confident in your ability to give birth. You’ll stretch
and strengthen the body to ease pregnancy aches and pains as well as
practicing specific postures to prepare the body of labour.
Aqua Yoga -
Develop strength and balance, gently.
Aqua Yoga is low-impact exercise where you perform Yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation in water.
The buoyancy of water can reduce the weight of your body on your
joints and connective tissues by up to 90% making it a wonderfully
therapeutic exercise, perfect for individuals recovering from injury,
those who suffer with arthritic pain and for anyone looking for a
gentle, relaxing form of exercise.
Other benifits of water based exercise :
Promotes profound relaxation
Improve sleeping patterns
Reduce soreness and fatigue
Enhance immune system response
Increase range of motion
Improves muscle tone and strength
Decrease muscle spasm
Slowed bone density loss
Encourages body detoxification
Aids Lymph drainage
The Yoga Tree offers Aqua Yoga classes for people of all fitness levels and physical ability.