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pureYoga focuses upon the belief that Yoga is the unison of mind, body and breath. If you work with your body rather than against it the body rewards you with health and vitality. During pureYoga classes we also learn about the philosophy of yoga.
During a practice we try to work towards bringing your awareness to the breath and to also focus upon the qualities of non comparison through out. The time honoured tradition of yoga is something that we can all incorporate into our lives and is a useful tool to help maintain the equilibrium.
Emma has a keen interest in the philosophy of yoga and believes that it helps you to look at, and question life and to help us ultimately become more aware. When we practice yoga we can stretch not only the body but also our minds in order to become kinder towards others and towards ourselves. Ultimately we become more at peace and more centred.
The Benefits of Yoga
There are numerous benefits that yoga can bring to the whole body here are a few examples that can come with practicing yoga on a regular basis:
- Increases flexibility
- Massages the organs in the body
- Tones the muscles
- Improves sleep
- Decreases pain
- Decreases blood pressure
- The ability to concentrate improves
- Relaxes and calms the mind
- Increase positive thoughts
- Less likely to compare yourself to others
- More patient and tolerant
- Increased sense of interconnectedness
- Compassion increases
Is it for me?
When someone is new to yoga, sometimes there can be an element of doubt about coming to class. Will I enjoy it? what will the other people be like ? The truth is some people love it and some people find its not for them. This does not mean that they may never practice yoga is just means that it might not be the right time in their lives, they may prefer another teacher or they may not be able to make a regular class.
What you generally find is that once people have ‘experienced’ yoga they generally come every week or they want to come back. Most people really enjoy yoga and find that if they miss a class for a week they really notice the difference after having practiced for some time.
Why practice for 6 weeks?
Like all things in life we must practice something if we want to see results. If we want to experience the profound and subtle benefits then we must practice working our ‘yoga muscles’. If we do not practice then we start to forget the knowledge and miss out on the health benefits that can occur. Most classes are designed with a 5 – 7 week enrolment with pureYoga. The reason for this is in order for people who are just beginning their yoga journey to get a flavour of what yoga is about, it’s a good idea to try something a few times before you decide if it is for you or not.
After several weeks, you begin to gain an understand of yoga and what it is all about and what you are working towards. The benefits for yourself is that you work in a safe environment knowing what appropriate modifications you can work with and building up your yoga knowledge in a structured and sequential order. Each term has a focus and a goal, which is entwined subtly into the practice.