Yoga is for everyone, all ages, all abilities, all shapes and sizes.
Yoga is a journey towards long-term health and happiness.
Yoga is the ultimate union of mind, body and soul
The asanas (poses) in yoga is just one of eight elements of the science of yoga.
It’s a tool to help you cope with everyday life
Improves posture and balance
Gives you more energy
It increases muscle strength & tone
Increases mental concentration
Improves quality of sleep
Improves short term memory
Helps boost your immunity system
Helps to shed excess fat
Improves physical stamina
‘As a well cut diamond has many facets, each reflecting a different colour of light, so does the word yoga, each facet reflecting a different shade of meaning and revealing different aspects of the entire range of human endeavour to win inner peace and happiness.’BKS Iyengar
Did You Know?
As we grow older we breathe less fully
Some people only use one third of their lung capacity
Shallow breathing is a contributory factor to disorientation, loss of memory and vitality
The brain requires three times as much oxygen as the rest of the body’s tissue cells
Inadequate oxygen supply will impair organ function
Restricted breathing is linked to depression and anxiety.
Change your breath and you can change your mind
The breath is intimately connected to the mind. If the breath is agitated, so is the mind. Therefore to quiet the mind in order to focus its’ attention, we must first learn to regulate the breath. Breathing is the key to yoga, once mastered it can help with asthma, anxiety, improve athletic performance, sleep and life!
Yoga at the Ragged Robin
Would you like to learn yoga but don’t feel comfortable joining a regular yoga class?
We can offer one to one sessions tailored to your needs and flexible to suit your availabilty. Whether by yourself or with a friend, partner or family member. Classes will include instruction in asanas, adjustment and alignment, and breathing techniques (pranayama). Depending on your needs we have the option of offering two teachers per class which allows us to give greater attention to the individual and ensure that you are achieving and progressing with the poses in the correct way.