The healing gift of yoga

A gentle flow & restorative yoga class

 

Flow and restore

 

Flow and restore weaves together a gentle flowing style of yoga with restorative yoga poses, meditation and breathing techniques. This combination, with self reflection supports your journey towards mind body wellness.

Yoga is designed to help to bring your body back into balance, by discovering and gently releasing hidden tension. When you access deep states of rest, and relaxation, you can begin to repair your nervous system, mind and emotions.

 From a yogic perspective, illness begins at a subtle level and ultimately manifests at the physical level.

When we work to harmonise, release and balance the flow of subtle energy within, we can cultivate wellness, known as unity. When he energy flow is imbalanced, blocked or weak, illness and disease manifests as a reflection of separation. 

The subtle body is composed of three systems. The energy channels, currents, and the energy centres. The main energy channel (central nadi) runs along the spine. For your body to be healthy, an unrestricted flow of energy (pranaconscious energy) is necessary.

We can stimulate, heal and transform the subtle body with yoga. By using different techniques such as, breathing methods, yoga poses, mudra’s and mantra’s. 

Every living thing, including you, has an energetic frequency. With an awareness of the subtle energies within and around you, you can begin to feel and move through life more freely, with a sense of ease.

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present and every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga is a much needed gentle practice in our busy lives. Restorative yoga, often referred to as ‘active relaxation’.

Restorative yoga is a gentle style of Hatha yoga, it facilitates deep relaxation in students, as they awaken to the stillness within. Tapping into deep relaxation and healing, that will restore, renew and balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. 

Restorative yoga uses yoga props to support the students so they can let go of the physical body to promote relaxation and deeper rest.

This practice is intended to be healing and nurturing for the body. It centres your breath and physical body and mental states and the purpose is to balance the nervous system to reduce the effects of stress, as we slip deeper into a meditative practice, enhancing our awareness as we rest in stillness. 

Poses may include gentle heart-openers, twists, forward folds and inversions. Meditation, visualisation and yoga nidra. 

   
Vinyasa flow yoga
Vinyasa yoga also focuses on the entire body, benefiting alignment, increased flexibility, strengthening of muscles, purifying the internal body and relaxing the mind. The difference is it does not follow a set sequence so it has the flexibility to be tailored to the individual, various levels of competency and the energy of the class. Classes can also have a theme each week, the focus can change giving the freedom to jump in at any time.
Rise and shine

Our rise and shine yoga class will help kick start your day. The class focuses on breathing exercises to channel energy and then moves into physical postures to awaken each part of the body. It is an energetic class that will include sun salutations and twists that detox and revitalise both body and mind.

Flow and restore yoga

Flow and restore yoga, is a gentle restorative and vinyasa style yoga class which includes a lot of stretching and holding poses, revitalising the body and focusing the mind. This gentle yoga class focuses on a sequence to warm up the body and evenly tone and lengthen the muscles. The class finishes with a deep relaxation to prepare you for the rest of your day. 

Flow and restore is a gentle flowing class blended with mindfulness, movements will be made up of a number of different yoga postures designed to give you a great whole body stretch combined with mindful awareness, meditations and gentle restorative postures. Make time to step away from the stresses and strains of everyday life so you can leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Vinyasa flow yoga

 

Vinyasa means “connection”. The connection is between movement and breath. In a vinyasa or yoga flow class we move through the postures smoothly and fluidly synchronising movement to the breath.

This style of yoga allows for  lots of variety as the sequence will differ from class to class. All postures can be modified to suit different levels of ability. Vinyasa yoga flow classes are suited to people who like to have variety in their classes, focusing more on movement than meditation. 

“When the breath wanders the mind is also unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Learn to control the breath.”

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Wicklow Yoga
Contact us today. We are here to answer any questions regarding yoga classes and therapies offered at our studio and would love to hear from you.
 

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