Summer Experienced Level Yoga - Wednesday with Kathy

Dates: 
Wednesday 31st Jul 2024 to Wednesday 21st Aug 2024 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm

An in-person Iyengar yoga course, suitable for those with experience, led by Kathy Howard, Iyengar yoga teacher.

This class is for those who have some experience of yoga. Not sure if this class is appropriate for you? Contact Kathy and she can advise you: kathyrhoward@yahoo.co.uk.

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Yoga

Yoga was first codified in the yoga sutra of Patanjali sometime between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D. Traditionally the aim of yoga is ‘kaivalya’ or emancipation. Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga ( yoga of 8 ‘limbs’ or stages) includes asana (posture) and pranayama (breath control), as the 3rd and 4th stages.

In modern times asana and pranayama practices have been popularised on the basis of their benefits to health and general well-being. No particular religious affiliation is required in order to benefit from yoga practice.

Iyengar yoga

BKS Iyengar (1918 - 2014) systematised over 200 classical asanas and many pranayama techniques. In his system emphasis is placed on precise alignment in the postures. Use is made of props such as belts, blocks, bricks, and blankets in order that students of any level can work safely and effectively within the asanas. It is one of the most practiced forms of yoga worldwide.

Once a student is stable in their postural practice observation of the breath is introduced, initially in savasana (relaxation), which leads on to pranayama.

The benefits of regular practice can include enhanced flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination, as well as improved mental clarity and emotional stability.

Please note: this course is not suitable for under 18 years olds

Led By: 
Gender: 
Mixed
Category: 
Yoga
Location: 
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
How To Book: 
Advance payment required
Spaces Available: 
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