It's been a great year with more and more Yoga classes added to the timetable to accommodate many clients. Classes include traditional Yoga moves but offer some diversifications and updated exercise prescription to provide safe and effective body conditioning programmes.
All of my Yoga classes improve flexibility and strength and have particular focus on the shoulders, spine and hips, all of which can be prone to injury.
Well I've just finished teaching my last classes for the year. It was great fun to see my lovely clients striking their Yoga Poses and Pilates moves wearing their Santa Hats....thanks for entering into the Christmas spirit!
A particular highlight for me personally has been developing my Yoga and Pilates practice in the heat. I've found that practising in the heat leaves my body feeling amazing for hours. Of course, it's necessary to avoid heat exhaustion, stay fully hydrated, avoid electrolyte depletion and the over stretching of ligaments but if you find the right teacher and studio, Hot Mind and Body practice can be wonderful.
I first discovered Hot Yoga in New York several years ago and since then have relied on getting my Hot Yoga training from trips to London visiting this really great Hot Pod and following the amazing Hot Yoga Doctor Gabrielle Raiz. I've also been developing my own Hot Yoga practice in my dedicated workspace at home and I'm excited about the increase in popularity of Hot Yoga in the UK. I've recently been attending a great Hot Yoga Centre which has opened locally. We all know that normal Yoga is championed for improving strength and flexibility, joint mobility as well as reducing stress. Hot Yoga has all of these wonderful benefits but in larger quantities due to the added bonus of the heat. In addition, Hot Yoga can also promote weight loss and improve the circulatory system and have a hugely detoxifying effect on the body, which is why I just love it.
Now that I've developed my Hot Yoga training and truly become a Hot Yoga addict, I decided I wanted to find a suitable instructor to complete my Hot Pilates training. I've been a big fan of Rachel Holmes and Kelly Reed-Banks, having completed some training with them a few years ago, so they were the obvious choice. Rachel and Kelly are both incredibly knowledgable and always ensure that I get the most out of my practice, so I was delighted when I completed my training with them earlier this month. I can now look forward to delivering both Hot Yoga and Pilates classes in 2015.
So as Christmas and 2015 is almost upon us, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you all find some calm and peaceful time-out during the hectic times and have a New Year full of exciting possibilities, good health and happiness.
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