Pippa's Restorative Hatha Yoga
Learn the basic moves
Calms the Mind,
Strengthens the Body
Incorporating 'Face Yoga'
Its not about getting tied up in knots! Flexibility comes with practise.
Beginners Yoga for
Yoga for any fitness.
Postures are progressive depending
Chair Yoga also Available.
The Benefits of Yoga
- Increased flexibility and joint range of motion increases.
- Increased lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons.
- Improves posture.
- Massaging ALL organs of the body.
- Detoxification - Optimum blood flow to all parts of the body. Flushing out toxins and providing nourishment.
- Tones muscles.
- Stress relief - breathing exercises helps emotional balance through detachment. You stay in the here and now and forget any worries for a while. This creates a calmness and positive outlook (recharges your battery!) so you are better able to cope with every day stresses.
- Strengthens the back (Core muscles/core strength).
- Helps in weight management.
- Helps with autonomic nervous system equilibrium.
- Cardiovascular System efficiency improves (Pulse rate decreases, bood pressure decreases).
- Respiratory rate decreases, efficiency increases.
- Gastrointestinal function normalizes (digestion and elimination).
- Breath holding time increases.
- Grip strength increases.
- Eye-hand co-ordination increases.
- Balance/steadiness improves.
- Dexterity skills improve.
- Endurance increases.
- Energy levels increase.
- Weight normalizes.
- Sleep improves.
- Immunity improves.
- Pain decreases.
- Intergrated functioning of body parts improves.
Psychololgical Benefits - Heigthened brain function due to improved blood circulation: providing the brain with sufficient fuel and efficient removal of toxins
- Mood improves and well being increases.
- Self acceptance increases.
- Social adjustment increases.
- Anxiety and depression decrease.
- Hostility decreases.
- Concentration improves.
- Memory improves.
- Learning efficiency improves.
Yoga Health Benefits versus Exercise Benefits
- Yoga Benefits
- Parasympathetic Nervous System dominates
- Subcortical regions of brain dominate
- Slow dynamic and static movements
- Normalization of muscle tone
- Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments
- Low caloric consumption
- Effort is minimized, relaxed
- Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)
- Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups
- Noncompetitive, process-oriented
- Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and the infinite)
- Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness
- Exercise Benefits
- Sympathetic Nervous System dominates
- Cortical regions of brain dominate
- Rapid forceful movements
- Increased muscle tension
- Higher risk of injury
- Moderate to high caloric consumption
- Effort is maximized
- Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)
- Imbalance activity of opposing groups
- Competitive, goal-oriented
- Awareness is external (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)
- Boredom factor.