Focus: Yoga for improving balance and building strength. This class has an emphasis on poses that will heighten your sense of balance. It also includes asanas that will enhance overall body strength. Maintaining balance in a yoga pose requires input from multiple sensory fields. Whilst balancing we are continually receiving and processing information from our eyes, inner ears and the muscles throughout our whole body. This information helps us to orientate ourselves in space and remain stable whilst moving or remaining still. With practice we are able to improve our sense of balance to the point where we can maintain equilibrium in potentially precarious positions. In addition to key balancing poses this class also includes asanas that will strengthen your arms, legs and core muscle groups. Although this type of practice is ideal for people of all ages it will be especially beneficial for more elderly practitioners as it can help to counteract age related deterioration in balance, muscle tone and bone density. Over time this can make you more stable on your feet and less prone to falls.
Key Poses: Garudasana, vrksasana, vasisthasana, paripurna navasana.
Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 60 min