Gentle yoga is an ideal way to start exercising for those of us who are less flexible – due to age, injury or illness, just ask any doctor. From a medical perspective, it is known that yoga helps to trigger the Parasympathetic Nervous System or PNS. The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into equilibrium. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily. When this system gets out of balance, or when the Sympathetic nervous system, SNS gets over-stimulated, the PNS helps to bring all back in balance. It is believed that if the PNS is over worked or under-active, illness pervades. Thus, the different approaches of yoga, movement, breathing and meditation, help to stimulate the PNS and generally beneficial overall body, mind well-being.
Yoga can work for many different types of bodies, many different stages in life, and for each person's many different moods. While for some a Power Yoga class may seem like the way to go, for others a gentle yoga class may be optimal.
Gentle Yoga focuses on stretching and relaxing the body using a gentler approach to postures providing the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this. Gentle yoga also know as senior yoga is a class of floor based exercises for gentle stretching legs and hips, along with soft standing movement and chair based exercises. combined with breath exercises and relaxation.
This form of Yoga is suitable for people with more limited mobility, ME, arthritis, recovering from long term-illness or operation or simply you like yoga but like a softer style. This is one of YogaMindSpaces specialist classes and is held at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living. all bookings should be done through the centre.
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