OASIS OF PEACE IN A BUSY WORLD
It took me a little while to adjust to this new yoga discipline but now I’m beginning to understand it and am starting to feel the benefits especially in my legs. I also think that the relaxation session is well thought out and practiced and creates an oasis of peace in a busy world. Thank you.
Philippa R., Hatha Yoga practitioner for over 20 years, 2011.
My feedback is that I really enjoyed the 4 mornings and would definitely sign up again.
My hip felt better than it has done for a long time the week after, and I am now thinking about trying to get to another class each week – in addition to the current Tues morning class I attend.
What could be improved – maybe some flexibility that you book to come for 3 of the 4 days … as sometimes things crop up at short notice or unexpectedly.
Pauline, Abingdon , August 2017
It was great to try out 4 consecutive days but sadly this was definitely “too much” for me and I felt rather grotty for about a day afterwards though am fine now.
I enjoyed trying out new/ different poses and sequences including the flow yoga (?) on day 4 though suspect that the latter is particularly demanding in terms of energy.
Key features for cfs/ M.E. recovery are:
Pacing of activity and ensuring rest between periods of activity
Extending the amount and rate of activity very carefully.
Pushing the boundaries is good and necessary but too much too soon is counterproductive.
It’s a difficult balancing act to get it right ! (So, yoga once a week is fine for me but every day not fine – yet !)
I’m convinced that doing yoga over the last year or so has been really positive for me. Indeed a couple of weeks ago whilst walking with friends in the Italian Alps they were amazed at what I could do compared with a year ago!
(Photo of me in my favourite sort of place is attached !).
It’s interesting that many people have reported the benefits of yoga for cfs/M.E. and indeed some teachers offer classes particularly for those affected.
So I plan to continue with yoga and would like to extend/ expand what I do in due course.
Sue, August 2017
During labour focus on breathing
Our baby girl arrived on Tuesday. We got home today. She is doing well. I am a bit stiff but sure I’ll recover soon. Tried to focus on the yoga relaxation tactics throughout labour and must have worked as we got there in the end with only gas and air. Some of the positions came in handy too, so thanks Laurence for all your advice.
Catherine, May 2015