De-stress with Humming Bee Breath

Humming Bee Breath

De-Stress with Humming Bee Breath.
The Humming Bee Breath involves making a series of long, humming sounds – ‘mmmmmmmmm’.
It has a direct impact on the pituitary gland, which influences the ‘relaxation response’, counteracting our ‘stress response’. It can be deeply calming when done. An effective tool
for everyone.

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Yoga Therapy, Gentle Yoga

Which Class is Right for Me?

If you want to improve your strength and flexibility in a supported way, using a few props, come to the Thursday night Gentle Hatha Class. If you want to improve your strength and flexibility and feel like you’ve had a workout, come to the Easy Ashtanga Class. All classes are for beginners.

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3 stretches for SIJ discomfort

My Top 3 Stretches for Back Pain/SIJ discomfort

If you are feeling discomfort in the lower back or sacrum, these are my top three stretches that have helped me.

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Cobra

Upward Facing Dog

When you are starting out on your yoga journey, doing a Cobra, instead of an upward facing dog initially, can be a useful exercise. By finding the stretch across the back of the upper back in the Cobra first, allows you to experience the sort of sensation you will be looking for in the upward facing dog. We want to feel it in the upper back, not in the lower back.

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Pregnancy Yoga

Pelvic Floor Exercises

The Importance of:
Good Muscle Tone in the Pelvic Floor
It turns out that pelvic exercises are actually important in many stages of a woman’s life. They are super important for during pregnancy and postnatally, but also as we head toward menopause and later life.

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Pregnancy Yoga – Breathing Tools

During each pregnancy yoga class, a few breathing techniques will be weaved throughout the session. The aim is to empower you with a few tools to help calm the breath and focus the mind. Below are some breathing tools described, so you can give them a go at home.

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Yoga in Onehunga, Yoga for beginners

The Breath

A key aspect of Ashtanga Yoga is the Ujjayi breath (pronounced oo-jai).

The Ujjayi breath can be very soothing and it gives the mind something to focus on, due to the gentle aspirant sound which is generated at the base of the throat. Try out this short guided breathing exercise.

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Stepping back

When you first start Ashtanga Yoga the transition of the jump back between the seated poses can be daunting.

As with every element of this yoga practice there is a way to modify it to where you are at.

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Safe Shoulders

There are a lot of press-ups in Ashtanga Yoga, so I think it’s really important to get some technique up front around this area – to prevent injuries.

I’ll give you lots of options in class, but please ask me if you aren’t sure where you should work in this pose.

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