‘Find your Edge – Yoga for Sport’ Saturday 22nd September 2018, 9.30am-12pm, Kinellar Community Hall, Blackburn
Are you training for a 10k, a marathon? Are you a regular golfer, cyclist or preparing for another challenging sporting event? Join us in this Yoga workshop to discover how Yoga can give you the sporting edge you’re looking for.
Strength in the body can lead to areas of extreme tightness, which in itself can present an increased risk of injury. When applied correctly yoga helps to counteract tightness and immobility in muscles that are commonly used in more athletic activities – running, cycling, weight training, cross fit, martial arts.
Strong hamstrings, quads, and shoulders are necessary, but left unchecked that strength can lead to muscular imbalance and injury. It can also slow down progress if the body is in pain, or struggling with a necessary range of movement. For example, strong hamstrings are great for running, but tight hamstrings may also begin to cause back pain; strong shoulders may lead to imbalance, and loss of mobility and shoulder rotation; and tight hip flexors can lead to back pain, or knee pain.
Yoga helps you to better understand your body. Through yoga you can begin to notice where you’re strong or weak, tight or flexible which allows you to begin correcting those problems straight away. By focusing on areas that are tight yoga practice can improves mobility and brings some balance to the body.
The session will include dynamic poses to warm up your muscles and loosen your joints, passive holds to relax and stretch tight muscles, and resting poses along with breathing and meditation to encourage mental relaxation and strengthen your resolve in achieving your goal. Light, healthy refreshments will be available during a short break.
Beginners to Yoga are most welcome. Just come along with an open mind, do your best and find what feels good for you.
For further information place, please get in touch. To book your place, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Karen & Lis Xxx
‘Autumnal Yoga’ Sunday 7th October 2018, 10am-12.30pm, Daviot Village Hall
More details coming soon.
‘A Winter Meditation’ Friday 30th November 2018, 7-9.30pm, Daviot Village Hall
More details coming soon.
‘Soak Up The Solstice’
Friday 22nd June 2018, 7-8.30pm at the Back ‘O’ Bennachie, Aberdeenshire
We enjoyed a magical evening of Yoga in the great outdoors to celebrate the Summer Solstice – the height of the Sun’s energy on the Earth’s solar path – and took the opportunity to reflect on our positive intentions for 2018.
The group moved through a sequence of postures to harness the Sun’s energy, followed by a guided meditation to acknowledge abundance and extend gratitude for everything good in our lives.
We were blessed with sunshine at the ‘Back ‘O’ Bennachie’ picnic area, a quiet, spacious, grassy spot surrounded by the ancient geological and natural history of the Bennachie mountain range.
The event was suitable for all abilities including beginners and light refreshments were enjoyed afterwards. Thank you to all who joined us xxx
‘Your Yoga, Your Way’
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10am-12.30pm at the Daviot Village Hall, nr Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Rona and I introduced a simple sequence of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as some helpful Yoga wisdom, that helped our Yogis lay the foundations of a regular Yoga practice that fits in with their goals and lifestyle.
The session encouraged us to all to reconnect with the healthy intentions we set at the start of the year and connected as a group as we enjoyed light refreshments – thanks for the healthy flapjacks Rona x
The event was suitable for all abilities.
‘Yoga…And so to Bed’
Friday 23rd February 2018, 7-9.30pm at the Daviot Village Hall, nr Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Yogis enjoyed a cosy evening of restorative and relaxing Yoga. We all left ready for a good night’s rest and rejuvenated for the weekend ahead.
Rona and I guided a sequence of Yoga postures and breathing techniques followed by a blissful ‘Yoga Nidra’ (a guided meditation that encourages mental, emotional and physical relaxation). Overall the session was be passive – designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and induce a state of relaxation to allow the body to move towards greater balance.
As always light, home-made refreshments were enjoyed by all.
This event was suitable for all abilities.
‘Your Year, Your Self’
Saturday 6th January 2018, 10-12.30pm at the Daviot Village Hall, nr Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
We enjoyed a healthy, balanced and joyful start to 2018 as we set clear and honest intentions from the heart for the year ahead.
Attendees were introduced a pinch of Yoga philosophy along with a sequence of postures, breath work, an easy meditation and a nourishing relaxation.
Light, warm and home-made refreshments kept us all energised.
‘Festive Meditation for Beginners’
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 7.30-8.30pm at the Kintore Public Hall, Aberdeenshire
Prana Mama Yoga hosted this ‘Festive Meditation for Beginners event for attendees to enjoy some calm and relaxation during the run up to Christmas and New Year 2017.
We raised £150 in aid of Kayleigh’s Wee Stars,
A huge thank you to all who attended. It was a wonderful evening Xxx