Yoga and Meditation Classes in Horsham

Vinyasa Flow Yoga:

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Description:
Flow yoga is a term given to a style of yoga where the practitioner moves gracefully from one pose to the next and the class, or practice, becomes almost like a dance.
Each movement in to or out of a posture is made on an inhalation or exhalation, so the yoga unites the breath with the movement in a choreographed sequence. The flowing movements will be combined with some longer holds of certain postures.
The class will begin with gentler movements to warm up the body, then into progressively more challenging flowing sequences. These may include balances, inversions and peak poses. It will end with calmer, deeper stretches, and floor-based asana practice.

Increased flexibility: While you don't always hold a stretch for a super long time in vinyasa yoga, by repeating postures and movements you do accumulate the 60 seconds recommended by ACSM to benefit, flexibility-wise.
Mental focus: One of the most substantial benefits of vinyasa yoga is its ability to calm the mind. Instead of worrying about ordinary daily problems, you focus entirely on the breath, movement and pose sequences. This makes vinyasa yoga a moving meditation.
Cardiovascular conditioning: A 2004 study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology showed that two months of yoga training improved people's fitness levels and resulted in better exercise tolerance. While the cardiovascular benefits aren't quite the same as running a marathon, vinyasa certainly provides enough of a benefit to improve your health and wellbeing.
Calorie-burn: This flowing movement of vinyasa also burns calories, which helps you maintain or lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume a day. In 45 minutes of vinyasa, a 150-pound woman burns 415 calories.

Muscle development: it does contribute to toned muscles and functional strength.

Yoga, including vinyasa, helps teach your body how to mitigate the stress response by using the breath and mental focus. A research review published in a 2011 issue of the International Journal of Yoga concluded that regular yoga practice does indeed improve sleep, reduce stress, quell anxiety and treat addiction.
 
Price: £9 / session. (Maximum of students per class 10)
  
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Meditation:
 
Duration: 1 hour
Description:
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment.
Each session I will be using different techniques and in a long term I will be combining some of them depending on the level my students will be.
Possible techniques:
Mantras
Chanting
Candle glaze
Breathing techniques
Guide meditation
Opening the chakras (using different scents and oils).
  
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Benefits:
Meditation benefits people with or without acute medical illness or stress.
People who meditate regularly have been shown to feel less anxiety and depression.
Helps experiencing more enjoyment and appreciation of life and it is proved the relationships with others will be improved.
Meditation produces a state of deep relaxation and a sense of balance or equanimity.
Meditation may also be a valuable complementary therapy for allergies and asthma because of the role stress plays in these conditions.

Based upon clinical evidence as well as theoretical understanding, meditation is considered to be one of the better therapies for panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, substance dependence and abuse, ulcers, colitis, chronic pain, psoriasis, and dysthymic disorder.
It is considered to be a valuable adjunctive therapy for moderate hypertension (high blood pressure), prevention of cardiac arrest (heart attack), prevention of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), arthritis (including fibromyalgia), cancer, insomnia, migraine, and prevention of stroke.


Price: £9 / session.  (Maximum of students per class 10)
  

Call on 07849 464483 for details

Silvia's website is: "www.amariyoga.co.uk

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