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Gravity Yoga

Gravity Yoga Course

Gravity yoga is accessible to all giving you the ability to gain and improve mobility.

Gravity yoga is for all levels of flexibility or lack of it.
Join us and unlock those stiff hips, release those tense shoulders and loosen up those tight legs.
It is a mat based stretching with very targeted and passive stretches  designed to gain mobility and improve your range of motion.  It incorporates myofascial release and a three -pronged approach to the nervous system and soft tissue change.
We practice long hold poses, from 2 to 5 minutes,  that can all be modified so that everyone can gain and improve their range of motion. Wet noodle is the first part which states that muscles stretch best when relaxed so we aim to relax as much as possible. The second part of the three pronged approach is to incorporate breathing techniques to relax the body and turn off the stretching reflex and stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system and so releases muscle tension. Third part is that we gain flexibility by spending time under passive  tension. We aim to meet or beat our hold time every session.

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Benefits

  • Gain mobility/flexibility

  • Improves sleep for many

  • Reduces stress

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Improves well -being

  • Improves your posture

“Yoga is not just repetition of a few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life”

Amit Ray

Iyengar Yoga Class Triangle

What To Expect

Our courses are run 1-1 or as a group.  You will warm up initially, and then practice the breathing techniques that will take you though the class. We will then move into the holds. All holds can be modified as need as the aim is to gain flexibility so we start wherever you are at today.  Sessions can be from a half hour or an hour. It can be a top to toe stretching session or it can focus on a specific area that you would like to work on. You will be expected to stretch for about 15 minutes per day between sessions allowing you to practice and develop. A pose chart will be given to guide you, alongside this you can contact us to ask any questions you might have.