Want to exercise but feel that the usual exercise classes are too much for you?
Then come along to the Gordon Jardine Yoga classes running every Tuesday.
Gentle yoga is a style of yoga that is far less strenuous than other forms. It is less intense, so it can be very useful for people who are not capable of fulfilling the demands of other practices, such as seniors, women who are pregnant, practitioners who are recovering from injury, those who are in very poor physical condition, or even those who are simply looking for a more relaxed workout. This practice can also be beneficial to those who already are quite fit but who lack the overall flexibility to be able to do some of the more intense yoga poses.
The way that gentle yoga works without putting any unnecessary strain on the practitioner is by using modifications of standard hatha yoga poses. Sometimes, this simply means that the yogi does not go as deep into a specific posture as he or she otherwise would. For instance, when performing a warrior pose, a practitioner will keep the feet slightly closer together, so that the front leg does not have to bend all the way down to a 90° angle. As a result, this pose puts less strain on the thigh muscles and is easier to perform.
All ages welcome.