WHAT IS GENTLE YOGA?
"In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us." Moshe Feldenkrais
Many people think they can't do yoga, get discouraged, and never begin. This class provides a safe non-competitive approach to get you started. Gentle Yoga is for every "body" and not limited by age or ability. Everyone has a different approach or style that works for their body. Like other styles of yoga, the benefits are equal and can have a greater impact on your nervous system. Practiced mostly lying down, with some seated and standing poses, we move slowly focusing on the breath. Moving slowly takes practice and don't be surprised if you let yourself feel a relaxation response like a sigh of relief, a more relaxed breath, or perhaps stirring up emotional feelings. It's all good. You're encouraged to feel the sensations in your body while working within your own pain-free range. Moving with your breath will keep your mind engaged and provide a more relaxing experience. While this is great for a beginner, it's also a gentle reminder for the more advanced to slow it down, de-stress and nurture yourself. Remember ...."what happens on the mat doesn't need to stay on the mat”!