"For undisturbed calmness of mind cultivate
friendliness towards the happy,
compassion for the unhappy,
delight in the virtuous,
and disregard for the wicked."
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

 

Welcome

In our hectic world of hassle and stress, Yoga is the perfect antidote.

Life today in the UK is very busy, our working hours are the longest in Europe. We live in one of the most densely populated areas of the world. It's becoming more and more difficult to achieve quite ordinary things, getting repairs done, travelling to work and doing the weekly shop; these all raise our levels of tension almost without us knowing. Unfortunately we tend to forget about our health whilst we have it! We grab food and eat on the move, we can't find time to take exercise and without noticing we end up in a state of almost permanent tension. One of the most positive things you can do in your life is to take up yoga. Diffuse that tension before it builds up like steam in a kettle and the lid blows off!

Stretch out, Tone Up and Relax

As well as a clear organised mind Yoga benefits you in many other ways. It leaves you feeling full of energy whilst calm, if practiced regularly it can leave you free of aches and pains. It improves your posture, lengthens your muscles and increases your flexibility making you look slimmer and taller. Yoga raises your awareness of your body, improves your co-ordination and balance and helps you manage stress. It stimulates your immune system, improves your sleep patterns and helps regulate your hormones. Yoga increases muscle tone, improves digestion and aids weight management. Yoga can really make a difference to the quality of your life.

So Yoga helps you keep your life in balance and anyone can practice it. Why not come along to a class with Jacqui and give it a try? All the classes are in West Yorkshire, in the Leeds, Castleford and Pontefract area, they are warm and friendly and you work at your own pace!. Yoga is not about twisting yourself into complicated knotted up shapes. Doing the most difficult postures is not the goal. Sometimes NOT doing a posture is the yogic thing to do. You do as much or as little as you feel like on the day. Yoga is never a competitive activity; you must work to your own level of ability and comfort. As long as your alignment is not harming your body it is not important whether or not your pose looks graceful. You have to start from where you are!

  British Wheel of Yoga
Established in 1965 the British Wheel of Yoga is the governing body for Yoga in the UK. With a nationwide network of over 3,000 qualified teachers, they promote yoga classes to the general public. Membership provides various benefits such as; discounts on yoga equipment from their online shop, insurance and a quarterly magazine. Contact the Wheel for details about joining http://www.bwy.org.uk/ or click here to visit the Yorkshire BWY site.