Yoga, Pilates & Alexander Technique
The benefits of Yoga
Originating in India, yoga is an ancient system of physical, mental and spiritual practices to foster relaxation and well-being. It involves a series of physical poses, concentration and deep breathing.
If you are grieving, yoga can provide a gentle space where you can feel connected to the present. Yoga for grief is often focused on breathing techniques and movements that can help you to sit with your grief and process your feelings. Mindfulness techniques and body scans may also help you notice and release any areas of your body where you are holding your pain.
A yoga class specially designed for grief or healing can also connect you with other people who are going through similar situations. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others who can resonate with how you are feeling can be a huge support.
What is Pilates?
Pilates concentrates on strengthening the body with a particular emphasis on core strength. It helps to improve general fitness and well-being. Similar to yoga, pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility, together with the mind-body connection. During the exercises, you need to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves. This focus on the present moment can help you to step out of stressful feelings and to have some quiet, healing time.
The Alexander Technique
The Alexander technique teaches you how to be more aware of your body, to improve posture and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way. It can help you to identify and break harmful habits that often build up, especially during times of stress. Being more mindful of our posture and how we move can also help to prevent problems in the future.