The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga holistically heals the body and mind and therefore has many health benefits. Yoga has been proven to help prevent many degenerative diseases. Regular practice helps improve muscle tone, balance, coordination, strength and confidence.
You may not reach your toes after your first Yoga class, however, with continued practice, even the most difficult poses can become achievable.
Helps Alignment and Posture
Poor posture can cause back, neck and other muscle and joint problems. Yoga helps you become aware of your posture and the correct alignment of your body not just on the mat but throughout the day.
Increases your Blood Flow & Heart Rate & Lowers Blood Pressure
Yoga helps your circulation and increases the volume of oxygenated cells which helps your body to function to its optimum. Due to Yoga being restorative and relaxing as well as an exercise, it helps to lower your blood pressure.
Helps you Focus
Studies have found that regular practice of yoga improves coordination, reaction time, balance, memory and even IQ scores.
Improves your Immune System
Meditation has a beneficial effect on our immune system. Pranayama helps cleanse the body of toxins and keeps allergies and viruses at bay.
Sam B Yoga qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs BSY) with Distinction and Sivananda Yoga Teacher (200hrs).
All classes are now ONLINE.
There are many benefits to doing an online class.
- You are in the comfort of your own home.
- You save time.
- You reduce your carbon footprint.
- You can roll out of bed and onto the mat in the morning and roll off the mat into bed in the evening.
- You can have your camera on or off.
- You widen your connections with enlightened people.
Note: A good teacher will be able to verbally adjust your postures and enhance your own mind-body connection, wisdom and own ability to heal.
In line with your natural circadian rhythm and energy levels, Sam’s classes are designed to be slower in the evening and active in the morning. In the morning, you want to be turning your body and mind on and igniting all the cells in your body with oxygen, positivity and energy. In the evening, you want to be turning the body and mind off, releasing tension and letting go of any stresses you have had in your day.
Classes can be paid monthly or drop-in. Each month there is a different theme or focus which will be explored and slowly built upon to deepen your practice.
End the day by checking in, releasing what you don’t need and turning your body to rest and digest. Each class consists of a gentle a flow and then moves into some Yin and restorative postures to trigger your rest and digest and help give you a good nights sleep.
Make sure you have enough space for this practice and surround yourself with pillows and blankets to support you. Make sure your space is quiet and has a pleasant ambience to aid your relaxation.
Join Sam every Wednesday at 8 pm.
Wake up with a yes, yes, YES! This energising power yoga sequence will enable you to start the day the right way with vigour, vitality and positivity. Yoga has the power to give you a sustained level of energy, focus and concentration to help you to achieve all you need to in the day and still have time to relax. It is like a mind-body reset and is as important as breakfast.
This class is only a short 40 minutes so that you can still get your self ready for the rest of your day whether venturing out or working from home.
Join Sam every Thursday at 7 am.
Pump up you Om
Sam is a Tee Yoga specialist and teaches this class specifically to this age group. These classes incorporate all aspects of wellbeing for your developing teen. They are each packed full of tips, techniques and ideas to optimise their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Your teen will feel strengthened, empowered, energised, inspired and super relaxed as the balance is restored back into their busy lives.
Join Sam every Tuesday at 5 pm.
I find Samantha’s yoga sessions great for physical and mental wellbeing. I run a lot and the yoga definitely helps in terms off being more relaxed and ready to run. My muscles don’t feel as tight, I get into a running rhythm more easily, and this has a beneficial effect on my run times. Samantha’s approach to the sessions is to lead with a rhythmic style from one pose to the next, explained very well with reference to breathing at every stage. Much recommended.
I have been doing yoga with Sam for about four months now. Her classes have had such a positive impact on the way I feel, both mentally and physically. Sam is a great teacher – she has a really calming voice and manner and she takes time to explain the positions and how they should feel. I feel relaxed, rebalanced and strong after her classes. Thank you, Sam.