Yoga for the Inflexibles: Beginners and Beyond was created to counter the common misconception that you have to be flexible to practice Yoga. Physical flexibility is a by-product of Yoga, and your age, size, or stiffness are no barriers to you beginning a fruitful practice. This feature is designed to show you that Yoga is about your relationship with yourself, and how to improve it. Ultimately, this Yoga programme is about feeling good.
In this programme you will learn how to: - Deeply Relax - Develop a relationship with your breath - Release toxins from all your vital organs and body systems to feel cleansed and revived - Enhance the production of endorphins ('happy vibes') - Tone and lengthen muscles - Open your joints - Start to develop a relationship with your spine - Achieve a number of classical yoga postures - Massage and stimulate your digestive system - Release stress and anxiety - Feel a balance and harmony between mind, body and spirit - Experience a workout as a warm, sensuous and fluid personal experience. As opposed to rigid, empty exercise for merely cosmetic benefits
This feature includes: warm up, main practice; cool down; short relax; Yoga Nidra deep relaxation; several posture explanations. Jamie Heseltine is an Omega Institute certified teacher, having completed her teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2003. She has worked and written for Yoga Magazine, and is currently based in London where she was one of Timeout's leading personal trainers in 2010.Jamie's philosophy is of a Yoga for feeling good, as opposed to finding new ways to contort yourself into a pretzel.