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Welcome to Rise Yoga Kensal Rise
Yoga is now almost universally understood and acknowledged, by professionals right across the health and wellbeing spectrum, to be of invaluable benefit to people of all ages, stages, shapes and sizes.
Whilst the ancient practice of Yoga, when practiced effectively and regularly, is undoubtedly a strengthener, toner and calorie burner, it is so much more than simply a strengthening exercise. Even gentle Yoga poses, such as those found in a typical Yin Yoga class, can ease stress, improve balance, and boost energy.
Yoga’s star has been rising quickly and steadily since the turn of the 21st century. The practice has entered the mainstream lexicon and passed from the realms of ‘fringe activity’ to widely known and accepted activity, much in the same way jogging/running did in the early 1960’s (both activities have of course been around forever but received a mid century boost of consciousness in Western culture).
Yoga however, again akin to running, goes far beyond being a passing trend. Yoga is a form of exercise, but it’s more than that. Steady breathing is vitally important, as it affects your nervous system in beneficial ways that go beyond burning calories or making muscles stronger. Simply learning to plant your feet firmly as you do a pose strengthens the connections that keep you coordinated and flexible, for example.
Some of the many, and well documented, benefits of Yoga (alongside being a fun, enjoyable, positive and relaxing way to spend an hour or so) include:
Increased energy and brighter moods
You will feel increased mental and physical energy, improved alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings once you are in a regular routine of Yoga practice.
Better Joint Health
Gentle Yoga eases joint discomfort. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength in a healthy and sustainable way. Moving from pose to pose helps improve joint mobility.
Regular Yoga practice can reduce levels of body-wide inflammation that contribute to the progression of heart disease. It may even lead to healthier blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood-sugar levels, and body weight. Yoga isn’t a substitute for moderate-intensity exercise like walking, jogging or cycling but makes an excellent partner to regular exercise.
Back Pain Relief
Yoga is excellent for easing the symptoms of and guarding against lower back problems.
Study after study shows that people all of all types, from all backgrounds and going through all kinds of life events see positive benefits in terms of stress, anxiety and mental wellbeing from committing to a regular program of Yoga practice.
Which types of Yoga can I practice at Rise Yoga Kensal Rise?
Our philosophy at Rise Yoga Space is to provide the local community with a beautiful Yoga studio, open for all to learn, enjoy and benefit from Yoga in a relaxed and non judgemental environment with excellent teaching.
The 3 forms of Yoga we currently choose to offer are as follows:
Vinyasa Flow (or just ‘Flow’) Yoga Classes
The more dynamic (and contemporary) of our three styles, Flow Yoga strings sequences of poses together, sychronized very closely with the breath. A fantastic all encompassing form of yoga which will strongly benefit both mind and body.
Hatha Yoga Classes
Hatha classes tend to focus on one pose at a time, with rest in between. Hatha is an ancient system of Yoga which very much assists in bringing peace to body and mind.
Yin Yoga Classes
Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, held mainly on the floor. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin is a very restorative form of Yoga and offers a much deeper type of access to the body.
So, whether you’re a highly experienced Yogi, or an absolute beginner, we’re confident you’ll find something unique, something enjoyable and something beneficial at Rise Yoga Kensal Rise. We’d love to see you at the studio sometime very soon!