Types of classes
Custom yoga classes for the elderly
Yoga is good for everyone, age plays no role. You can also decide at any time in your life to start it. In yoga practice breathing and relaxation are closely linked and both important for physical and mental health. It may be in old age that one is not able, or just don’t feel like joining a longer yoga class. Especially for these people, there are short classes of one hour per week. There are virtually no difficult or very strenuous exercises in these classes. Lees meer
Yoga is good for everyone, age plays no role. You also can decide at any time in your life to start it. The different body postures (asanas) are carried out by beginners in a different way than by advanced students. It is not about competition, but about everyone’s personal development. The breathing exercises (pranayama) generally require less adjustment. At yoga breathing and relaxation are closely linked and both important for physical and mental health. The classes for children, pregnant women and the medical lesson are of course modified, and the same goes for the elderly classes.
In old age may be one is not able to follow, or just doesn’t feel like a longer yoga class of ninety minutes or more. Especially for these people, there are short classes of one hour per week, of which the costs are lower. There are virtually no difficult postures in these classes or very strenuous exercises as full arm balance, head stand or strong backbends. Instead there is extra attention for relaxation, breathing and relaxing forward bends.
In addition, there is attention for the stretching of the limbs in order to stimulate the blood circulation.
To adapt the exercises to everyone’s individual level there are miscellaneous tools (props) such as blankets, belts, ropes on the walls, benches, boxes, blocks, bows, eye covers (for the relaxation, at the end of the lesson), chairs, mats, etc.
Custom yoga classes at medical complaints
Medical complaints can be of various kinds, such as head, neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee or ankle complaints. This may have been caused by wrong bearing or overburden, accidents or after surgery. Psychological problems can have a cause in here as well, such as stress, depression, etc. In the medical class the yoga exercises are adjusted to the individual problems, so the exercises (asanas) will have the most effect, without forcing the body. Lees meer
Muscle and joint complaints are quite common in old age, here the exercise can give an improvement. Also with circulation-problems this is the case, it also affects the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, intestine and eventually the whole body. Proper breathing, knowing how you can relax, movement of the body and proper diet are the basis for health. Yoga aims to balance both body and mind, to make better use of your energy. Also if a body gets somewhat older, it needs attention and care, while heavy sports are too strenuous. In this case, yoga is a good alternative.
It could also be that the general condition or the energy level is so low that there is a need therefore to join a custom class. There may be several reasons for this, after a long illness or being bedridden or after surgery. There is special for very tired people a custom class in which no effort is required and the body postures are done mainly lying with props as a support. Lees meer
Relaxing is the key.
There is also a possibility at both locations to follow classes for pregnant women. Attention is given to all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, supports with yoga exercises, breathing exercises, relaxation and awareness. There is also opportunity for postnatal yoga, and also this is given at both locations. After having a baby the female body often is out of balance and still has a low energy level. The hormone system must be balanced again (also depending on whether or not breast-feeding). Lees meer
The pregnancy yoga is given in both locations. Attention is given to all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, supported with yoga exercises, breathing exercises, relaxation and awareness.
Then there is also the possibility of postnatal yoga, and it too is featured on both locations. After having a baby the female body is often out of balance and still has a low energy inventory. The hormone level must be balanced again (also depending on whether or not breast-feeding).
A similar change also by women during menopause. The accents of symptoms are different, but in a way the same yoga poses can both be done during the postnatal period as during menopause, that are helping, revitalizing and harmonizing.
Physical movement and a busy nature are natural for a child. Body and spirit of a child are still in development and that is why it is vital to stimulate the need for motion. Yoga promotes health, breathing and concentration. In addition to being active yoga also teaches to relax and gives peace without competition. Fun in practicing is what comes first. Lees meer
Physical movement and a busy nature are natural for a child. A child’s body and mind are still in development and that is why it is vital to stimulate the need of motion. Sitting still in schools or in cars or behind the TV and computer asks for compensation by relaxing motion. Yoga can offer this for children as with as adults.
Yoga stimulates health, breathing and concentration. In addition to activity yoga teaches also relaxation and brings calmness. In the classes there is no competition. The physical exercises (asanas) will be light and playful in the dynamic energizing children’s class. The child learns to know the body and becomes aware of his breath, will become alert of the body getting out of balance. Every child has his own problems which also will be taken into account. Fun in practicing is what comes first.
If you meditate, sit down quietly, and are going to be aware of the here and now, that brings you back to yourself, your true self, your soul, a deeper inner knowing. Lees meer