The last year has been challenging for teachers around the world as they tried to navigate the new normal, including schooling from home. There has been an alarming rise in mental anxiety and demotivation amongst individuals everywhere. As part of our wellness series, we are proud to introduce this fascinating session on Balanced Yoga designed to help teaching staff to relax, rejuvenate and regain lost focus.
Yoga finds its origin in India and has been recognised for its holistic healing power and its significance in achieving a stress-free life. Yoga master Sreejith who hails from the breathtaking state of Kerala (rightfully nicknamed God's own country) is an international teacher who will teach you to use a unique approach combining stretches, breath control routines, and methods to achieve deep relaxation.
Balanced Yoga = Stretches + Breathing control + Deep relaxation
Although the stretches or asanas in yoga are ideally meant to slowly stretch the muscles and limbs of the body as well as improve your posture and balance, there are modern versions that can have you sweating it out just as much as any cardio workout. Yoga can improve your heart health, reduce respiratory problems and relieve stress, with regular practice leading to a sense of clarity and mental calmness.
During this session, participants will be introduced to a unique combination of basic yogic asanas which will release stiffness from the body and offer flexibility and relaxation.
You will also be taken through a few 'Pranayama' exercises which are meant to enhance the free flow of life energy within you. Along with balancing the sympathetic and asympathetic nervous system, these breath control exercises also improve your lungs, heart health and immunity.
This will then be followed by a deep relaxation technique called Yoga Nidra, which is aimed to tune your brain into a unique frequency best suited for visualisation. You will be guided through a visualisation method of creating a self-image of good health, blissfulness and harmony. This is a scientific yogic method of creating your true wellbeing, using the manifestation power of your subconscious mind. The session ends with a short meditation.
Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this yoga session is perfect for students to ensure they always have a relaxed mind and are geared for the physical and mental challenges of the day.