Working on our inner acceptance and core!

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The sun is out and it is lovely to see the light mornings and evenings but still could we have a warmer wind. ‘We are never right.’ I can hear my Mum say.

I am like that with myself, I wish I was thinner, fitter, more organized and so on. What a waste of time! Negative thought is such a energy stealer and it would be far better use of time to look at the positives. By pure accident, this Thursday class will be looking at “self acceptance’ by learning the beautiful Dru sequence, the “Seat of Compassion’.

While practicing the Seat of Compassion, the spine will become more flexible and the core muscles* will be strengthened by providing stability and movement throughout this sequence. This self-caring movement provides us with the emotional insight into individual self acceptance, allowing us to appreciate our own unique and special qualities. And also provides us with the pure essence of compassion as it works deeply within the heart chakra, allowing us to experience joy, love and compassion.

At Monday class, we will be focusing on the Core muscles. Correct use of these muscles is essential to maintaining good alignment and providing a strong and stable trunk. The *core muscles consist of the following muscles:

  • Transversus abdominis – this is the deepest front muscle and its important role in stabilising the body.
  • Lumbar multifidus – works together with the transversus abdominis to provide a ‘muscle corset’ and are situated at the back along the lumbar spine (lower back).
  • Pelvic Floor – these muscles make up the lower base of the muscle corset. It is important these muscles stay healthy and strong to cope with intra-abdominal pressure. The pelvic floor and the diaphragm move together, so correct breathing is essential for pelvic floor function. Correct pelvic alignment with spine elongated is the best way to tone the pelvic floor muscles and automatically switches on the inner postural muscles.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:

Om Yoga Show at Event City, Manchester on 15,16, and 17 May 2015. For more details go to: www.omyogashow.com You will find a Dru stand at this event and will also be able to join in with some classes. It is also a great opportunity to find out about other yoga practices etc.

YOGA CLASSES:

There will be a yoga class on Monday 4th May (Bank Holiday).

On Thursday 7th May, there will be NO yoga class as the hall is being used as a polling venue.

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