I first started yoga at school because I hated PE and I thought yoga would be the easy option. It wasnt always easy but I definitely enjoyed it more than PE! Over the years yoga became a great friend and teacher helping me to make that connection between my body heart and mind. Yoga has helped me to recover from injured ankles and knees and ease away stress, trauma and fatigue.
I hope to provide a friendly environment for yoga and create a space where others can also find ways to move better and feel better in their bodies.
I teach Yin and Yang Yoga and Irest Yoga Nidra
The Yang element is a dynamic Hatha practice, which means that we flow from pose to pose with the breath. In yang the beautiful fluid movements of Tai Chi meet traditional Yoga.
The benefits of yang are strength and flexibility. We leave feeling lighter, spring-i-er, calmer.
Yin is the softer element. In Yin we use props to support us while we hold poses for a few minutes and relax deeply. Yin classes include more pranayama - yogic breathing exercises. The benefits of Yin are that it works deeply into the soft tissues and myofascia which can help to heal injuries and aches and pains. The changes can be permanent. It is also deeply relaxing and so it can be beneficial for relieving stress, anxiety and tiredness.
Yoga is a somatic enquiry. All that means is that instead of looking in the mirror to check how we are moving we check-in inwardly, sense our movement and the effect that it has on our whole body.
Yoga Nidra is a practice of mindfulness inducing deep relaxation and a meditative state. If you're having trouble sleeping, switching off or de-stressing Yoga Nidra may be a useful tool for you. I teach a method called IRest which is a modern research based secular practice rooted in the wisdom of the ancient sages.
I teach in and around Ealing. You can find the group class schedule here.
Individual private tuition is also available if you prefer or need a private class.
If you have any queries email me to discuss your yoga needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Online Contact Form
'Karan Chadha is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
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