Yoga – A Beginners Guide

We get so many people asking us why they should take up yoga, so we thought we would give you a few reasons!

Yoga can
❤️ Reduce stress
❤️ Improve circulation
❤️ Increase happiness
❤️ Boost confidence
❤️ Help you sleep
❤️ Build stability and improve fitness …..we could go on and on! 

There are just sooooo many benefits to practising yoga, a lot of them are how it makes you feel, it really is a complete mind and body workout. As well as giving you a healthier body and a twinkle in your eye, yoga will help to strip away any mental clutter as you breathe away everyday worries and distractions, who doesn’t need that right now?!

From the very first moves in class, yoga can be as gentle or energetic as you chose. You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga. You can even practice anywhere from a quiet space at home, the garden, a hotel or a park (our favourite is Burgess Park obviously!). Yoga really is for EVERY body. You may feel some benefits straight away, you may need to persevere for a few weeks or months. With a little practice, patience and resilience, yoga can give you complete and all round wellness and happiness

Where you start or how many classes you attend, is completely down to you, we would recommend 2 – 3 times per week for 3 months to really see big benefits, but even coming once a week you will notice changes. It’s about giving you the time to explore YOU through yoga …. it also gives you a chance to connect with your body and appreciate it for all of the amazing things that it can do, not what it can’t

If you’re new to yoga, live locally in Camberwell or Elephant and Castle and want to practice in a studio with a warm and friendly vibe, we would love to see you! 
Here are some of our most popular beginner friendly options that you might want to try …. 

⭐Slow Flow – Mondays 12.15pm – 1.15pm – Nice and slow, you will still work a bit.
⭐Yin and Restorative – Mondays 6pm – 7pm – Using your own body weight and bolsters (cushions) in various positions, very relaxing and calming, long holds plus a nice passive stretch.
⭐Slow Flow – Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.45pm – Nice and slow, juicy with long holds.
⭐Slow Flow – Wednesdays 7am – 8am – Mostly working into static postures, longer holds, alignment focussed, uplifting and feel good.
⭐Yoga for Rusty Bodies and Beginners – Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.45am – Slow and gentle, calming, stretching and strengthening, lots of balance work and stabilising. 
⭐Slow Flow and Meditation – Wednesdays 5.15pm – 6.15pm  – Slow and juicy with long holds, very calming, relaxing and nurturing.
⭐Hatha – Thursdays 1pm – 2pm – Slow and gentle, working into static postures, lovely savasana with optional mini head massage at the end.
⭐Flow to Restore – Fridays 5.15pm – 6.15pm – A half very slow flow class for all levels and half of the class will be spent lying over bolsters (cushions) in various positions, very relaxing and calming.
⭐The Empowered Feminine – NOW WEDNESDAYS 6.30pm – 7.30pm – A women only workshop style class exploring free and natural intuitive movement and sounds, all about reconnecting with your self, learning how to listen to what you need and stopping negative behaviour patterns. 
⭐Hatha – Saturdays 9am – 10.15am (gentle, feel good, alignment focussed)
⭐Sunday Flow – 9am – 10am – (Slow and juicy, a great way to start your Sunday)
⭐Yoga for Complete Beginners Sunday 11.30am – 12.30pm – (Building strength and stability, alignment focussed)
⭐Flow to Restore/Yin Sundays 5.15pm – 6.15pm (a half vinyasa flow class (medium intensity so a bit more challenging) and half of the class will be spent lying over bolsters (cushions) in various positions, very relaxing and calming plus a nice passive stretch)
⭐Restorative and Yoga Nidra – Sundays 6.30pm – 7.30pm (lots of gentle stretching and then nidra is the yoga of conscious sleep, a guided meditation lying on your back, no movement, very relaxing.

We also have 6 week complete beginners courses that run every 6 weeks, our next one starts on Thursday 2nd April. These courses start off with the very basics (how to sit, how to breathe, how to lie down, how to be comfortable!) and build each week, aiming for you to feel confident in an all levels class by the end of the course. The feedback is always amazing and most students move to memberships after the 6 weeks is over as they fall in love with yoga. 

We won’t take it too seriously so just come along, have a giggle and meet like minded people. We have lots of lovely students and teachers from all over South East London, including Camberwell, Kennington and the lovely Walworth Road! Lost In Yoga is a welcoming community for everyone – you are never too old, inflexible or inexperienced to experience the healing benefits of yoga.

Still not sure where to start? Drop us an email or give us a call, we are a friendly bunch who love to help! ❤

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