Yoga

THE Yoga ZONE  – Karen Dhada

Thursday evenings 7.30 to 8.45

Contact: 07939 551670

£8.00 per session on a drop in basis.

New members welcome, from novice to people wishing to restart.

E: karenbans@hotmail.com

Stress relief, flexibility, improved strength and better breathing . . . these are just some of the benefits of yoga. The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’. It is an ancient art based on the union of body, soul and mind, which I believe makes it unique.

I’ve practised yoga for 15 years and taught for just over four years. Having moved to Wolverhampton from London in the summer of 2015, it’s was a new challenge to start my classes here.

 

I am trained in the Iyengar method which is quite scarce in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. There is only one other registered teacher in Wolverhampton that I’m aware of. The Iyengar method has always appealed to me due to its emphasis on precision, posture and alignment.

Its founder, the late BKS Iyengar said, “Yoga allows you to discover a sense of wholeness in your life.”

If you are new to yoga, my advice would be to try a few different classes and see which type works for your body and temperament.

Personally for me, yoga is a continuous journey where you evolve with your self-practice. As a woman in my forties, it helps me sustain strength, keeps my spine and posture upright, my mind focused and works on a deeper level. The beauty of the Iyengar method is that the use of props makes it accessible for all ages and body conditions.

So I hope to share my passion for yoga and encourage anyone curious to learn more about this fascinating practice to come along to a class.

Karen Dhada is currently teaching at Penkridge Monckton Recreation centre on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.45pm. To find out more, email karenbans@hotmail.com or call 07939 551670.

IYENGAR YOGA FACTS

  • There are 180 Iyengar Yoga Institutes worldwide and Iyengar yoga is taught in more than 40 countries.
  • BKS Iyengar evolved precise posture (asana) and breathing (pranayama) techniques with a firm philosophical base in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • The focus of Iyengar yoga on postural alignment can alleviate postural/structural problems. It can also release emotional tensions.
  • The yoga is demanding in effort and in attention to detail within the posture, which increases concentration and focus, helping to relieve the mind and body of stress.
  • It can help to develop a deeper knowledge of yourself, leading to greater self-confidence.
  • More information can be found at www.iyengaryoga.org.uk