Focused. My feet become rooted to the ground, tail bone towards the mat whilst I lengthen through the spine, stomach engaged, shoulders away from ears and melting down my back. Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
Welcome to Beginners Yoga with Dave. As someone new to Yoga, it can be quite daunting entering a class when the person next to you or in front of you elegantly morphs their body into a pretzel like shape and you are thinking to yourself “What on earth am I doing here?!” Or maybe it’s the constant stream of images of yogis in advanced poses with an air of “I just rolled out of bed and fell into downward facing dog.” Maybe, it’s the alien and foreign words spoken to you, where you know it means something, but you are oblivious to its meaning, however you go along with it anyway and may even repeat it.
We have all been there at some point. We have all been “beginners” and for some people who have been practising for a while, it’s quite refreshing when you get back to basics and learn the fundamentals. So I ask Dave three questions to get an idea of what his beginners yoga class is like?
What can we expect in your Beginners class?
Firstly, it is a slightly hot yoga class with a bit of an Ashtanga flavour. Slower paced, with more instruction and tips, focussing on some of the more common asana (yoga postures) that you’ll come across in other classes.
Who is it for?
Perfect for anyone new to yoga, or for more experienced yogis who’re interested in working on some of the fundamental techniques.
What would you want people to gain from attending your Beginners class?
Well, it would be to gain confidence in practising asana and to develop focus and breathing with awareness. Also to know that it really doesn’t matter if you can touch your toes or not!
See, simple and the best way to find out is to “Practice, Practice, Practice”
Beginners classes are on every:
Monday 6:15-7:45pm with Claire
Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm with Dave
See you soon!