Yoga AB (Yoga for the Ageing Body)
It is a fact that we are all ageing. The inevitable ageing process affects each of us in various ways. While we can’t stop this from happening, we can work to slow the process down. A way to help slow the effect of time is by practising a style of yoga tailored to specific abilities and limitations.
Yoga for the ‘Ageing Body’ is not a new and experimental style of yoga. It has evolved over my two decades of teaching and guiding yoga. It is a practice that has continuously proven highly beneficial for all ages, fitness levels, athletes and not the least for the older generation. As every person is different and has unique challenges and strengths, these sessions are tailor-made to each individual’s specific needs and states.
The classes suitable for all fitness levels aim to help you age well. Ageing well isn’t about looking younger than your actual age. It’s about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it. As we age, we lose degrees of strength, elasticity and stamina. These qualities deteriorate over time. By joining these classes, you will honour your body by maintaining enough strength, mobility and flexibility to function in your daily activities.
A significant factor in physical health is mental stress, so there is more to ageing gracefully than addressing the body. These sessions stimulate the relaxation response and induce calmness while decreasing stress, allowing you to deal more effectively with daily stressors and anxiety.
In no way do you have to be of a certain age or consider yourself old to join these classes. The reason to join can vary from the desire to experience a different style of yoga to the need to recover from an injury or self-care. Joining these sessions can be an excellent self-care investment in maintaining positive effects on cellular ageing, mobility, balance and mental health.
Yoga & Meditation
‘Yoga & Meditation’ group classes aim to boost well-being and manage stress. The main focus is the meditation element. Yoga and breathing techniques are incorporated into the session to work the body effectively. Preparing the body physically and mentally is essential for maximising the benefits of meditation. Stretching and gentle moves help to increase circulation and warm up the muscles, releasing tension from the body and relaxing the mind.
Meditation offers many benefits. Although it’s mainly considered a technique to reduce stress and anxiety, meditation can also help promote physical and emotional health, enhance self-awareness, improve focus and attention, improve sleep quality, help control pain, and lower blood pressure.
The class is an investment for anyone wanting to improve their physical, mental and emotional health. A tool that helps you improve your quality of life.
Regularly attending all the Ra Yoga Malta sessions, you will discover a range of benefits, including greater fitness, improved inner calm and peace and a positive outlook on life.
It perfectly complements athletes, including runners, by increasing strength, flexibility, balance, focus and lung capacity while minimising injuries.
You do not need to have any yoga or Pilates experience to start attending.
Note: Sesssions are held at ATTARD, DINGLI and ZEBBUG (Malta)