Yoga Nidra Programme – Deep Rest

Come home to yourself in this body-mind restoration Yoga Nidra where you can experience the technique in person. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation that you listen to as you rest in a totally supported posture. This can be lying down or sitting, or reclining. We use lots of cushions, bolsters and blankets to ensure we are fully supported in our posture, so that we can deeply let go at a pace that suits us. As you rest, you will be guided into a relaxation by my voice. Sometimes focusing on the breath, sometimes on the body, sometimes on sensation, sometimes on ...

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Hypnotherapy for Relaxation in Childbirth

Hypnotherapy for relaxation in Childbirth is very popular right now. I would love to train in this, but I haven't yet, so here is a place you can download some relaxing hypnobirthing mp3's. These complement pregnancy yoga really well, and I would encourage you to listen to them as much as you can. It does take you to a different website so please remember I am not responsible for the third party website and whatever else you click on. Tracy Holloway Hypnotherapy for Childbirth

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Private pregnancy yoga classes

If you can't make it to our Thursday evening group class, or feel unable to take part within a group, you may be considering your options concerning pregnancy yoga. DVD's can be helpful for routines, but cannot give you that one-to-one attention and discuss your individual needs. Private pregnancy yoga classes can give you that confidence in yourself and your body. They are tailored to suit you completely. Become empowered in your pregnancy at times that suit you better, in your own home or at the lodge. Time is yours to make of it what you want, for example labour or ...

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Partner pregnancy yoga class with labour and birth preparation

All welcome to the partner pregnancy yoga class with labour and birth preparation. Time is spent exploring yoga postures to connect with the breath and our partners, to feel (as pregnant women) fully supported, and (as partners) empowered with knowledge of techniques to offer/ receive that support, as needed. The room is set up in double mat sections if space allows, with couples having their own space to practice. There is time to chat to other couples before class if you arrive early enough, and for about 15 minutes after. From being a 'human birthing ball' and other ...

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is loosely translated as 'Yoga-Sleep; since yoga means union of the body-mind, therefore 'union of the body and mind in a deeply relaxed state'. The practise is quite simple. Lying down or sitting supported, so that you can totally relax, all you need to do is listen and feel. It is a different technique to a meditation, and it is not a trance. You are very safe. You may fall asleep, and although this is not the aim, it can be what is needed for you so don't worry too much. The practice of yoga and deep relaxation has been found to reduce anxieties and ...

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Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation. Some contain movement; some contain stillness. Some have breathing practices; some have visualisations. Some have eyes open, some closed. The common element is focus. As the mind stills, with regular meditation practice, it is able to recognise when it is wandering. At this point we can direct it back gently to the focus point and remain present. Daily commitment is advised to get the most out of meditating, but don't judge yourself if you forget or just didn't have the time. Choose a suitable time and place, maybe ...

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EFT (emotional freedom techniques)

Imagine having a personalised toolbox for dealing with stressful situations at the touch of your finger... well you have! I will show you how to overcome issues you are experiencing or have experienced, or even are yet afraid to experience. The world of 'tapping' is at your fingertips. Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques consists of tapping on your face and upper body whilst repeating parts of a previously coined 'set-up' statement. Tapping points are pre-set and tapped in a specific order, to stimulate the meridians and allow the issue to be released or challeng...

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? You may have heard people talking about this complementary therapy, but actually are unsure what is reflexology. I will attempt to describe it for you here. Reflexology is a special kind of massage on the feet, hands or face. Points and areas are pressed and gently held or 'finger-walked' to balance and soothe the body. This brings about a deep state of relaxation and encourages homoeostasis. I work with a gentle, but not light, pressure, which can also vary as I move around the feet. Over 7000 nerve endings are in the feet alone. Based on ...

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Pregnancy yoga classes

Pregnancy Yoga Thursdays 7.15-8.45pm *Get 50% Extra Free throughout October 2017 when you book six* (not valid with any other offer, must be started by first class in November, or before) code 50EXTRAFREE Venue: Lounge, Maxwell Park Community Centre, Maxwell Road, Borehamwood WD6 1JJ FREE PARKING Yoga during pregnancy is a gentle form of exercise, teaching you ways to help you relax, reduce anxiety, make space and free your body from niggles and aches which may occur during your pregnancy. We prepare for labour and birth using postures, adapted sequences and ...

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Reflexology in labour and birth

Using reflexology in labour and birth support is a wonderful way to help you relax and allow the fundus to build as your cervix opens through contractions. It is this fundus which creates the power for your baby's birth from your body. "The key to a good birth is relaxation." Ina May Gaskin, world renowned midwife and author. As you enter the most physically and mentally challenging time of your pregnancy, the labour and birth of your baby, you may realise you want to take additional support in to the birthing room with you. Reflexology can be done at any time ...

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