Well Woman Yoga
Successful women are expected to ‘just get on with it’ despite the physical and emotional fluctuations we naturally experience throughout and beyond our reproductive years. So we juggle work, home, family and relationships often denying or at least making light of the powerful natural cycles of our lives. And we often leave ourselves drained.
Yoga can help. The physical practice, the enhanced awareness of body, mind and spirit and the stress alleviation that general yoga classes can bring are beneficial to all.
Some exceptional teachers have gone further and sought to reconnect women to their essential female nature through adapted and therapeutic yoga practices.
I had the privilege to train with the inspirational Uma Dinsmore Tuli in well woman yoga recently . Uma’s ‘womb yoga’ “enables us to re-connect joyfully with naturally arising inner wisdom, insight and vitality. It is both delicious and profoundly nourishing. It is healing and vitalising.”(www.wombyoga.org)
My well woman yoga classes at Meadowlark yoga in Edinburgh (www.meadowlarkyoga.com) are exclusively for women and take the form of a gentle vinyasa class with movement to the breath. They draw from Uma’s teachings and include sequences designed especially for women’s health. Each class will end with a yoga nidra, a guided deep relaxation. These classes are suitable for adult women of all ages (although not for pregant women).
Classes take place at 2pm – 3pm on Tuesday afternoons and can be booked here