Functional Fitness Yoga incorporates whole-body flexibility, functional movement and core training for people who are new to yoga
Functional Fitness Yoga aims to improve joint mechanics and improve total body flexibility, functional movement and core stability.
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Every Functional Fitness Yoga session will incorporate spinal articulation, a yoga warm up, functional standing poses, stability and gliding flexibility postures.
Every Functional Fitness Yoga session will incorporate spinal articulation, a yoga warm up, functional standing poses, stability and flexibility.
Whether you regularly do yoga or are new to yoga, whether you play sport daily or are completely sedentary, Functional Fitness Yoga has a range of benefits for everyone!
Helena is a Yoga Alliance Professionals Specialist Yoga Teacher and runs Functional Fitness Yoga every Monday at 12:30pm and Friday 10:30am at The Vitality Wellness Studio in Burchettes Green. Cost per session is £12 or £100 for 11 sessions.
The Benefits of Functional Fitness Yoga for Everyone
By stretching muscles that have become short and tight and balancing the two sides of the body, joint mechanics can be greatly improved, back pain eased and the risk of injury reduced.
Supple joints move better. Good flexible muscles use less oxygen when making movement compared with tight, glued muscle tissue. Put simply, efficiency increases. Hip flexors, hamstrings, calves and hip rotators should be stretched out regularly.
Functional Fitness Yoga incorporates core stability training. Core stability is the capacity of the muscles of the torso to assist in the maintenance of good posture, balance, etc, especially during movement.
Your core enables you to control your body effectively, helping you use your arms and legs to the best advantage and preventing your spine from bending or flexing unintentionally.
The aim of functional patterning is to bring the body back to good mechanics – which require both strength and appropriate flexibility. Good ankle, knee, hip alignment and hip stability are needed whether walking or running. The standing poses in yoga will help you to learn and practice good functional movement patterning. The longer stretches will slowly restore flexibility, allowing the body to move more effectively.
It is vital to be able to breathe effectively throughout all three disciplines. Yoga increases lung capacity (there is a lot of breathing in a yoga class!) and this will help the athlete to breathe diaphragmatically instead of always chest breathing. Yoga will help with breath awareness and the ability to control and train breathing.
Yoga includes mindfulness – which means being present, not being distracted by intrusive thoughts. That head space gives clarity and the ability to focus on what is happening now without becoming reactive, tense, angry, dispirited.
What our clients are saying…
I love Helena’s Functional Fitness Yoga sessions. I always leave every session feeling well stretched and energised!
I always feel energised and uplifted after a Functional Fitness Yoga session with Helena.
Since starting Sports Yoga with Helena, I have noticed a significant improvement in my flexibility, stability and joint mobility
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