Yoga club “NAMASTE” is the place where ancient yoga practices meet modern people to help them improve their life, to make them more energetic, balanced and happy!
Our goal is to preserve the essence of yoga, whose knowledge and methods emergy millennia ago, to achieve better health, self-awareness, perception of the world. To achieve internal balance, vitality and spiritual perfection. Yoga is not a sport, not gymnastics, acrobatics, or religion. Yoga is an ancient Indian system of holistic development and improvement of man.
We practice classical Hatha yoga incorporated with elements of Vinyasa flow, Power yoga and practices of detox.
What makes this yoga centre different?
Every human beeing is an unique spark that gives an unique shine..yoga is not only path to the deeper in us..yoga is sharing love, comitment, energy…together we can Generate – Organise – Distribute the best of us!
98 Gibbins Road, Stratford Carpenter’s and Docklands Centre E15 2HU London, UK
Having an Art Gallery as a venue just adds a new dimension to Yoga
This is a beautiful little boutique gallery that is very open minded when it comes to the world of art.
The Yoga session there on Tuesday evenings is truly inspiring. While placing your efforts into your down dogs and warriors one and two. Being surrounded by the Yoga inspired art, amongst other calming pieces adds another dimension to the class.
In addition, the green tea mingler for yogis before and after the session is also a great way of meeting like minded people as well as getting a good chance to “try the art before you buy” so to speak.
Well, how do you know if a painting calms or de-stresses you if you do not try it out first.
A dynamic style of yoga inspired by Vinyasa and Pilates that promotes fitness and well-being in mind and body whilst building strength in both areas. The constant flow of movement combined with deep breathing and dynamic stretches is aimed to decrease stress and calm the mind. Help detox, tone and aid in weight loss. Increase strength and flexibility to help improve general stiffness, aches and pains as well as an aid in injury prevention. If you enjoy yoga, but would like to combine it with an all round body work out and a light cardio base, then this style of yoga would be the one for you.
Shankhaprakshalana (cleansing the digestive tract) involves drinking many rounds of warm, saline water whilst practising a series of postures to move the water through the digestive system. It is followed by kunjal (regurgitation of water) and neti (nasal cleansing).
The Satyananda centre are running a weekend workshop which takes you carefully through the practice. They provide you with lots of information and reading to do before you join the workshop about what you should eat before and after the class. A one-month diet follows this rather full-on detox session.
The science behind digestion cleansing
There is a very formative article available by Dr Anna Timmis about the science behind the benefits and some precautions to take. The basic idea is that the salt water passes through your stomach and small bowel and acts as a natural laxative, clearing out any blockages. There are many nooks and crannies in the bowels as it twists and turns, where contents can get lodged. Also, the bowel walls contain villi, little sea anenome-like tenticles that reach out and provide lots of in-betweens for build up. This yoga technique for cleansing digestion, leaves the bowel walls clean and clear, which can also help prevent bowel cancer. It has been found that the low fibre in our diets can cause build-up and increase the amount of time that potentially carcinogenic substances are in contact with the bowel walls.
Jo studied full time at the Centre for Nutrition Education for three years, achieving a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy awarded by Middlesex University. She holds the Certificate of Competence in Nutritional Therapy Practice from the Nutritional Therapy Council. Jo is also a qualified dietary analyst and educator and a certified Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), trained to coach clients in setting goals and making effective dietary and lifestyle changes. Jo is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Jo decided to become a nutritional therapist after witnessing the benefit of nutritional therapy on her own health and wellbeing. Prior to re-training, she spent 17 years in a variety of retail, sales and marketing roles in the home entertainment industry, and understands the challenges of combining a healthy lifestyle with a busy, stressful job. She has particular interests in digestive health, weight loss and energy management.