Sam attends the General Yoga class on Thursday evenings
What brought you to yoga? My Mum used to do a bit at home â€“ in those days they had a program on telly which demonstrated yoga â€“ so it was a natural form of exercise & relaxation for me â€“ but we didnâ€™t do it a lot.
How long have you been practising, in general and with Rosanna?Â In general Iâ€™ve â€˜done a bit of yogaâ€™ for about 30 years, and joined Rosannaâ€™s class about 18 months ago.
How do you feel from coming to the classes? I feel nicely stretched, sort of grounded and very pleasantly chilled out. Also Iâ€™m more ready to do some yoga at home on my mat â€“ which is great.
Do you have a favourite yoga posture/practice â€“ and why? I seem to have 3 favourite movements – downward dog, cat stretches and the child pose â€“ are all really good.
Downward dog, gives a different perspective and feels quite freeing for spine/lower back/shoulders. Itâ€™s nice to really lift the lower back and stretch it and take all the weight off it I guess. All three of these poses are great for your back/spine/shoulders â€“ and calvesâ€¦the child pose feels like gravity is finally allowed to take over and gives you a complete release in your back.
What impact does yoga have on your life, in general and day-to-day? Yoga helps me to ease out aches and pains, particularly lower back pain which I get from sitting at a desk most of the day.. On another note I have a strong urge to de-clutter everything which Iâ€™m sure is somehow related to yoga.
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