Sleep Hygiene – 4 top tips for getting better sleep

Sleep hygiene describes a collection of strategies which can help to improve your sleep. Do you get your recommended six to eight hours of sleep a night? Facts about sleep Adults on average need between 6-8 hours sleep per night for optimal functioning We tend to sleep in 20 minute cycles, so it is normalContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene – 4 top tips for getting better sleep”

Svadyaya – The importance of self study in Yoga

Yoga and Meditation Philosophy in Teesside At AMALAwellness, especially in our Yoga and Meditation classes, we often encourage our students to practice ‘Svadyaya’ which is self study. Studying by independent learning of texts, books, resources and self enquiry through the physical practice of Yoga and Meditation. – What is Svadyaya? – Svadyaya is a SanskritContinue reading “Svadyaya – The importance of self study in Yoga”

3 ways to change your attitude towards exercise.

The importance of exercise The NHS (National Health Service, UK) recommends adults (from 19-64) should do some form of physical exercise daily. The NHS also recommend that older adults (65+) should be exercising daily, even if it is light activity. At AMALAwellness, we recommend focusing on exercises that cover flexibility, balance, strength and aerobic fitness.Continue reading “3 ways to change your attitude towards exercise.”

The importance of nasal breathing in yoga and meditation

Whether you practice Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga or Chair Yoga, nasal breathing is an important technique to use in and out of class. Breathing is an automatic process, which many of us practice unconsciously. Even when we sleep, we are drawing air into our lungs, oxygenating the blood and supplying our muscles and vital organsContinue reading “The importance of nasal breathing in yoga and meditation”

Chair Yoga and Exercise in Coulby Newham

New class starting in Langdon Square Community Centre, Middlesbrough. Keep Moving Teesside! Try your first lesson on the house! AMALAwellness is excited to be offering Chair Based Yoga and Exercise courses on Tuesday afternoons. We will be hosting them in the lovely Langdon Square Community Centre, in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough. Exercise for Older Adults –Continue reading “Chair Yoga and Exercise in Coulby Newham”

Yoga in Nunthorpe, Marton and surrounding areas.

Beginners and improvers Yoga & Meditation in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. The NHS recommends you should spend at least 2 exercise sessions a week focusing on strengthening the muscles. We should also spread out the amount of exercise we do over the week, focusing on strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga is a great way andContinue reading “Yoga in Nunthorpe, Marton and surrounding areas.”

Gift Cards – Yoga Courses and lessons in Nunthorpe and Kirkby (Great Broughton)

We are offering Beginner and Improver Gift Cards for our Hatha Yoga Flow Courses. What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha is the root of all yoga.   Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga and other forms all stem from Hatha yoga.  A ‘Hatha’ yoga class will typically involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques, practiced slowlyContinue reading “Gift Cards – Yoga Courses and lessons in Nunthorpe and Kirkby (Great Broughton)”