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”

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”

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)”

AMALA Teesside – Yoga & Meditation music resources

People often ask what music is played in lessons and in final relaxation and where to find it. I thought I would share some of the music that is played in class, so students and all can enjoy on and off the mat! Savasana – Final relaxation music (with chanting). Shanti Mantra Peaceful – sarveshamContinue reading “AMALA Teesside – Yoga & Meditation music resources”

Relaxation Techniques – relieve stress and anxiety with these tips

Using Yoga and Meditation to learn how to relax. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax” Mark Black Relaxation techniques are a great way of helping the body and mind to rest and recover. Sometimes we can find it difficult to switch off. Especially as we have many day-to-day demands, work stressesContinue reading “Relaxation Techniques – relieve stress and anxiety with these tips”

Community Yoga in Middlesbrough & Stockton (Teesside) – AMALAwellness

Community Yoga, Chair Yoga and Chair Exercise in Middlesbrough, Stockton & Redcar and Cleveland. Blog Post Created 19th July 2021, Updated 14th November 2021. Hi all! As things start to change and restrictions are lifted, I just thought I would update you on our plans moving forward. AMALAwellness – Young at Heart, and Active forContinue reading “Community Yoga in Middlesbrough & Stockton (Teesside) – AMALAwellness”

Hatha Yoga – Middlesbrough & Stockton

What is  Hatha Yoga? Combining Asana (Postures) with Pranayama (Breathing techniques)… Hatha is the root of all yoga.   Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga and other forms of Yoga all stem from Hatha yoga.  A ‘Hatha’ yoga class will typically involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques, practiced slowly and with standing, seated andContinue reading “Hatha Yoga – Middlesbrough & Stockton”