Yoga for Better Posture

Is your body starting to mould to your chair?

Sitting in chairs and working on computers can quickly contort your body, rounding your upper back and shoulders, leading to a stiff neck and secondary low back problems.

The Light Centre now has a new drop-in class that acts as an antidote to these problems, teaching you exercises that will reopen your posture.

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Our bodies are designed to regularly move. Sitting in tense, static postures all day causes the supporting muscles to become chronically knotted and our bodies to become moulded to the shape we sit in. Gradually our biomechanics become altered, creating stresses throughout our bodies that contribute to aches and pains and predispose us to further injuries. Regaining a normal posture requires a careful and sustained unravelling of the compensations and stiffness.

This class will re-educate your body with a routine designed especially to release tensions held in your upper back by using specific tools to break down adhesions – you will learn how to be your own osteopath.

This is essential for anyone who works in an office.

No understanding of Yoga is necessary.

Thursdays 1.30 – 2.15pm

About the Teachers

Guillermo holds a Himalaya Yoga Valley teaching certificate and with his classes he aims to deepen the students’ mind and body connection. He believes that besides all the benefits yoga possesses for all types of students, its privileged place in our society, regarding reach and reputation, makes it the perfect means to help people reconnect with their bodies and find the joy that comes from using it as a creative movement tool too.

Paola is an international yoga alliance certified teacher. She has been practising Yoga for 18 years and has been teaching since 2002 after a one year full time teacher training with Yogaarts in Byron Bay. She teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow class with emphasis on core strengthening, alignment and breath. Paola is a qualified osteopath and she often uses gentle hands on adjustments and modifies postures to the different levels and needs of the students. She believes that both the physical and spiritual practices should always be embraced with lightness, fun and compassion.