Fancy a Yoga Challenge?

To keep you moving over the Christmas break…

A short video to give you an idea of what we get up to!
Don’t worry the class isn’t ALL moves like this. Lots of variations and simplifications are offered too!
As a non member you can attend for £2 a session ( when you buy a set of 5 for £10) you’ll also get 2 hours free parking in Beechwood Arcade.

Enjoy!
as my friend Yogameg would say
Stay Bendy!!
Jax

Hot Yoga Questions?

Update : 5/10/14
We have 3 weekly Hot Yoga classes running now.
Sunday Trojan Free Fighters 11:00 £6
Monday Oxstalls campus 18:00 FULL
Wednesday Hayden Hill 20:00 £7.50 pay as u go. 4 species remain.
BOOK NOW. By text to 07831 680086
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You may be thinking about trying a Hot Yoga class with us but have some questions…
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I’ve Heard People Often Faint!
Many people find their first class is Horrible !
their second is OK and their third Good. But even if you struggle and have to rest or leave the room to cool down you will feel better and better in yourself. That’s why people get hooked, even if they’re not particularly bendy.
You will feel very, very hot. You may feel a bit tingly, dizzy or light headed. If you do, sit or lie down, ask for help or make your way into a cooler area.

Do I Need To Be Good At Yoga?
No, you can be a complete beginner. Obviously if you do other fitness training or sport you’ll be bodily aware and be able to find positioned a bit quicker.
Everyone in class will find restrictions and tight areas in their body, but remember ‘Practise makes perfect’ most important these sessions are YOUR practise. There is no Right or Wrong way to do Yoga – just a better way to work towards.

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How Long Till I Feel Good At Hot Yoga?
Bikram beginners yoga class is a real barometer on how well you are caring for your body. Many factors affect your class, including diet, hydration, sleep, and stress. Hydration includes water and electrolytes I use Coconut water in the hours leading up to a class. You may learn the hard way that caffene affects your hydration, two cups of coffee and a Red Bull before class just won’t do it!
When you know you’re are coming to Hot Yoga you must prepare the day before.

Is Hot Yoga Dangerous?
Danger is living your whole life ignoring the signals your body gives you. Bikram yoga helps you become aware of those signals. It’s not about being tougher than someone else. Don’t go into a posture so deeply that it generates sharp pain. Focus on your breathing throughout evey posture. Discover which muscles you can relax in each position. And always remember that the most important posture is Corpse Pose.

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How Often Should I Practise?
Do ten classes and you will be amazed at the results. Practice for a year and your life will be transformed.
I teach 4 times a week and really feel the difference in my other training if I miss my deep stretch- if I could I’d teach Hot Yoga more than once each week – maybe if you want more we can do that for you?

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Will There Be Chanting or Meditation?
NO – is the short answer. My background is in Fitness, Teacher Training and definitely NOT Chakras, Oriental Medicine or making wild health claims for specific poses. If you decide to include these areas of Yoga in your practise that’s completely fine.
I see my role is making this fabulous movement method relevant and valuable to as many people as possible.

We look forward to helping you get the best out of each session – remember if you want help in class – Call Out! If you have a question – Just Ask…

Breathe Better & Release Your Back

#3 Focus on Breathing – Child’s Pose Drill

There are numerous breathing drills to work on. There are some quality drills out there that can be done using balloons, and other tools to help restore proper breathing mechanics. However, my favourite drills are extremely easy to use and require little set up time to perform properly. Here are the top 3 breathing drills.

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3 Child’s Pose Breathing- If you’re familiar with yoga at all, then you’ve probably seen this one. The child’s pose is done by sitting back on your heels with your toes plantarflexed (pointed), knees tucked, heels on your butt, and your chest tucked into your knees with your hands along the floor ahead of you. I really like to use this one if someone struggles with getting air into the low back with either the crocodile breath or The other drills i use here. The child pose position allows you to close off your ribs with your knees, and really helps force air into the low back to stretch the spinal muscles in the upper back with each breath. This is a good one if you’re stuck in an extended posture. Getting into some major flexion and controlling a breath will be a challenge, but will be useful in getting your posture back in line.

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Yoga – Your Way!

5.Yoga Your Way
Even people who have never tried yoga before, or are apprehensive about whether or not yoga is “for them” have fallen in love with my sessions. My style of yoga is specifically designed for gym-goers, Sports people and Athletes of all kinds and can convert even the most skeptical person into a yoga-loving lifter!

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No matter where you are in your yoga practice, these sessions will benefit you exponentially. Whether you’ve never done yoga before, or are an advanced Yogi/Yogini you’ll get a lot of out of these sessions.
Your body will thank you for it!!

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It’s time to include yoga into your life!

Stay Bendy

Jax

Lose Fat with Yoga!

4. Yoga Fatloss
Most people naturally assume they should be doing cardio on their off days to encourage fat loss, which is actually not the most effective choice. In fact, the absolute best option is something you might not expect: YOGA.

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Yes, yoga! I know, you’ve probably never considered yoga as a fat-burning tool. You might think that yoga is lame or isn’t really effective for building lean muscle or losing fat—but I want you to think again.

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Yoga isn’t just stretching, and it isn’t always slow. It can be challenging and fast paced, and can even help burn a ton of calories. You’ll challenge your body in far different ways than you would at the gym, and it’s that kind of diversity of movement that will really help take your fat loss attempts to the next level.

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Yoga is, without a doubt, the perfect way to add low-impact, high-yield exercise into your routine on days when you aren’t hitting the gym. It’ll help you to recover from intense, metabolic resistance workouts, and won’t steal from the energy necessary to crush it at the gym

Stay Bendy

Jax

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Improve Your Sport With Yoga -2

2. Yoga move Better

YOGA WILL HELP YOU GET BETTER AT YOUR SPORT!

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Metabolic resistance training is the surest way to blast fat and simultaneously gain strength and lean muscle. But strength training can also make muscles tight, and without focused flexibility your body can begin to move inefficiently due to limited range of motion.

When your body moves freely, you will actually be able to recruit more muscles, increasing power output—which means more fat loss. The more you can incorporate your entire body through movement, the more your metabolism will benefit as a result.

But honestly, who has time to stretch?! Stretching is boring, and most of us would rather spend our time hitting the weights and getting a sweat on.

Even when you make time for stretching though, if done incorrectly stretching can actually prove useless. Which means the time that you’re setting aside for stretching is actually a complete waste of time, plus if you’re cold or use bad technique you may tighten up even more.

Yoga will naturally stretch your muscles and mobilize your joints by flowing through a variety of poses. Plus, you get to do so while also doing some pretty fun and challenging things with your body. With this increased mobility, your body will be able to move more efficiently, ensuring that when you lift weights you’ll actually recruit more muscles and burn more fat while you’re at it.

I include gravity stretches where you don’t ‘try’ to stretch at all – these are more about getting into position and letting your body weight and gravity do the work.

These are a VERY effective way to get a permanent change in the active length of tight muscles.

Try our Hot Yoga @ Trojan Free Fighters
Sundays 11:00. £6 per session.

Jax.

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Why Yoga – Hot or Not

1. Why Yoga

YOGA USES YOUR ENTIRE BODY (WITHOUT OVERUSING IT)

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My style of flowing yoga is a total body, power based type of yoga practice. So whether you come to Hot or my other sessions you’ll be moving from one pose to the next, using your own bodyweight as resistance. You’ll flow through standing poses, balances and inversions and core focused movements.

In this kind of yoga practice, you’ll use your legs as a base, often attempting one-leg poses, and engage your glutes for stability. You’ll strengthen and sculpt your shoulders through inverted poses and plank poses, and you’ll engage your core THE ENTIRE TIME. With Yoga flow you are constantly moving, and constantly using your entire body.

While these flows can be high intensity, they’re also no impact. This means that even when you aren’t crushing your metabolic workouts, you can use your entire body to tackle fat loss without overtraining.