All of us feel the effects of stress from time to time and, whether we think we’ve got a handle on it or not, our bodies are doing their own stress management behind the scenes. Guest blogger Alex Murray of The KLink writes about how stress can be reduced with yoga practice and what we mean by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system responses.
Mindfulness is a simple, practical skill which helps us with stress reduction, anxiety and low mood, and can help our relationships with ourselves and with others, even in the middle of a full, busy life.
This article has useful links to research, downloads, and other sources to help deepen understanding and practice.
Launched on 1st May 2016
Our new membership plan gives you open access to yoga classes each week, deals on workshops, retreats and events at the same time as widening the scope of your practice from dynamic hatha, to vinyasa flow, Acroyoga, SUP Yoga and Yoga running club and plenty more. As a member you will get exclusive access to discounts and opportunities to have a say on day trips and yoga experiences this coming year. Join the tribe, commit to your practice, and take yoga to a deeper level in your life.
Posted on 15th Mar 2016
I've been doing weekly one to one yoga sessions with Cat for just under a year. I wanted to start looking after my health better (I've made a lot of changes including quitting smoking and alcohol) but as a fat person, it's a challenge to find someone who is going to help me improve my health without putting any focus on changing my body shape or size. I like Cat's inclusive stance - although at the time she wasn't explicitly stating that she supports Health at Every Size, we've since had conversations about it and she is very on point with the movement.
Posted on 22nd Feb 2016
After the success of the first 6 week course last year, and the popularity among the young people in Jan 2016 - The Clocktower Sanctuary have decided it needs to become an integral part of the weekly programme offered by the centre. So now we offer yoga there each week, every Tuesday from 3-4pm - free of charge to anyone aged between 16-25 years experiencing homelessness or in insecure housing.
Posted on 2nd Feb 2016
University of Sussex are currently recruiting a range of participants for a study on mindfulness, emotional interactions and social connectedness. Read on for more info of how to be part of it.
Posted on 11th May 2015
Brighton youth homeless charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary, were today presented with a £400 cheque by Cat Duval of Nine Lives Yoga from the Brighton Yoga Festival.
Posted on 11th May 2015
I want to share an experience I had last week when a friend and I tried to give out food to the homeless in London.
After a fantastic Mind Body Spirit Festival with amazing energy, and wonderful, kind and good spirited management team we were very impressed. And then something happened...
Posted on 9th May 2015
Last weekend we were lucky enough to have a space at the Mind Body Spirit Festival at London Olympia, where we held daily Silent Disco Yoga Raves, Acro Yoga Jams, Humandala and Partner Yoga Sessions and Meditation. We also hosted a wonderful Partner Yoga / Humandala Workshop in the Wellbeing Area...
Posted on 30th April 2015
After a well received trial class on 29th April, Nine Lives Yoga & The Clocktower Sanctuary would like to roll out regular classes to homeless young people around Brighton. We're now looking for funding as well as donations of yoga gear - clothes and mats.
Donate to our crowdfunding project here: http://www.gofundme.com/yogaforhomelessyps
Posted on 10th May, 2015
We shared some gorgeous partner yoga playfulness and counterbalances and shared old pagan ceremony of letting go and allowing the darkness within us and giving blessing to the light - with equal measure. We explored the forests and sat among the bluebells. It was utterly soul quenching.
Posted on 20th March, 2014
Compared to 30 years ago, most of us have heard of or experienced Yoga to some degree, whether simply through word of mouth, or by attending any one of the growing number of Yoga classes and activities that are now available. We all know that Yoga is good for us, but often the real benefits are not fully understood, and can often be much further reaching that we previously might have thought; this can be especially true when practicing partner Yoga…
Posted on 31st December 2014
Yoga Rave is a phenomenon set to take off providing yoga lovers and ravers the chance to enjoy a conscious clubbing experience and reach a blissed out state naturally. Yoga Rave combines these worlds to create an unforgettable experience...
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