"If you are interested in yoga but are worried you may not be fit enough or have health issues, Marilyn’s gentle yoga class would be an excellent place to experiment to see if it’s for you. I’ve been enjoying Marilyn’s sessions in Acomb (York) for almost 6 months now and the difference it has made to my balance, flexibility and confidence keeps me going – even my physiotherapist was impressed. Individual needs are taken into account with things modified to suit you as needed, no-one is forced to do anything or made to feel silly. The bottom line for me though is that Marilyn is rather special, bit of a one-off, funny and kind - her sessions are simply good fun! Thanks Marilyn!"
"Marilyn's classes have a different approach to yoga and to life in general. They cover breathing, relaxing, de-stressing, increasing energy and suppleness amongst other elements. I always leave feeling positive and energized. Its not formal or rigid but flexible and individual. You make the choice to suit you - its what it says on the tin "gentle"."
I thought the course was wonderful. It made me concentrate on my breathing and realise just how large a space my lungs occupy. I don’t breathe very well (I have had asthma most of my life and now have only 60% lung function) and this helped me to rediscover just how energising breathing can be – and how vital it is to how you feel. I have felt great during the course – much more alert and yet calmer at the same time. I feel there is much more to explore at a deeper level and can’t wait for another course!
Following my short course of breathing exercises with you Marilyn, I’ve found with daily practice at home it’s the best exercise for expanding the lungs capacity I’ve tried.
I’ve followed your advice and take just 15 minutes each morning with this exercise, it certainly is a good way to kick off the day- no need for my usual caffeine fix!