up with Yoga in Burngreave
By Steve Avian
Hatha yoga? It goes back thousands of
years as an art of well being. Ancient sages, living close to nature
and seeking wisdom, were inspired to create it, with the idea that
you can enjoy and learn best from life if your mind and body are
The benefits of yoga are unending and anyone,
whatever their age and ability can practice it. In yoga we supple,
strengthen and energise the body and learn how to ease the mind
through gentle movements, postures and breathing and relaxation
Yoga reminds you that whatever goes on out there
in the world, there is always a great source of joy and inspiration
within you. In this sense yoga is spiritual, but it isn’t
I took up yoga teaching in 1997 and still marvel
at how it can open up students to a greater life. I’m running
sessions at St Catherine’s Church Hall on Burngreave Road,
Tuesdays 12.45–1.45pm. They cost £3.50, and you’ll
need to bring a blanket or large towel. Contact me on 267 0314 if
you’d like to join!
Barbara Sellers also runs yoga classes at Roe Lane Community Centre
on Tuesdays, from 6.00–7.30pm (temporary times – may
change after the summer) and Bishopsholme Community Centre in Longley
(free for local residents) Tuesdays 7.30–9.00pm. Phone 243
6040 for further details.
Yoga for the mind
by Georgina Valentine
Now you’ve relaxed your body –
how about relaxing your mind?
Discovering your own inner peace and a fresh outlook
on life costs nothing and is easier than you think. The Brahma Kumaris
have been providing free Meditation and Positive Thinking courses
in Burngreave for the last two years to both groups and individuals.
Many people have enjoyed and benefitted from the practical, open-eyed
Raja Yoga Meditation course which lasts for eight sessions. Most
courses have taken place at Pitsmoor Dental Surgery at evenings
or weekends. If you are interested please phone 230 6781. We would
be happy to arrange a course for you.