When we feel stressed our body suspends all unnecessary bodily functions that are not essential for survival. Digestion, reproduction, growth and healing stop whilst blood pressure and heart rate increase as the body prepares to fight, flight or freeze. The dilemma for us humans is that we can trigger a stress response from our thoughts alone (just thinking about that impending deadline) and we are not very effective at turning it off.
During moments of stress, the body releases adrenalin and cortisol, and unless we release this tension, it stays with us. So, the tension you experience today could be from a stressful event that occurred five years ago. In this workshop, I will teach you a technique that will release deep chronic tension and discharge the high adrenal and cortisol levels. Through a guided shaking technique focusing on the hips, hamstrings, shoulders and back, our bodies will begin to let go of stored muscular tension – a bit like a massage but from the inside out. Once you have learned how to release your tensions, the workshop will end in a guided relaxation so you leave restored.
This workshop will enable you to handle stress and adversity more effectively by teaching you how to take ‘ownership’ of your recovery and give you some simple tools to switch out of fight or flight and back into resting and digesting.
Join Vicky for her Stress Release workshop on Saturday, 26th November from 1:30 – 3:30, which is now available for booking. It is suitable for all levels and no experience of yoga is necessary.
Since qualifying in 2008 Vicky has studied with many world-renowned teachers such as Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, and Julie Gudmestad. In 2013, she studied with Laura Kupperman on her Yoga for Survivors course and began teaching yoga for those living with cancer. Vicky teaches regularly at the Power Yoga Company, with classes on Mondays at 11am, Wednesdays at 9:15am, Fridays at 11am and Sundays at 5:15. Learn more about Vicky by visiting her website.