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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Achy Breaky Body! Autumn Yoga Timetable


starting 12th September; I’ve added the following new classes to my timetable:


Online booking has now opened for my autumn term


Yoga HIIT, Tuesdays @ 6pm Combining the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training with the sculpting and toning benefits of yoga, this class offer a low impact, fat-torching, solution to stepping up summer fitness!


Liquid Flow, Wednesdays @ 6.30pm Embracing the sense of freedom that movement brings this class offers carefully choreographed fluid and dynamic wave sequences that will keep you immersed in your practise and ensure you sweat, smile and let go of your day!


Body Aligned Functional Yoga, Thursdays @ 6.30pm Emphasising flexibility, stability and strength this class will improve both range and quality of movement, reduce aches and pains and improve posture. The class is aimed at athletes and those with everyday “wear and tear” niggles including lower back pain. No previous yoga experience is necessary.


Dates for your Diary


Taste Cockermouth, 22nd & 23rd September Join me again this year at Taste Cockermouth, where I’ll be letting you in on my healthy eating “secrets” and showing you how to nourish yourself with easy to prepare, delicious and healthy meals. These sessions are perfect for anyone looking for healthy eating inspiration!


Lunar Flow Celebration, 6pm Friday 3rd November (See website for details of classes and all events)


Tel: 07712 531365│Email: info@thehealtharchitect.co.uk www.thehealtharchitect.co.uk


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If your summer’s been all about ultra- marathons, étapes or alpine north faces then it is likely you’ve picked up a few aches and pains along the way. But equally, cramped airplanes, long car journeys, impromptu Frisbee and sedentary chillaxing can also reduce suppleness and cause the body to stiffen up.


Our bodies are designed to move but in order to keep moving fluidly and gracefully we have to work on lengthening what tightens (from overuse) and strengthening what gets weak (from underuse)!


All sports have the potential to cause dysfunctional movement patterns, which in turn can limit sport performance. A “catch-22” situation that has long fascinated me and provided the impetus for teaching sport specific yoga.


I designed my Yoga for Sport classes for every-day athletes, with real bodies and “battle-scars”; there’s no need for confusing Sanskrit or intricate contortions, just a “down to earth” approach to keeping supple!


But everyday life can lead to movement dysfunction too and the causes are often the same; just the rate of decline can be slower! So, the same approach to improving functional movement is equally relevant to those who may do little or no sport. The spine needs to be kept mobile, and muscles prone to shortening, such as the hamstrings, need to be stretched. Targeted core work is required to improve torso stability and reduce the risk of back problems. Also, by working on balance we can reduce our risk of injury from falling and move more confidently.


Building on all my sport specific yoga training and teaching, I’m offering a new class which brings an additional emphasis on realignment. This class will build flexibility, stability and strength and is suitable for anyone wishing to improve both range and quality of movement.


So, if your summer has left you with a few aches, Body Aligned Functional Yoga could be just what you need to restore freedom of movement, grace and suppleness!


Sarah Kekus, aka. The Health Architect 17 AUGUST 2017 ISSUE 417 PAGE 35


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