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Gravity Yoga for the Spine

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GRAVITY YOGA UK is all about having a healthy life and a healthy SPINE and reversing the compression that gravity causes whenever we are upright, whether that be standing or sitting.

All of our MAT BASED YOGA CLASSES are first and foremost based on keeping spines strong and healthy and from there combining meditation, breath work and whole body workouts finishing with a final relaxation. 

YOGA TRAPEZE is an ANTI GRAVITY class which naturally helps to decompress the spine and reverse the effect of gravity by inverting our bodies in this amazing yoga prop. Yoga Trapeze again uses a fusion of meditation, breath and relaxation for an all over workout of body and mind.

Elements of Yoga Trapeze are more dynamic than its mat based counterpart we get to strengthen the core and whole body, stretch, flex and fly as well as practicing daring acrobatic poses as we progress to an advanced level. 

 

WHY I SET UP GRAVITY YOGA UK

 

After an accident left me with spine damage nearly 12 years ago I turned to Yoga and Pilates as a way of helping control the pain and strengthen the muscles in my core and posterior chain.

 

I had to give up all of the faster paced activities like aerobics, circuits, dancing, skiing, running and horse riding in a bid to decompress the injury site and learn to accept that low impact movement would be my friend from here on in.

 

Sadly for me the injury was too extreme and 26 months ago, after countless painful procedures to aid pain relief, I had so much compression on my L3/L4 that I was losing sensation in my left limbs and taking Tramadol and Codeine like sweets to alleviate the pain.

 

Major reconstruction surgery in April 2017 involved a decompression of the spine and a Coflex Fusion but also came with a strict guideline from my neurologist “ Go back to your desk job and you run the risk of permanent paralysis”.

I was a Fitness and Aerobics Instructor in the 80’s and my social life all my adult years has always been the gym so I knew what I wanted to do with my forced career change. YOGA !

 

Once I could walk again I spent 6 months training with Yogabody Yoga Teachers College in Barcelona. It was the hardest but one of the best things I have ever done with my life.

Not only did I have to rebuild my body’s strength, flexibility and stamina but I also had to endure the healing pain of surgery. All of this while physically training for very long hours and in between classes, learning the science, anatomy and philosophy behind Yoga whilst travelling back and forth to the college in Barcelona for weeks at a time. 

 

I graduated in January 2018 in both Yoga and Yoga Trapeze and set up Gravity Yoga UK. I know teach in excess of 100 different students each week in the various disciplines of spine safe yoga classes that I offer. 

 

The reason I can now bend without breaking is Yoga and Yoga Trapeze.

 

If you are interested in joining any of our classes, courses or workshops or would be interested in discussing 1 2 1 bespoke sessions then contact me at

[email protected]

https://www.gravityyoga.co.uk