Yoga is a way of stimulating strength and vitality in the body. It is a self-contained system that activates every part of the body (muscles, bones, internal organs, glands, etc.).
The physical aspect of yoga is known as the Asanas. While performing these physical postures attention is placed on the movement of the breath. Watching the breath has a profound effect on calming the nervous system and relaxing. This practice of watching the breath is called Pranayama. Practicing Pranayama will keep the body out of the ‘fight or flight’ response, a common byproduct of overworking and stress and will leave you feeling peaceful and calm.
What is more, performing the Asanas, moves the body in all directions which helps to circulating blood and intravenous fluid around the entire body. This increase of circulation helps to maintain optimum functioning of all body systems.
Classes will be following three distinctive paths:
Traditional Hatha - comprising Surya Namaska (sun salutations) and Asanas (60/75 mins)
Pawanmuktasana Series - anti rheumatic, digestive and energy block / release (60 mins)
Yoga Wheel - using a 12" prop to facilitate a stronger practice, deeper backbends and fun balances (60 mins)
Class limited to 8
£8 (60 mins)
Class limited to 5 for Yoga Wheel
£12 per wheel session (60 mins)
I haven't met anyone like Amanda from Bend Fit Mend, she goes straight into your heart and I can promise that you won't leave any of her classes or treatments without a smile. You also get inspired of this woman because of all the love & passion she have for what she do and to help others. Myself who's new to Yoga I have always felt a bit shy when attending classes, something I quickly realised I don't need to be when I went for my first Yoga session at Bend Fit Mend. Amanda really makes everyone in the class feel comfortable and she is making sure that you'll get the attention and guidance you need. I highly recommend Bend Fit Mend! ♥ - Moa Thørnbey : : June 2016
"Although I had practiced yoga on and off and knew the odd few stretches I was absolutely clueless about my body's anatomy and how I could increase my flexibility safely and quickly with maximum impact. I saw how my body benefited from two lunchtime classes a week immediately. My body is more open and the flexibility I desired is consistently developing. This is due to Amanda's first class knowledge of the muscles and how the body works and her care and attention. She will correct your body positioning and explain how to do it correctly one on one and at the time which is hugely helpful. Mentally, I am a lot more relaxed in day-to-day life and more mindful of my body and how to look after it. The studio itself is a little tranquil paradise in the centre of town, well worth a visit on your lunch-break or straight after work - I have never felt better." - Hannah Morrish : : June 2016
"You will not regret going to one of Amanda's amazing yoga sessions. After only a couple of classes I have felt the benefit not only physically but mentally. Incredibly professional and passionate, Amanda really knows her stuff and demonstrates this through the individual support she provides to each class member." - Leanne Marie Jones : : May 2016
"A warm welcome awaits you at Bend Fit Mend. I'm relatively new to Yoga but I felt immediately at ease in this small group and left the session feeling great. I particularly like how Amanda focuses on different parts of the body each week. A great central location in Brighton and a friendly bunch. Thank you!" - Jon Downes : : March 2016