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ANIMAL AND CHAIR YOGA FUNDRAISER FOR SALTDEAN LIDO
In response to the plea for fundraising for the Lido buildings and because I teach Yoga there, I wanted to offer something to appeal to all ages to help raise money for this cause. We had great fun and raised money with the help and support of local people and businesses; thanks to Saltdean Zone for helping with promotion, Saltdean Tavern for the 10% off offer for attendees, the Lido members and the all lovely local people who volunteered and attended.
Many yoga poses use English names based on the animals they represent. The poses can be adapted to suit children of all ages. The kids can join in to do the poses and make the animal noises related to the poses, run around doing their own thing, or just watch the from the sidelines. This is a fun way to engage children into yoga in a fun and freely expressive way. The more boisterous kids can let off steam by doing more vigorous poses to start with before calming them down towards the end before sending them home.
Below you can see us doing the frog pose accompanied by a cacophony of “rivet rivet”, the crab pose, lion’s breath with a load “roar” and calming down with starfish. Other poses we did included butterfly, camel, cat, cow, crane, crocodile, dog, eagle, locust, snake, swan and handstand just for fun.
“Lin’s Animal Yoga was fantastic! My two boys loved posing and jumping as different animals, Great fun. They are keen to do it again!”
“Animal yoga for children was great! It was fun and engaging. My daughter really enjoyed it! She has been practicing animal poses ever since. Lin is very good with children and it’s a great way to get them into yoga”
This is an adaptation of yoga poses that can be done simply in a chair to help improve flexibility. This is useful for people who spend long hours sitting, such as at a desk or in planes, train and automobiles and for texter’s neck. It is also for people who are injured or less able to move around as they can benefit from the increased flexibility and breathing without stressing their bodies.
“Great for people who are new to yoga, have limited flexibility or maybe problems with knees and joints. Feels like a proper yoga experience and is immensely enjoyable”.
“I have enjoyed chair yoga very much. I have always wanted to try it but the lack of flexibility was holding me back. During Lin’s chair yoga class I have learned breathing techniques and a few easy but beneficial poses to carry on practicing yoga in my own time”
“As a mature woman with an aversion to organised exercise I approached a session of Chair Yoga with Lin unenthusiastically. It turned out to be perfect for me, a combination of stretching and getting postures right with explanations from Lin on what muscles were being affected for better and worse. Together with gentle breathing and soft music, excellent.”
I have been asked to run these classes more often and am happy to do so if there is interest, please let me know.
Bios Yoga at Saltdean Lido:
Wednesdays 12-12:30 Breathing (Pranayama) for Health 12:30-2pm Yoga for Health, Thursdays 7-8pm Yoga for Health
We are happy to advise you on your health matters and offer a free 15 minute joint and spinal check, without obligation.
Lin Bridgeford DO KFRP MICAK MICRA FSCCO MSc
Registered Osteopath & Kinesiologist & Senior Yoga Teacher
Master Hypnosis and NLP Practitioner
Aether Bios Clinic
01273 309557 07710 227038