Adaptive Yoga with Fredee

19 May 2020

Adaptive Yoga with Fredee

Frederique believes that: “In classical Yoga, Asana (yoga poses) is only one of the eight limbs of practice. As a point of entry its main effect over time is to harness the fluctuations of the mind and emotions. As we do so via the body it allows us to clear tension on the physical level and in doing so right away positively affect the mind and emotions.

In the traditional texts of yoga, its primary purpose is the ease of human suffering, not merely a chase for the ultimate stretch (actually the notion of stretching is never mentioned).

There is a practice adapted to each stage of life, state of health. It is my passion to share the gifts of it with all members of the community.”

Class 2:  Expansion

We hope these videos demonstrate that being healthy and feeling fitter doesn’t always have to mean taking part in sport or going to the gym, and that regular low impact exercise such as Adaptive Yoga can be hugely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing.

"In this video we explore how from connecting to a sense of base, grounding, we then have the safe starting point of opening up more fully through the whole body. Again leaning on classical yoga poses the participants share a range of adapted versions suited to their individual circumstances to access the universal principle of expansion in the body, and its effects on the breath, mind, quality of being."

We recommend being familiar with Class 1 : Grounding before trying this one out (see link below)

Class 1:  Grounding

Living with impaired mobility can make feeling grounded a very challenging sensation to retain. Feeling physically grounded is key to easing unnecessary tension, gripping in the body.

Here we explore different aspects of grounding, based on variations of classical yoga poses with and without the use of props or partner assist. Feeling grounded is the foundation stone of feeling safe in the body, in the space we inhabit.


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