The benefits of yoga – Lucy Holtom & Dr Louise Newson
Lucy Holtom is a yoga teacher who works closely with Dr Newson here at Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre. Lucy runs ‘Living Your Yoga’ and her classes encourage attendees to take time to connect with their inner world through ancient Yogic practices. These practices include co-ordinating the breath with movement; attention to alignment; seeking focus and balance; and finding comfort in challenging the body to open and release the accumulation of tension from life’s day-to-day habits. In this episode, Lucy talks to Dr Newson all about how yoga can nourish, restore and release physical, mental and emotional constraints, whilst building inner strength and confidence.
Lucy’s Three Take Home Tips for Yoga Beginners:
- If you want to try a class, look for recommendations from others and chat to different teachers to find what’s right for you.
- Wear comfortable clothing – you don’t need to spend money on new yoga outfits, just wear whatever you can move freely in.
- Go with an open mind and enjoy!